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Changing Times | American Archaeology

By Julian Smith | When European explorers and missionaries began arriving in the Great Lakes region in the sixteenth century, they found groups including the Huron (also known as the Wendat) and Iroquois (also known...

Google Maps for Travelers | American Archaeology

By David Malakoff | For more than a century, archaeologists have debated why ancient Native Americans built the stout stone towers that sit high above the floor of Nine Mile Canyon, a serpentine gulch in...

A Tour Of The Effigy Mounds Of The Upper Midwest | American Archaeology

By Sara Millhouse | Native Americans built earthen mounds across much of the Eastern half of the United States, but effigy mounds are largely found in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. On this tour, you’ll...

Life After Dark | American Archaeology

By Zach Zorich | At sunset, when the light drains from a landscape, it forces a change in perspective that archaeologists have not often considered. How would the places and people they study have been...

A Proponent of Provocative Ideas | American Archaeology

By Tamara Jager Stewart | Cover Image: Stanford examines a bison bone found on the surface of Late Pleistocene-age peat deposits in southern Colorado in June, 2000. Credit: Pegi Jodry | Since the renowned Paleo-Indian archaeologist...

The Tale Of The Textiles | American Archaeology

By Tamara Jager Stewart This is an article excerpt from the Spring 2021 edition of American Archaeology Magazine. Become a member of The Archaeological Conservancy for your complimentary subscription.  Perched above Beaver Creek and the fertile...

Rediscovering Tenochtitlan | American Archaeology

By Rodrigo Pérez Ortega This is an article excerpt from the Spring 2021 edition of American Archaeology Magazine. Become a member of The Archaeological Conservancy for your complimentary subscription.  Raúl Barrera Rodríguez and his team had...

A Copper Conundrum | American Archaeology

By David Malakoff This is an article excerpt from the Spring 2021 edition of American Archaeology Magazine. Become a member of The Archaeological Conservancy for your complimentary subscription.  In the late 1990s, William Reardon, a U.S....

Collaborating With Collectors | American Archaeology

By Gayle Keck This is an article excerpt from the Spring 2021 edition of American Archaeology Magazine. Become a member of The Archaeological Conservancy for your complimentary subscription.  Warner Williams stood before a fresh grave in...