SPRING 2019 PREVIEW | Harvard’s History Lesson

The following is an excerpt from the Spring 2019 Issue of American Archaeology Magazine.  By Elaine K. Howley COVER IMAGE: The excavators have recovered numerous pipes. This white clay pipe with a partially broken stem dates to...

SPRING 2019 PREVIEW | Righting Wrongs At Effigy Mounds

The following is an excerpt from the Spring 2019 Issue of American Archaeology Magazine.  By Julian Smith COVER IMAGE: Effigy Mounds’ officials bought so many new pieces of construction equipment that a shed was built to hold...

SPRING 2019 PREVIEW | Disappearing Digital Data

The following is an excerpt from the Spring 2019 Issue of American Archaeology Magazine.  By Alexandra Witze COVER IMAGE: Archaeologists with Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc. collect data from a Paleo-Indian site in Cave Valley, Nevada ...

SPRING 2019 PREVIEW | A Glimpse Of The First Americans

The following is an excerpt from the Spring 2019 Issue of American Archaeology Magazine.  By David Malakoff COVER IMAGE:  A researcher works at Trail Creek Cave 2 in Alaska, where DNA was extracted from the tooth of...

SPRING 2019 PREVIEW | His Life As A Field Archaeologist

The following is an excerpt from the Spring 2019 Issue of American Archaeology Magazine. By Tamara Jager Stewart COVER IMAGE: Wendorf poses in front of an excavation trench at a salvage project in New Mexico in...

Dealing with the Funding Crisis

Winter 2018-19: By David Malakoff In the summer of 1894, archaeologist Ernest Volk of Harvard University was excavating a promising prehistoric site in New Jersey’s Delaware River Valley when he hit an unyielding obstacle: money....

The Other Bonaparte

Winter 2018-19: By Gayle Keck Napoleon should have listened to his brother. Joseph Bonaparte, the defeated emperor's older sibling, had offered to trade places as the English closed in on them in 1815, hoping their...

Physical and Spiritual Health

Winter 2018-19: By Mike Toner. In 1535, an outbreak of scurvy ravaged the crew of French explorer Jacques Cartier’s expedition to the St. Lawrence River. Twenty-five men died before a friendly Iroquois chief summoned tribal...

The End of Slavery in New York

Winter 2018: By Dan Ferber. On an August day in 1810, in a courtroom in Albany, New York, a thirty-seven-year-old mother of three signed a document that changed her life forever. The woman, named Susanah,...

The Magnificent Artifacts Of Key Marco

Winter 2018-19: By Tamara Jager Stewart. Hearing reports of fascinating and incredibly preserved artifacts emerging from the dredged muck on Florida’s southwest coast, Frank Hamilton Cushing with the Bureau of American Ethnology in Washington, D.C....