Living the Ancient Southwest Edited by David Grant Noble

Book Review: Living the Ancient Southwest

Living the Ancient Southwest Edited by David Grant Noble (School for Advanced Research Press, 2014; 200 pgs., illus., $60 cloth, $25 paper; www.sarpress.org) David Grant Noble has been writing and editing books about archaeology in the...
Oregon State University field school students excavate Western Stemmed Tradition items from deposits

Did The Clovis People Have Neighbors?

2015: By Marcia Hill Gossard. Loren Davis was standing with a historic photo in his hand looking at the south side of a canyon along the Salmon River in western Idaho. He was trying to...
A petroglyph near the site of Las Crucitas, Honduras that Chris Begley believes may represent a feathered serpent. Credit Chris Begley.

A Lost City Found?

Summer 2015: By Charles C. Poling On March 2, 2015, a news story on the National Geographic website announced the discovery of an ancient “lost city” that was once inhabited by a mysterious culture in the...
The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, SPRING 2018, is now available! COVER: Researchers carefully position a 3-D scanner on the fragile steps of Copán’s Hieroglyphic Stairway. The scans are used to reproduce the stairway. Credit: Barbara Fash

American Archaeology Magazine Spring 2018 is Here!

The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, SPRING 2018, is now available! COVER: Researchers carefully position a 3-D scanner on the fragile steps of Copán’s Hieroglyphic Stairway. The scans are used to reproduce...
than 13,000 artifacts, some dating back 5,000 years, along this three-mile passage called Broadway. Photo Credit: NPS

Celebrating A Centennial

Spring 2016: By Margaret Shakespeare By the turn of the 20th century the secret was out. Maverick rancher and outdoorsman Theodore Roosevelt knew it. The Swedish archaeologist Gustaf N. A. Nordenskiöld knew it. Adventurers, photographers,...
POINT 6 Logo Created by Artist Mathew Hanson-Weller featuring 6 hand drawn points.

The POINT-6 Emergency Preservation Program Begins

The Conservancy is excited to announce the launch of POINT-6, the sixth phase of an emergency acquisition project intended to purchase significant sites in immediate danger of destruction. The cultural remains of America’s prehistoric...

FALL 2019 | The Beginnings Of Slavery

The following is an article excerpt from the Fall 2019 Issue of American Archaeology Magazine.  Become a member to subscribe and read the full story!  By Paula Neely David Givens pointed to a trash pit that...
Archaeologist Tom Dillehay (in blue shirt and hat, standing) has directed excavations at Monte Verde in southern Chile for years. Recent research suggests the site could be more than 18,000 years old. Photo Credit: Kenneth Garrett.

How Were The Americas Colonized?

Winter 16: By David Malakoff. Two decades ago, when molecular anthropologist Ripan Malhi was a graduate student studying the earliest human inhabitants of North America, he sometimes had to watch his tongue. Malhi and some...
A researcher measures pictographs at Doll Ruin in 1959 during the Glen Canyon Project. The site contained 20 pictographs and petroglyphs, most of which were about four-feet tall. The rock art was presumably destroyed by Lake Powell. Courtesy of Natural History Museum of Utah.

The Act That Changed Archaeology

Summer 2016: By Wayne Curtis. In 1963, the diversion tunnels allowing the Colorado River to flow around the vast and newly-built Glen Canyon Dam in northern Arizona were closed and sealed shut. Above it, the...
This reconstruction of Fort Caroline is found at Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve in Jacksonville. Based on the le Moyne de Morgues/de Bry illustration, it’s not considered to be historically accurate. Credit Timucuan Preserve, National Park Service.

When France Tried To Colonize Florida

Fall 2015: By Wayne Curtis On August 12, 2014, two divers rolled into the water from the research vessel Roper, anchored just off the coast of Florida’s Cape Canaveral. They were pretty sure they’d find something...