Rock Art Revelations

Rock Art Revelations?

Summer 2014: When Larry Loendorf decided to hunt for ancient rock art on the southern Great Plains, he went about it methodically. Loendorf, an archaeologist with Sacred Sites Research in Albuquerque, New Mexico, made...
LiDAR of the Carson Mound Site

Ready for Research

By Paula Neely Spring 2014: One day in 2007, the owner of a field that covers part of the 1,000-year-old Carson Mounds group in northwest Mississippi began leveling the land to improve its drainage. As...
examination of historic trade

An Examination of Historic Trade

By Julian Smith Spring 2014: Native North Americans had been using shell items for ornamental and ceremonial purposes for thousands of years before the Europeans arrived. In the late 16th and early 17th centuries, before...
threat of climate change American Archaeology article

The Threat of Climate Change

By Mike Toner Spring 2014: In the far corner of northwestern Alaska, archaeological deposits containing a record of 5,000 years of human habitation—ancient campsites of the Inupiaq people that have been preserved in the undulating...
American Archaeology Magazine, Spring 2014 Issue

American Archaeology Magazine Spring 2014 Issue

The recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, Spring 2014, is now available. Cover Photo: Numerous historic-period sites have yielded the kind of exquisite marine shell ornaments seen here. A recent study purports to have solved the...