Book Jacket of Beliefs and Rituals in Archaic Eastern North America

Book Review- Beliefs & Rituals in Archaic Eastern North America

Beliefs and Rituals in Archaic Eastern North America: An Interpretive Guide By Cheryl Claassen (University of Alabama Press, 2015; 408 pgs., illus., $60 cloth; www.uapress.ua.edu) Appalachian State University archaeologist Cheryl Claassen has produced this outstanding guide to...
This four-hole ocarina, which came from northwest Costa Rica, is shaped like a mythical animal. (c) President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. PM# 976-59-20/24969.

An Instrument For The Ages

Fall 2017: By Gayle Keck. You might have had one when you were a kid. You might have encountered a magical one while playing a popular video game. You might even have an app on...
This Late Classic (a.d. 750 - 850) jar likely contained perishable food that the Maya offered to their gods in hopes that the gods would reciprocate with rain. The jar was found in situ in Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave in Belize. Credit: Jaime Awe

A Time Of Desperation: Archaeology of Maya Caves

Summer 2016: By Kristin Ohlson.  In 1989, William Pleitez was hunting near his farm in western Belize when his dog squeezed between some boulders near a hillside and disappeared. Pleitez soon found that the boulders...

Summer 2016

American Archaeology Magazine Summer 2016 is now available! COVER: This Late Classic (a.d. 750 - 850) jar likely contained perishable food that the Maya offered to their gods in hopes that the gods would...

WINTER 2019 | Investigating The Vacant Quarter

The following is an article excerpt from the Winter 2019 Issue of American Archaeology Magazine.  Become a member to subscribe and read the full story!  By David Malakoff In 1978, archaeologist Stephen Williams was touring ancient...
In consultation with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, archaeologists from the University of Florida, the National Park Service, and the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Research teamed up in March of 2013 to salvage a 4,500-year-old cemetery of thirty-two individuals at McClamory Key.

A Tale Of Prehistoric Climate Change

Winter 2017: By Julian Smith. Florida, with an average elevation of six feet above sea level, tops the list of states at risk of flooding due to climate change. Over three-quarters of the Sunshine State’s...
American Archaeology 2016 Spring cover

Spring 2016 is Here!

The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, SPRING 2016, is now available. COVER: A kiva (foreground) and the remains of an 18th-century Spanish mission church (background) are seen in this photo of Pecos National...
Jarrod Trombley excavates sediments in the ancient ditch that marks the outer edge of the Great Circle.

A Hopewell Woodhenge

Winter 2014 A Hopewell Woodhenge By Dave Ghose Two excavators dug a long, narrow trench in the flat, vacant landscape. They were part of a small crew that worked quietly in an unremarkable patch of the...

WINTER 2019 | A Glimpse of Early Agriculture

The following is an article excerpt from the Winter 2019 Issue of American Archaeology Magazine.  Become a member to subscribe and read the full story!  By Julian Smith Last summer and fall, drivers on Interstate 10...
The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, FALL 2017, is now available! COVER: This four-hole ocarina depicts an unknown animal. It was found in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, and is now in the collections of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at Harvard University. Credit: (c) President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. PM# 17-3-20/C8064.

American Archaeology Magazine Fall 2017 is Here!

The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, FALL 2017, is now available! COVER: This four-hole ocarina depicts an unknown animal. It was found in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, and is now in the collections of...