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 ...
Getting ready for the final photos of the excavation pit at the Paleo through Archaic period Wakulla Springs Lodge site.

Sneak Peak: 15,000 Year-Old Pre-Clovis at Wakulla Springs

Fall 2018 Sneak Peek By Tamara Jager Stewart. 15,000 Year-Old Pre-Clovis Sites Cluster at Wakulla Springs, Florida         Are These Evidence of Mastodon Kill Sites? Great to see old friend and Paleo-Indian archaeologist Dr. Andy Hemmings as I...
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...
Portland State University and Bureau of Land Management archaeologists work at Port Clarence, where frequent looting took place. Credit: Shelby Anderson

Artifacts For Sale

Spring 2016: By Julian Smith. When Shelby Anderson of Portland State University arrived at Port Clarence in western Alaska to conduct an archaeological survey in 2013, she was astonished at what she found. The narrow...
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...
Corey Village and the Cayuga World, Book Cover.

Book Review – Corey Village and the Cayuga World: Implications from Archaeology and...

Corey Village and the Cayuga World:  Implications from Archaeology and Beyond Edited by Jack Rossen (Syracuse University Press, 2015; 388 pgs., illus., $40 cloth; SyracuseUniversityPress.syr.edu) The Iroquois, or Haudenosaunee, originally consisted of five tribes—the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga,...
This illustration of numerous shell mounds at the Turner River Shellworks site in Ten Thousand Islands, Florida, is based on archaeological evidence.Credit: MARTIN PATE, COURTESY MARGO SCHWADRON, NPS

Rethinking Shell Middens

Summer 2018: By David Malakoff In the fall of 2005, Hurricane Wilma, a powerful storm packing 120-mile-an-hour winds, smashed into the Ten Thousand Islands, a fifty-mile-long maze of mangrove-ringed islets on the Florida’s southwestern coast....

Winter 2015 is Here!

The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, WINTER 2015 , is now available. COVER: Researchers stabilize a drill in preparation of coring an ice patch. They core the patches to see their internal structures,...
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...
Viva La Belle: Reconstructing La Salle's Ship.

Spring 2015 is Here

The recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, Spring 2015 , is now available. COVER: Peter Fix (foreground) and Jim Bruseth reassemble the hull timbers of La Belle, the ship of the French explorer Robert Cavelier, Sier...