Rewriting The History Of The Rappahannocks

By Paula Neely For years, Anne Richardson, chief of the Rappahannock tribe, gathered with her people for ceremonies and summer fish fries at several locations along the Rappahannock River in Virginia. She didn’t realize the...

Racing For A Purpose

By David Malakoff Conducting field research on Arizona’s Perry Mesa, a rugged wedge of desert some forty miles north of Phoenix known for its dazzling rock art and ancient ruins perched atop spectacular cliffs, can...

A Snapshot of Subsistence and Rebellion

By Kelley Berliner VERMONT | The Egg Mountain site consists of a hillside settlement that was likely occupied from the late 1700s until approximately 1820. At least a dozen cellar holes, combined with stone walls...

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The Spring 2022 edition of American Archaeology is now available!  Get your copy on select newsstands nationwide or become a member of The Archaeological Conservancy for your complimentary subscription.  Read highlights from the latest...

Identifying Good Government

By Michael Bawaya In August of 1970, the renowned anthropologist Robert Carneiro published a paper titled “A Theory of the Origin of the State” in the journal Science. The paper explored the theories that had...

The Story Of Marshall’s Pen

By David Malakoff In the early 1800s, Alexander Lindsay, a retired British general who was a former governor of Jamaica and the sixth Earl of Balcarres, sensed an opportunity to cash in on Europe’s thirst...

A Glimpse Of New York’s Past

By Jackie Rocheleau Most visitors to New York State begin and end their trips in New York City. But those traveling outside the urban center can experience the rich history of the region across the...

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Get a preview of the summer issue of American Archaeology Magazine HERE!  Read article excerpts, book reviews, and more!  TAC Members should receive a copy in the mail soon!  Non-members can find a copy on...

Meadowcroft Revisited

By Julian Smith In June of this year, James Adovasio of the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, returned to a site he has been investigating since the end of the Vietnam War. The Meadowcroft...