Trespassers ignite a wildfire at Smith Family Archaeological Preserve

UTAH | On the evening of June 28, 2020 a fire started on Utah State land north of the preserve and traveled northward toward Saratoga Springs. The preserve was not in danger until two...

PRESS RELEASE | The Archaeological Conservancy, West Virginia Land Trust, and Greenbrier Historical Society...

Funds raised during the campaign will be used to acquire and preserve this colonial-era site that is currently without protections from development and destruction. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | June 29, 2020 Alderson, West Virginia | The...

Learn more about our upcoming Virtual Tour project in this Sunday’s edition of the...

The Santa Fe New Mexican recently visited with The Archaeological Conservancy during the filming of our upcoming Virtual Tour Video Series at San Marcos Pueblo.  Click here to read the full article and learn...

The Archaeological Conservancy’s recent California acquisitions | Part 2: Simone Mound

Simone Mound was one of the last undeveloped parcels in a growing residential area. The acquisition and preservation of this unique California mound site offers future researchers a rare opportunity to understand ancient Bay...

The Archaeological Conservancy’s recent California acquisitions | Part 1: Terrarium

The acquisition and preservation of this unique California property continues the vision and work of its late owner, dahinda meda.  California | Despite limitations associated with the pandemic and the subsequent shutdowns, The Archaeological Conservancy...

PRESS RELEASE | The Archaeological Conservancy acquires a portion of the Bull Brook II...

The site was generously donated by Christopher Conley and Candace Christianson. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ipswich, Massachusetts | A 2-acre property containing a portion of the Bull Brook II archaeological site is now permanently preserved. The site,...

Cultivation, Cooperation, and Conflict | American Archaeology

Researchers are studying the connections between early plant domestication and changing patterns of settlement and conflict during the Middle Holocene.  By Julian Smith This is an article excerpt from the Summer 2020 edition of American Archaeology...

Summer Travel | American Archaeology

Editor’s note: This travel article was planned before the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States. If you’re considering visiting any of the Conservancy’s preserves, please consult the regulations of the states the preserves...

The Truth in the Tree Rings | American Archaeology

The University of Arizona’s Laboratory of Tree Ring Research was founded in 1937 by astronomer A.E. Douglass and is the premiere laboratory devoted to dendrochronology in the U.S.  By Jasmine Demers This is an article excerpt...

A Tough, Versatile People | American Archaeology

An unprecedented three-year project involving scientists from four nations, as well as new studies of ceremonial burial caves that held hundreds of mummified men, women and children, has provided fresh insights into Unangax̂ people...