Acton Recreation Area

Previously Recorded Site Now Appears to be Missing

A series of American Indian wooden shelters located about 20 miles northwest of Billings, Montana has been discovered missing from the BLM landscape where they once stood. The structures had been nominated to the National Register...

PHOTO TOUR | 2019 Hidden World of the Ancient Maya of Chiapas and Tabasco

Travel along with our recent tour group as they journey into the heart of Maya country to experience local culture and explore rain forests and ancient ruins on the 2019 Hidden World of the Ancient...

SPRING 2019 PREVIEW | Righting Wrongs At Effigy Mounds

The following is an excerpt from the Spring 2019 Issue of American Archaeology Magazine.  By Julian Smith COVER IMAGE: Effigy Mounds’ officials bought so many new pieces of construction equipment that a shed was built to hold...

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...
Dr. Jess Robinson Vermont Archaeologist

Second Vermont State Archaeologist to serve

Dr. Jess Robinson has been selected to serve as Vermont’s new State Archaeologist. He is the second State Archaeologist to serve Vermont, since the General Assembly established the position in 1976. Jess replaces Giovanna...
Burial Hill in Plymouth Massachusetts

Excavations Underway at Burial Hill in Plymouth, MA

As part of a long-term research project being undertaken by the Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research (AFMCAR) at UMass Boston, an archaeological excavation is taking place on the east side of Burial...
It’s thought that the springhouse could have once served as a private fort.

Expanding Ebbert Spring Site preserve that spans Paleo-Indian to 19th Century

In 2010 the Conservancy negotiated an agreement with a real estate developer to acquire a 3.4-acre parcel of land in the center of a large industrial development in Antrim Township in south-central Pennsylvania. The...

Science Uncovers Story of Slaves on Zoo Property

Summary from Who was Buried at Grassmere Plantation?  and Science uncovers story of slaves on zoo property Archaeologists working with the Nashville Zoo excavated an area of construction within the Zoo, exhuming human remains from a small 19th Century...
Setting up surveying equipment to set up a dig at the site of the 1854 Army flagstaff at Vancouver Barracks

Summer of Archaeology at Fort Vancouver

The spot that signified America's presence in the Northwest 160 years ago will highlight the 2014 "Summer of Archaeology" at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. This year's field school projects will include the site of...
Slide Fire - Archaeologist Jeremy Haines holds a railroad spike from a historic site.

Historic Sites Revealed Within Slide Fire’s Ashes

In June, firefighters in central Arizona successfully brought the Slide Fire to 100% containment. Working alongside the firefighters were archaeologists attempting to protect pieces of history and archaeological sites known to be in the...