SPRING 2020 | A Zest For Maya Archaeology

The following is an article excerpt from the Spring 2020 Issue of American Archaeology Magazine.  Become a member to subscribe and read the full story!  By Tamara Jager Stewart With the passing of Michael Coe at...

IN THE NEWS | Museum of Idaho offers tour to Wasden-Croft Archaeological Preserve

Published on August 19, 2019 by Adam Forsgren from EastIdahoNews.com: IDAHO FALLS | The Museum of Idaho is gearing up to take local ancient history lovers on a trip to explore a local archaeological site. The...
Dr Mark Lynott of NPS Midwest Archaeological Center Passed Away in May 2014

Champion of Hopewell Archaeology Passes at 63

Images and text courtesy of NPS Midwest Archaeological Center Facebook page.   It is with sad and heavy hearts that we must announce that Dr. Mark Lynott passed away last week. Mark was the former manager and...

SPRING 2020 | The Enduring Mystery Of Chichén Itzá

The following is an article excerpt from the Spring 2020 Issue of American Archaeology Magazine.  Become a member to subscribe and read the full story!  By Michael Bawaya Nelda Marengo Camacho lay on her stomach on...

Ancient Writing | American Archaeology

Archaeologist Stephen D. Houston of Brown University published a paper in 2006 arguing that a Maya tablet found in Veracruz, Mexico is ”an unambiguous example of writing,” a conclusion that since has been generally...

As NAGPRA Turns Thirty | American Archaeology

Thirty years ago Congress passed landmark legislation designed to return the remains and funerary objects of countless Native Americans to the ground from which they were taken long ago. By Mike Toner This is an article...
Repair work conducted on a sloping face of Monks Mound in 2007. (Courtesy Washington University in St. Louis)

Cahokia’s Monks Mound May Have Been Built in Only 20 Years

Summary of America’s Largest Earthwork, Cahokia’s Monks Mound, May Have Been Built in Only 20 Years, Study Says Monks Mound was constructed as the symbolic center of Cahokia. At its peak, A.D. 1050 to 1100,...
Slide Fire Firefighters Who Discovered Cabin

Historical Cabin Discovered Near Slide Fire

As of May 27, the Slide fire burning near Oak Creek Canyon in Arizona has consumed over 20,328 acres and is 35% contained. Firefighters sought out the help of archaeologists after discovering a previously unknown...

Help Save America’s Threatened Archaeological Treasures

Give Future Generations the Lasting Gift of Protected Archaeological Heritage! & be the preservation hero we need... Please help save irreplaceable archaeological treasures threatened across the country. Become part of one of the most important forces...

Ridges Sancturary Lecture and “Girls’-Night” Camping

The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor continues its Thursday lecture series and hosts a different type of “ladies’ night” this week. The “Lake Lessons” Thursday speaker series held at Baileys Harbor Town Hall offers a...