COVID-19 Statement from The Archaeological Conservancy

From our President, Mark Michel: As the COVID-19 pandemic grows, staying connected is more important than ever. We hope this finds you and your friends and family healthy and safe. On behalf of all The Archaeological...

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...
Aeial view of Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, Not licensed for use in commercial settings

What Can We Learn From Ancient Southwest’s Baby Boom?

Researchers at Washington State University have detailed one of the greatest baby booms in North American history - a centuries-long "growth blip" among southwestern Native Americans between 500 to 1300 A.D. It is suspected that the...

PRESS RELEASE | The Santa Fe National Forest Is Seeking Site Stewards

FOREST SEEKS STEWARDS TO HELP PRESERVE PRE-HISTORY Archaeologist Wannabes…..Take Note! SANTA FE, NM – The Santa Fe National Forest is looking for site stewards to protect its wealth of archaeological sites rich with sherds, lithics and...

Learn More about the Mesa Prieta Petroglyph Project

Learn more about the Archaeological Conservancy site, Wells Petroglyph Preserve in the recent article published by the Albuquerque Journal.  Read the article HERE. From the article: Amanda Fox, guide and Mesa Prieta Tour and Outreach Coordinator,...
The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, SUMMER 2018, is now available! COVER: Kin Kletso is one of Chaco Canyon’s great houses. Evidence indicates that gambling could have played an important role in the lives of Chacoans. CREDIT: James Q. Jacobs

American Archaeology Summer 2018 is Here!

The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, SUMMER 2018, is now available! COVER: Kin Kletso is one of Chaco Canyon’s great houses. Evidence indicates that gambling could have played an important role in...
BRENT BRISTOL/FLICKR A site on Apache Mountain, where Apache warriors plunged to their deaths to avoid the U.S. cavalry, may soon overlook a copper mine.

Planned Arizona copper mine would put a hole in Apache archaeology

Summary of Planned Arizona copper mine would put a hole in Apache archaeology  and of  Apache tribe distressed by privatization of sacred land Native American Tribes, especially the Apache, archaeologist and other conservationists are upset about...

Forty Years of Preservation, a feature from American Archaeology

Since its inception in 1980, The Archaeological Conservancy has acquired more than 550 sites. By Paula Neely This is a full feature article from the Summer 2020 edition of American Archaeology Magazine to commemorate The Archaeological...
A team member works inside his excavation grid. Photo by Kelsey Jae Wardwell/Missoulian

University of Montana archaeologists unearth Buffalo Soldiers’ artifacts at Fort Missoula

Summary of "UM archaeologists unearth Buffalo Soldiers' artifacts at Fort Missoula" In the summer of 1888, the 25th Infantry arrived at Fort Missoula from their post in the Dakota Territory. All 220 members of the unit...
Grand Contraband Camp 1864

Excavations at Grand Contraband Slavery Camp

Archaeologists are now digging on the site known as the Grand Contraband Camp where low-cost housing was torn down two years ago in downtown Hampton, VA. The crew started with three test plots. In one...