U.S. Department of Energy representative Todd Stribley (left) and Conservancy President Mark Michel met last year to inspect the property. Credit: The Archaeological Conservancy.

Be A Preservation Hero! – Support The Archaeological Conservancy into 2018

Since 1980, we’ve permanently protected over 515 sites in 45 states – sites that otherwise might have been dug up by looters, razed for development, or simply damaged by neglect. We’ve established long term...
Santa Cruz Island Archaeological Threatened

On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency

Summary of On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency Santa Cruz Island is home to one North America's oldest villages. The significant cultural material is at risk of being destroyed by rising seas...

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...
Peirce Island New Hampshire

Committee Seeks Funds to Excavate on Peirce Island

Summary of “Committee seeks $65K for Peirce Island archaeology study“, from Seacoast Online: The Peirce Island Committee (New Hampshire) is asking Portsmouth city officials to fund $65,000 for further archaeological study of Revolutionary War and...
Harold Martin Clark County

Archaeological Sites Will Determine Route for New Road

In Indiana, official are considering two possible routes for a $22.5 million road for large trucks near Utica. The area is rich is Native American artifacts which have led to many archaeological research projects...
Matt Nelson Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

Students Survey Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

Thursday, May 29 marked the final day of a two-week field survey completed by archaeologist and University of Montana Associate Professor of Archaeology, Doug MacDonald and UM students. They documented features within the 640-acre...
Visting the Past with the Future: Dr. Jim Judge visits Chaco Canyon with his grandson. Credit Jim Judge and Bliss Bruen.

Saving America’s Archaeological Treasures

Give Future Generations the Gift of Archaeological Heritage! Please help us save irreplaceable archaeological treasures threatened across the country. This year, The Archaeological Conservancy was able to save 23 extraordinary archaeological sites from damage and destruction....

Artifacts Discovered at Southern Illinois Airport

An archaeological dig at Southern Illinois Airport has uncovered artifacts dating back to about 1,000 years ago. Patrick Durst, Statewide Survey Coordinator with the Illinois State Archaeological Survey, said his crew has discovered five house...
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,...

Crowdfunding Helping to Save Endangered Sites – Last Day!

Today, superstores, fast food restaurants and parking lots take up an ever-increasing amount of our nation’s land and open space. Along with the natural resources that are consumed, such rapid, unchecked development also destroys...