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...

Winter Archaeological Adventures to the Maya World

Two of our amazing winter Archaeological Adventures, The Hidden Maya: Chiapas to Tabasco and the Maya Empire: Belize to Tikal still have spaces available for you to join us. Give the gift of travel!...
Hopewell woodhenge Chillicothe Ohio

Possible “Woodhenge” Discovered at Hopewell Excavation

National Park Service archaeologists believe they have found evidence of a "woodhenge" - a circular enclosure of wooden posts - at a Hopewell earthworks site near Chillicothe, Ohio. To be certain, the researchers will continue...
Mesa Verde in the American Southwest.

Localized climate change and ancient depopulation in the Southwest

Summary of Localized climate change contributed to ancient depopulation Researchers at Washington State University are using tree ring data try to answer the question of how localized climate change in the Southwest contributed to the...

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...

Students help in protecting ancient rock art at Smith’s Family Preserve

A recent article published by the San Antonio Express News, discusses the importance of student volunteers in preserving the ancient rock art sites at Smith's Family Preserve, owned by the Archaeological Conservancy.  Read the...
Davis holds a vessel from the collections of the University of Arkansas Museum. Among many other positions she was assistant director of the museum from 1963 to 1967. photo by RICHARD BERQUIST

In Memoriam Hester Davis – A National Treasure

We mourn the recent passing of Hester Davis, considered a national treasure by the archaeological community. She served as the Arkanas State Archaeologist from the creation of the position, in 1967, until her retirement...
PHOTO BY DONALD E. HURLBERT, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Domestication slowly transformed maize from a stubby grass into the long cobs with juicy kernels we know and love today.

Ancient maize followed two paths into the Southwest

Summary from Ancient maize followed two paths into the Southwest , The origin and evolution of maize in the Southwestern United States , How corn became corn The origin of maize (or commonly corn) into...
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...
Example of Projectile point from Mississippi Prehistoric Site.

Why Does The DAPL Matter in the Southeast? Or Anywhere?

To of my friends here in the Southeast, and across many parts of the country, the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) issue and protests may seem a bit far away- like something that's happening to...