Tennessee Historical Commission

37 Historic Preservation Grants Awarded to Tennessee Projects

Bill Haslam, governor of Tennessee, and the Tennessee Historical Commission announced Tuesday that 37 Historic Preservation Fund grants have been awarded to community organizations from the Historic Preservation Fund for programs and activities that support...
Michele Pierson sifts for artifacts Thursday at an archaeological dig on Big Talbot Island

Excavations Underway for Site with Mysterious Shell Ring

University of North Florida archaeologists and students have begun excavations on a site where the First Coast Native American Timucuan tribe’s ancestors left behind a 65-meter-wide ring of shells. First discovered in 1974, the...
LSU Rural Life Museum

Excavations at Chatsworth Plantation in Louisiana

A recent excavation of the old sugar mill at the 575-acre Chatsworth Plantation in south Baton Rouge has revealed an array of artifacts that help provide clues to archaeologists to what life was like...
Hackett Hill Park

Locals Dispute Over Guinea Community Artifacts

In a local dispute over artifact ownership, The Dutchess County Historical Society (New York) is now seeking the return of artifacts from the Bard College professor that was hired to oversee an archaeological excavation...
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...
BLM site vandalized Del Norte CO

Local Teenagers Thought to Have Damaged Petroglyph Site

On May 23, local news reporter and "story teller" Kevin Torres did a segment on the recent vandalism at a Native American petroglyph site near Del Norte, Colorado. In the video, Torres went to the...
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...
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...
Donald Weaver

Remembering Dr. Donald E. Weaver

Donald E. Weaver, Jr., passed away May 26 at the Hospice of the Valley in Scottsdale, AZ. The text below was written in parts by Kelley Hays-Gilpin, Northern Arizona University; Bob Mark, and Evelyn Billo,...
Seacost Gym Privy

1700s Privy Discovered at Old Gym Site

In a dig-site in Seacoast, New Hampshire where the old Connie Bean gymnasium once stood, an archaeological salvage project has unearthed an outhouse dating to the mid-1700's. Inside, they found dozens of pieces of...