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,...

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...

Learn more about Fort Parker

A recent article published by the Livingston Enterprise, explores Crow tribal history at Fort Parker, a site acquired by the Archaeological Conservancy in 2016.  Read the full article by Joseph Bullington here. From the article: Photo...

Smith Family Preserve Prepares for Fall Opening

The Smith’s Family Preserve completed the installation of their information kiosk on March 30.  The project was completed through the combined efforts of generous donors, volunteers, schools, and government agencies. The Preserve would like thank...

PHOTO TOUR | 2019 Aztecs, Toltecs, and Teotihuacános

Travel along with our recent tour group as they journey into the home of the Aztecs where they experience local culture, art, and ancient ruins on the 2019 Aztecs, Toltecs, and Teotihuacános. Scroll through the...

Fall Tour Schedule Unveiled

Our Fall Tour Schedule is now available and it promises to be an exciting season!  Whether you're interested in Pueblo cultures of the southwest, American military history, or the Mixtecan and Zapotecan civilizations of...
This portrait painted in 1710 shows the extensively tattooed Mohawk leader Sa Ga Yeath Qua Pleth Tow. Credit: Mezzotint by John Simon, after painting by John Verlest

American Archaeology Wins Its Fifth Gene S. Stuart Award

The article “Discovering the Archaeology of Tattooing” by Gayle Keck has won the Gene S. Stuart Award. The award, which is bestowed by the Society For American Archaeology, is given to the author of...

SPRING 2019 PREVIEW | Harvard’s History Lesson

The following is an excerpt from the Spring 2019 Issue of American Archaeology Magazine.  By Elaine K. Howley COVER IMAGE: The excavators have recovered numerous pipes. This white clay pipe with a partially broken stem dates to...

SPRING 2019 PREVIEW | Righting Wrongs At Effigy Mounds

The following is an excerpt from the Spring 2019 Issue of American Archaeology Magazine.  By Julian Smith COVER IMAGE: Effigy Mounds’ officials bought so many new pieces of construction equipment that a shed was built to hold...

PHOTO TOUR | 2019 Hidden World of the Ancient Maya of Chiapas and Tabasco

Travel along with our recent tour group as they journey into the heart of Maya country to experience local culture and explore rain forests and ancient ruins on the 2019 Hidden World of the Ancient...