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...

SPRING 2020 | A Zest For Maya Archaeology

The following is an article excerpt from the Spring 2020 Issue of American Archaeology Magazine.  Become a member to subscribe and read the full story!  By Tamara Jager Stewart With the passing of Michael Coe at...

FALL 2019 | The Omnipresence Of Telepresence

The following is an article excerpt from the Fall 2019 Issue of American Archaeology Magazine.  Become a member to subscribe and read the full story!  By David Malakoff One evening this past May, maritime archaeologist Michael...

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...

WINTER 2019 | The Threat Of Climate Change

The following is an article excerpt from the Winter 2019 Issue of American Archaeology Magazine.  Become a member to subscribe and read the full story!  By Tamara Jager Stewart With sea levels and temperatures rising, permafrost...
Monks Mound, Bryan Werner

Prehistoric Sites Near St. Louis Threatened by Expansion

As the population has moved west into St. Louis County over the past few decades experts warn that another round of prehistoric sites is at risk. St. Louis sits at the convergence of the Mississippi...
Indian Agency House

Wisconsin Children Try Out Archaeology

Last week a small group of Portage, Wisconsin children received hands-on experience on what it's like to conduct archaeological research and the importance of recording details during excavation. 12 youngsters, all going into sixth or seventh grade...
COVER: A feather bundle (upper right), a pair of tapestry-woven yucca sandals (below) and a woman’s yucca-cordage apron with human-hair waistcord are some of the artifacts researchers have reexcavated. Credit: Courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History cat. # H-13338; the Museum of Peoples and Cultures, Brigham Young University cat. #1992.30.1 and .2; the Field Museum of Natural History cat. #165246/Laurie Webster

American Archaeology Magazine Spring 2017 is Here!

The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, SPRING 2017, is now available! COVER: A feather bundle (upper right), a pair of tapestry-woven yucca sandals (below) and a woman’s yucca-cordage apron with human-hair waistcord are some...
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,...
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...