Poverty Point State Historic Site. UNESCO

Poverty Point Earthworks Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site

On Sunday, June 22, UNESCO designated the ancient monumental earthworks of Poverty Point in West Carroll Parish, Louisiana as a world heritage site, making it the 22nd U.S. site to be given this honor...
Andy Barr at Camp Nelson

Congressman Visits Camp Nelson, Discusses National-Park Inclusion

Congressman Andy Barr visited Camp Nelson Heritage Park in early June as his office works with Camp Nelson staff to initiate the process of making Camp Nelson a national park. Dr. Stephen McBride, director of...
archaeologists open new trench Grand Contraband Camp

Dig-Site Updates from Hampton Civil War Refugee Slave Camp

Last week, we shared a report on the Grand Contraband Slavery Camp excavations in Hampton, VA. Archaeologists have opened a new trench this week, hoping to add to the rich catalog of nearly 200 features...

Researchers Digitally Record Paleoamerican Remains

When exploratory divers discovered the underwater Mexican cave site known as Hoyo Negro, the conditions of the cave were so pristine and stable, says archaeologist Dominique Rissolo, "it looked like no one had ever...
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...
Burial Hill in Plymouth Massachusetts

Excavations Underway at Burial Hill in Plymouth, MA

As part of a long-term research project being undertaken by the Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research (AFMCAR) at UMass Boston, an archaeological excavation is taking place on the east side of Burial...
Interior of a Sinixt pithouse in the Slocan Valley

Studying a 2,700 Year Old Village in Canada

Last summer, Hamilton College archaeology student Morgan Biggs attended the college's archaeological field school, led by Assistant Professor of Archaeology Nathan Goodale, and excavated artifacts from the Slocan Narrows Pithouse Village in southeastern British Columbia, Canada. The village,...
Fort Galpin Archaeology Camp

Children Work Alongside Experts at Fort Galpin

20 fourth- and fifth-grade children recently attended the three-day archaeological camp at Fort Galpin hosted by the South Dakota State Historical Society. Fort Galpin was a post occupied by the American Fur Company in 1856 and...
Smallin Cave

Digging Into the Prehistoric Ozarks

Missouri State University students are getting their hands dirty in the name of uncovering the historic and the prehistoric. Under the guidance of Assistant Professor of Archaeology Jack Ray, the students have already spent days...

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...