boca raton calm morning on beach

Bone Fragments Await Decision Under NAGPRA

Earlier this year, a 7-year-old girl brought an unusual fragment of bone and teeth for show-and-tell. She said she found it near the beach in Boca Raton. Her teacher called police suspecting that the...
Kakaako Advertiser Building Construction in Honolulu

Burial Council Questions State Decision to Continue Without Survey

The Oahu Burial Council in Honolulu, Hawaii, is asking for closer review over a controversial redevelopment project for the old Honolulu Advertiser building, 801 South St. in Kakaako. Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL OIBC...
Oil Well signs need Killdeer Mountain

Looking for Work? Try Archaeology in North Dakota!

The recent oil boom in North Dakota is driving an increase in demand for archaeologists. Archaeological survey is not necessarily a requirement for all oil projects, but they are a mandate for most federal drilling permits. The...
Adair Cabin Finds

Interesting Discoveries at Adair Cabin

On May 29th, we reported on the beginning of an excavation project at Adair Cabin in Kansas. Today, we learn about the findings from the field school: Silver-plated fork with the initials FBA (Florella Adair...
Grand Contraband Camp 1864

Excavations at Grand Contraband Slavery Camp

Archaeologists are now digging on the site known as the Grand Contraband Camp where low-cost housing was torn down two years ago in downtown Hampton, VA. The crew started with three test plots. In one...
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...