A team member works inside his excavation grid. Photo by Kelsey Jae Wardwell/Missoulian

University of Montana archaeologists unearth Buffalo Soldiers’ artifacts at Fort Missoula

Summary of "UM archaeologists unearth Buffalo Soldiers' artifacts at Fort Missoula" In the summer of 1888, the 25th Infantry arrived at Fort Missoula from their post in the Dakota Territory. All 220 members of the unit...

Archaeologists Excavate Colonial Battlefield in New York

Summary of "Archaeologists Excavate NY Colonial Battleground" from ABC News online: An excavation of a section of Lake George Battlefield Park is currently being conducted by the State University of Adirondack for their annual six-week...
Peirce Island New Hampshire

Committee Seeks Funds to Excavate on Peirce Island

Summary of “Committee seeks $65K for Peirce Island archaeology study“, from Seacoast Online: The Peirce Island Committee (New Hampshire) is asking Portsmouth city officials to fund $65,000 for further archaeological study of Revolutionary War and...
US Bureau of Reclamation – Washington, DC

Agency Under Investigation Regarding NAGPRA Compliance

Summary of "Agency accused of violating law on remains, relics", from the Reno-Gazette Journal, Associated Press: The U.S. Office of Special Counsel, an independent federal agency, has directed the Department of the Interior (DOI) to...
Slide Fire - Archaeologist Jeremy Haines holds a railroad spike from a historic site.

Historic Sites Revealed Within Slide Fire’s Ashes

In June, firefighters in central Arizona successfully brought the Slide Fire to 100% containment. Working alongside the firefighters were archaeologists attempting to protect pieces of history and archaeological sites known to be in the...
Yazwinski Farmland

(Update) Deerfield Family Seeks Return of Artifacts Found on Their Land

Update July 10: Elizabeth Chilton, director of the UMass-Amherst Center for Heritage and Society, has recently submitted an article to the Daily Hampshire Gazette which aims to respond to several online articles regarding this news story, including an...

Wing Fort House Archaeological Project

From Cape Cod Times: Cape Cod's oldest town is in the midst of its 375th anniversary celebration, but evidence that it has been inhabited for much longer is being dug out of the soil at Spring...
Brooks County TX mass grave

Texas Mass Grave Site Continues to Reveal More Remains

Just east of Laredo in the town of Falfurias, TX, the discovery of a mass grave site has turned to the aid of archaeologists and forensic anthropologists to answer questions about the unknown deceased. According...
Historic Wintersburg Mission recognized as official Church 1930 2

Japanese American Site Named to List of Most Endangered Historic Places

Historic Wintersburg in Huntington Beach, once the center of the Japanese American community in Orange County, has been named to the 2014 list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. The announcement was made Thursday...
Main Parade Ground Presidio

Archaeological Excavation at Historic Presidio

In one of San Francisco’s oldest neighborhoods, the Presidio, archaeologists are working in the parade grounds just 75 yards from the historic officer’s quarters. “The first 70 years of people living here is quite a...