Setting up surveying equipment to set up a dig at the site of the 1854 Army flagstaff at Vancouver Barracks

Summer of Archaeology at Fort Vancouver

The spot that signified America's presence in the Northwest 160 years ago will highlight the 2014 "Summer of Archaeology" at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. This year's field school projects will include the site of...
Educators at an archaeological survey at Atkins-Johnson Farm in Gladstone

Educators Help Conduct Archaeological Survey in Missouri

About a dozen or so educators participated in a week-long summer archaeology workshop at Atkins-Johnson Farm in Gladstone sponsored by Project Archaeology, a joint program of Montana State University and the federal Bureau of Land...
Tequesta Village Site Hotel Construction Miami

Glow Sticks Prepare Miami’s Tequesta Village Site for Construction

The remnants of a prehistoric Native American village glowed faintly in the twilight Monday evening, history almost lost in the glare of downtown high-rises and the gleam of South Beach across the bay. Archaeologist Bob...
Hopewell woodhenge Chillicothe Ohio

Possible “Woodhenge” Discovered at Hopewell Excavation

National Park Service archaeologists believe they have found evidence of a "woodhenge" - a circular enclosure of wooden posts - at a Hopewell earthworks site near Chillicothe, Ohio. To be certain, the researchers will continue...
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...
Navajo Lake

Archaeology Weekend at Navajo Lake

Prior to the construction of Navajo reservoir in the 1960s, an abundance of Navajo sites and rock art filled the canyons. This was the northern edge of the Dinetah, the old Navajo homeland, where...
Jarrod Burks at Fort Laurens

Research to Begin at Fort Laurens

Beginning in July, an archaeological excavation is scheduled to take place at the northeast bastion of the Revolutionary War-era fort at Fort Laurens State Memorial. The research is being done in preparation for the eventual reconstruction...
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...