The Archaeological Conservancy’s recent California acquisitions | Part 2: Simone Mound

Simone Mound was one of the last undeveloped parcels in a growing residential area. The acquisition and preservation of this unique California mound site offers future researchers a rare opportunity to understand ancient Bay...

The Archaeological Conservancy’s recent California acquisitions | Part 1: Terrarium

The acquisition and preservation of this unique California property continues the vision and work of its late owner, dahinda meda.  California | Despite limitations associated with the pandemic and the subsequent shutdowns, The Archaeological Conservancy...

PRESS RELEASE | The Archaeological Conservancy acquires a portion of the Bull Brook II...

The site was generously donated by Christopher Conley and Candace Christianson. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Ipswich, Massachusetts | A 2-acre property containing a portion of the Bull Brook II archaeological site is now permanently preserved. The site,...

Cultivation, Cooperation, and Conflict | American Archaeology

Researchers are studying the connections between early plant domestication and changing patterns of settlement and conflict during the Middle Holocene.  By Julian Smith This is an article excerpt from the Summer 2020 edition of American Archaeology...

Summer Travel | American Archaeology

Editor’s note: This travel article was planned before the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States. If you’re considering visiting any of the Conservancy’s preserves, please consult the regulations of the states the preserves...

The Truth in the Tree Rings | American Archaeology

The University of Arizona’s Laboratory of Tree Ring Research was founded in 1937 by astronomer A.E. Douglass and is the premiere laboratory devoted to dendrochronology in the U.S.  By Jasmine Demers This is an article excerpt...

A Tough, Versatile People | American Archaeology

An unprecedented three-year project involving scientists from four nations, as well as new studies of ceremonial burial caves that held hundreds of mummified men, women and children, has provided fresh insights into Unangax̂ people...

Forty Years of Preservation, a feature from American Archaeology

Since its inception in 1980, The Archaeological Conservancy has acquired more than 550 sites. By Paula Neely This is a full feature article from the Summer 2020 edition of American Archaeology Magazine to commemorate The Archaeological...

PRESS RELEASE | The Archaeological Conservancy Celebrates 40 Years

Cover Photo: Conservancy staff at their Santa Fe headquarters in 1993. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 1, 2020 Albuquerque, New Mexico | The Archaeological Conservancy is pleased to announce 2020 is the 40th anniversary of their founding....

#GivingTuesdayNow: Join Us for a Day of Global Giving and Unity

#GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity, is an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. It will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The Archaeological Conservancy’s members and supporters sustain our...