The Author and 'Doc' Dr. John Cottier last Summer.

In Memoriam Dr. John Cottier

We lost a dear friend here in the Southeast Region this week. On Monday, I learned that Dr. John Cottier, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Auburn University died of a heart attack in the...
A section of soil where the impressions of human footprints buried at a shoreline archaeological site were discovered by researchers on Calvert Island, B.C. (Joanne McSporran / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Human footprints found on B.C. Shoreline may be oldest in North America

Summary from Human footprints found on B.C. shoreline may be 13,000 years old and Footprints found on a remote B.C. island could be 13,000 years old — the oldest in North America Archaeologists working on...
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...

Help Save A Chaco Outlier: Meet the Holmes Group Site

The Holmes Group Project is your chance to help preserve an endangered Chaco outlier archaeological site. Join us! Share the excitement of protecting this phenomenal piece of America’s Heritage. Without your support, the ancient...
maya art discovery council house

Mayan Council House Discovered in Guatemala

A team of archaeologists in Guatemala has discovered a council house dating back about 700 years with altars, incense burners and sculpted images of animals. Located at the site of Nixtun-Ch'ich' in Petén, Guatemala, the...
Stone mask of Ancient City of Teotihuacan, Mexico. Courtesy Smithsonian

Electron Beam Points to Origins of Teotihuacan Stone Faces

Summary from Electron Beam Points to Origins of Teotihuacan Stone Faces A new study of the iconic stone masks of the ancient city of Teotihuacan, Mexico, reveals that the masks were made elsewhere and often...
View Of Arroyo Hondo Pueblo From The South. Photos: http://www.arroyohondo.org

Major Archaeological Pueblo Site Debuts New Website

New Website Includes Photographs, History, Research On Arroyo Hondo Site from 1300s About 1300 C.E., a small pueblo located minutes south of present day Santa Fe, New Mexico, rapidly transformed from a 100-room hamlet to...
BRENT BRISTOL/FLICKR A site on Apache Mountain, where Apache warriors plunged to their deaths to avoid the U.S. cavalry, may soon overlook a copper mine.

Planned Arizona copper mine would put a hole in Apache archaeology

Summary of Planned Arizona copper mine would put a hole in Apache archaeology  and of  Apache tribe distressed by privatization of sacred land Native American Tribes, especially the Apache, archaeologist and other conservationists are upset about...
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...
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Hundreds of Unmarked Graves Found at Medical Center

The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson is seeking an attorney general's opinion on whether the state's Department of Archives and History has authority over the medical center's ability to relocate unmarked graves...