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Example of Projectile point from Mississippi Prehistoric Site.

Why Does The DAPL Matter in the Southeast? Or Anywhere?

To of my friends here in the Southeast, and across many parts of the country, the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) issue and protests may seem a bit far away- like something that's happening to...
Prehistoric Granary overlooks Cedar Mesa. Photographer: Josh Ewing

Forgery? Fights? Looting? What Will Happen to Bears Ears?

Friends of Cedar Mesa seek support from archaeologists for the Bears Ears National Monument! Friends of Cedar Mesa seek to gather signatures from 1000 archaeologists to protect this endangered archaeological region. They are now nearly...
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...
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...
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...
University of Mississippi Medical Center asylum graves

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...
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...