Rare Amber bead

Archaeologists rush to save Yup’ik treasures threatened by vanishing shoreline

Summary of Archaeologists rush to save Yup'ik treasures threatened by vanishing shoreline An international team of archaeologists are racing against time and nature to excavate and preserve cultural artifacts at the Nunalleq site in Alaska. The...
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...
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...
Kakaako Advertiser Building Construction in Honolulu

Burial Council Questions State Decision to Continue Without Survey

The Oahu Burial Council in Honolulu, Hawaii, is asking for closer review over a controversial redevelopment project for the old Honolulu Advertiser building, 801 South St. in Kakaako. Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL OIBC...

Researchers Digitally Record Paleoamerican Remains

When exploratory divers discovered the underwater Mexican cave site known as Hoyo Negro, the conditions of the cave were so pristine and stable, says archaeologist Dominique Rissolo, "it looked like no one had ever...
Monks Mound, Bryan Werner

Prehistoric Sites Near St. Louis Threatened by Expansion

As the population has moved west into St. Louis County over the past few decades experts warn that another round of prehistoric sites is at risk. St. Louis sits at the convergence of the Mississippi...
The prehistoric Yorktown Enclosure is hidden in this woods along Ind. 32 between Muncie and Yorktown. (Photo: The Archaeological Conservancy.)

Prehistoric Earthwork, Yorktown Enclosure, to be Permanently Preserved

Local real estate developer in Indiana Larry New has agreed to sell land encompassing the Yorktown Enclosure, a 2000 year old prehistoric earthwork, to a national preservation organization in order to create a permanent...
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...
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...