Rancho along the Rio: preserving Spanish Colonial culture in northern New Mexico

Southwest Region  | Santa Fe, New Mexico | Camino Real Site is located in a remote region south of Santa Fe near the Santa Fe River.  The site contains the ruins of a Spanish Colonial...
Holmes Group LiDAR Image By Richard Friedman

Crowdfunding Donors Helping to Save Endangered Chaco Site

Thank you so much to all our 94 Fantastic Crowdfunding Donors who are helping make it possible to Save this Endangered Chaco Outlier, The Holmes Group Site. Learn More about the Site. You have...
U.S. Department of Energy representative Todd Stribley (left) and Conservancy President Mark Michel met last year to inspect the property. Credit: The Archaeological Conservancy.

Be A Preservation Hero! – Support The Archaeological Conservancy into 2018

Since 1980, we’ve permanently protected over 515 sites in 45 states – sites that otherwise might have been dug up by looters, razed for development, or simply damaged by neglect. We’ve established long term...
Slide Fire Firefighters Who Discovered Cabin

Historical Cabin Discovered Near Slide Fire

As of May 27, the Slide fire burning near Oak Creek Canyon in Arizona has consumed over 20,328 acres and is 35% contained. Firefighters sought out the help of archaeologists after discovering a previously unknown...
Adair Cabin Finds

Interesting Discoveries at Adair Cabin

On May 29th, we reported on the beginning of an excavation project at Adair Cabin in Kansas. Today, we learn about the findings from the field school: Silver-plated fork with the initials FBA (Florella Adair...
Jim Walker, Southwest Regional Director, stands in what archaeologist suspect is one of two large great kivas on the site.

Donation made of significant Chaco Site: Now Saved the Dein Ruin

Albuquerque, New Mexico – March 1, 2018 – The Archaeological Conservancy recently acquired the Dein Ruin near Aztec, New Mexico. This significant early twelfth-century archaeological site sits on a rocky terrace overlooking Aztec Ruins...
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...
Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund square

Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund Awards Grants

Cultural organizations throughout the state of Wyoming have recently been awarded with a combined $165,590 to fund preshistoric, historic, and cultural preservation and education projects. This round of grants was very competitive - there were...
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Become a Friend of the Conservancy: Give Monthly!

Join our NEW Monthly Giving Program Today! Be a part of saving the past for the future! Make your gift to the Conservancy go even further by joining the Friends of the Conservancy, our monthly...
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...