It’s thought that the springhouse could have once served as a private fort.

Expanding Ebbert Spring Site preserve that spans Paleo-Indian to 19th Century

In 2010 the Conservancy negotiated an agreement with a real estate developer to acquire a 3.4-acre parcel of land in the center of a large industrial development in Antrim Township in south-central Pennsylvania. The...

TAC 2014 Year in Review- Support Us Into The New Year

This past year has been a tremendous success. We, with the support of our members and donors,  have preserved more than 19 sites from damage and destruction so far this year – sites that...
Visting the Past with the Future: Dr. Jim Judge visits Chaco Canyon with his grandson. Credit Jim Judge and Bliss Bruen.

Chaco Scholars Lend Support to Save Holmes Group Site

Chaco Canyon. 1000 years ago, all roads led there. Sadly, today modern roads have multiplied into a maze of archaeological destruction. Damage comes from oil and gas drilling; and looters gain easy access to...
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...

Turn Your Purchases into Contributions with Amazon Smile

You can make your Amazon purchases count toward contributions to The Archaeological Conservancy through Amazon Smile.  Simply visit smile.amazon.com and complete the following steps to get started!   At the Amazon Smile homepage, you have the...
Santa Cruz Island Archaeological Threatened

On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency

Summary of On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency Santa Cruz Island is home to one North America's oldest villages. The significant cultural material is at risk of being destroyed by rising seas...
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...

Preservation in Action: Garcia Canyon Pueblito

Preservation in action! The stabilization of Garcia Canyon Pueblito in northern New Mexico has begun! This significant site was acquired from private owners by the Conservancy in 2011 and is one of the few...
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...
Metal Detecting Work Underway at Queen Esther's Town. Credit: Binghamton University Fieldschool

Binghamton Field School Starts Work at Archaeological Preserve

The Archaeological Conservancy and Binghamton University  are very happy to announce the start of the 2017 Binghamton Field School investigating an 18th century Native American village site in northern Pennsylvania. The site, known as “Queen...