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...
Slide Fire - Archaeologist Jeremy Haines holds a railroad spike from a historic site.

Historic Sites Revealed Within Slide Fire’s Ashes

In June, firefighters in central Arizona successfully brought the Slide Fire to 100% containment. Working alongside the firefighters were archaeologists attempting to protect pieces of history and archaeological sites known to be in the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
MTSU Archaeology Field School June 2014

Research Program in Tennessee Set To Record County Sites

MTSU professor, Tanya Peres, has recently launched the Rutherford County Archaeology Research Program in the hopes of exploring and recording all the prehistoric cultural resources in the county. In 1776, explorer James Adair met with...
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...