Oil Well signs need Killdeer Mountain

Looking for Work? Try Archaeology in North Dakota!

The recent oil boom in North Dakota is driving an increase in demand for archaeologists. Archaeological survey is not necessarily a requirement for all oil projects, but they are a mandate for most federal drilling permits. The...
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...
Tennessee Historical Commission

37 Historic Preservation Grants Awarded to Tennessee Projects

Bill Haslam, governor of Tennessee, and the Tennessee Historical Commission announced Tuesday that 37 Historic Preservation Fund grants have been awarded to community organizations from the Historic Preservation Fund for programs and activities that support...
BLM site vandalized Del Norte CO

Local Teenagers Thought to Have Damaged Petroglyph Site

On May 23, local news reporter and "story teller" Kevin Torres did a segment on the recent vandalism at a Native American petroglyph site near Del Norte, Colorado. In the video, Torres went to the...
Acton Recreation Area

Previously Recorded Site Now Appears to be Missing

A series of American Indian wooden shelters located about 20 miles northwest of Billings, Montana has been discovered missing from the BLM landscape where they once stood. The structures had been nominated to the National Register...
Matt Nelson Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

Students Survey Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

Thursday, May 29 marked the final day of a two-week field survey completed by archaeologist and University of Montana Associate Professor of Archaeology, Doug MacDonald and UM students. They documented features within the 640-acre...
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...