Getting ready for the final photos of the excavation pit at the Paleo through Archaic period Wakulla Springs Lodge site.

Sneak Peak: 15,000 Year-Old Pre-Clovis at Wakulla Springs

Fall 2018 Sneak Peek By Tamara Jager Stewart. 15,000 Year-Old Pre-Clovis Sites Cluster at Wakulla Springs, Florida         Are These Evidence of Mastodon Kill Sites? Great to see old friend and Paleo-Indian archaeologist Dr. Andy Hemmings as I...
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...
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...
A team member works inside his excavation grid. Photo by Kelsey Jae Wardwell/Missoulian

University of Montana archaeologists unearth Buffalo Soldiers’ artifacts at Fort Missoula

Summary of "UM archaeologists unearth Buffalo Soldiers' artifacts at Fort Missoula" In the summer of 1888, the 25th Infantry arrived at Fort Missoula from their post in the Dakota Territory. All 220 members of the unit...
Repair work conducted on a sloping face of Monks Mound in 2007. (Courtesy Washington University in St. Louis)

Cahokia’s Monks Mound May Have Been Built in Only 20 Years

Summary of America’s Largest Earthwork, Cahokia’s Monks Mound, May Have Been Built in Only 20 Years, Study Says Monks Mound was constructed as the symbolic center of Cahokia. At its peak, A.D. 1050 to 1100,...
PHOTO BY DONALD E. HURLBERT, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Domestication slowly transformed maize from a stubby grass into the long cobs with juicy kernels we know and love today.

Ancient maize followed two paths into the Southwest

Summary from Ancient maize followed two paths into the Southwest , The origin and evolution of maize in the Southwestern United States , How corn became corn The origin of maize (or commonly corn) into...
Hopewell woodhenge Chillicothe Ohio

Possible “Woodhenge” Discovered at Hopewell Excavation

National Park Service archaeologists believe they have found evidence of a "woodhenge" - a circular enclosure of wooden posts - at a Hopewell earthworks site near Chillicothe, Ohio. To be certain, the researchers will continue...
The University of Victoria's Bluefin-12S AUV is shown in Juan Perez Sound with a Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve vessel in the background in a handout photo. Photograph by: HO-University of Victoria, THE CANADIAN PRESS

Underwater expedition revealed earliest site of human habitation in Canada

Archaeologists from the University of Victoria have used an autonomous underwater vehicle to scan the  for sign of the earliest human habitation in Canada and possibly the New World. Hypothesizing that ancient peoples would...

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...
Stone mask of Ancient City of Teotihuacan, Mexico. Courtesy Smithsonian

Electron Beam Points to Origins of Teotihuacan Stone Faces

Summary from Electron Beam Points to Origins of Teotihuacan Stone Faces A new study of the iconic stone masks of the ancient city of Teotihuacan, Mexico, reveals that the masks were made elsewhere and often...