Excavation at College of William and Mary

Remnants from a pioneering black school unearthed in Williamsburg

Summary of Remnants from a pioneering black school unearthed in Williamsburg Archaeologists discover the remains of the Bray School, a landmark African-American school, while excavating a dormitory at the College of William and Mary. The field...
archaeologists open new trench Grand Contraband Camp

Dig-Site Updates from Hampton Civil War Refugee Slave Camp

Last week, we shared a report on the Grand Contraband Slavery Camp excavations in Hampton, VA. Archaeologists have opened a new trench this week, hoping to add to the rich catalog of nearly 200 features...

American Archaeology Winter 2018 is Here!

The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, Winter 2018-19, is now available! COVER: These are three of the amazing items discovered by archaeologists who excavated Key Marco in southwest Florida in 1896. These...
Jarrod Burks at Fort Laurens

Research to Begin at Fort Laurens

Beginning in July, an archaeological excavation is scheduled to take place at the northeast bastion of the Revolutionary War-era fort at Fort Laurens State Memorial. The research is being done in preparation for the eventual reconstruction...
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...
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...
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...
Smallin Cave

Digging Into the Prehistoric Ozarks

Missouri State University students are getting their hands dirty in the name of uncovering the historic and the prehistoric. Under the guidance of Assistant Professor of Archaeology Jack Ray, the students have already spent days...
Scott Weisman, a participant in the University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County's archaeology field school, makes notes near the excavation units Tuesday. The students have been working at a site in PierNatural Bridge Park in Rockbridge. (Photo: Baraboo News Republic)

Excavations Underway at Pier Natural Bridge Park Rock Shelter

The University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County’s six-week archaeology field school at Pier Natural Bridge Park will conclude next month. The research is  funded in conjunction with the Sauk County Regional Archaeology Program and the Center...
Photo Christian Kapteyn/Robert Harding DNA from humans who lived in the Andes 9,000 years ago gives clues to how South America was peopled.

Bone DNA reveals humanity’s trek into South America

Summary from Bone DNA reveals humanity’s trek into South America New findings from recently DNA recovered of five individuals from high elevation in the Peruvian Andes suggests that South America may have been settled in a...