Archaeologists Reveal the Stories of Two 18th Century American Ships

Summary of Archaeologists Reveal the Stories of Two 18th Century American Ships Analysis of the remains of two 18th century ships have revealed information on colonial and post-colonial American maritime history. The first ship was discovered...
Mesa Verde in the American Southwest.

Localized climate change and ancient depopulation in the Southwest

Summary of Localized climate change contributed to ancient depopulation Researchers at Washington State University are using tree ring data try to answer the question of how localized climate change in the Southwest contributed to the...
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...
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...

Archaeologists do dirty work of resurrecting past

Summary from Archaeologists Do Dirty Work of Resurrecting Past In Southern Maryland, one of the fasting growing areas in the region, archaeologists are often on a race against development to recovery the history of the...
At the tip of Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula lies L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. This 1,000-year-old settlement is the first-known evidence of European presence in the Americas. CREDIT: Dale Wilson / Parks Canada

American Archaeology Fall 2018 is Here!

The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, FALL 2018, is now available! COVER: At the tip of Newfoundland’s Great Northern Peninsula lies L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site. This 1,000-year-old settlement is the...
Grand Contraband Camp 1864

Excavations at Grand Contraband Slavery Camp

Archaeologists are now digging on the site known as the Grand Contraband Camp where low-cost housing was torn down two years ago in downtown Hampton, VA. The crew started with three test plots. In one...
Hackett Hill Park

Locals Dispute Over Guinea Community Artifacts

In a local dispute over artifact ownership, The Dutchess County Historical Society (New York) is now seeking the return of artifacts from the Bard College professor that was hired to oversee an archaeological excavation...
Cory Wilkins of The Archaeological Conservancy looks at tufa “pillows” on the rock wall above the Leonard Rockshelter south of Lovelock. UNR scientists will re-investigate the site this year. Credit: 5-30 REVISED Leonard Rockshelter DEBRA REID • Lovelock Review-Miner

Archaeologist to re-investigate Leonard Rockshelter

By Debra Reid, d.reid@winnemuccapublishing.net; in the Lovelock Review-Miner, Nevada 5/30/18; published by permission This summer, a University of Nevada, Reno archaeological team will “re-visit” the Leonard Rockshelter near Lovelock. Updated excavation and radiocarbon dating methods may...
Setting up surveying equipment to set up a dig at the site of the 1854 Army flagstaff at Vancouver Barracks

Summer of Archaeology at Fort Vancouver

The spot that signified America's presence in the Northwest 160 years ago will highlight the 2014 "Summer of Archaeology" at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. This year's field school projects will include the site of...