AA winter 2016-17 Cover. Rediscovering the Alamo

American Archaeology Magazine Winter 2016 is Here!

The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, WINTER 2016, is now available! COVER: A researcher operates a ground-penetrating radar machine at the Alamo in search of buried artifacts and features. Credit: Reimagine 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...

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...
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...
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...
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Glow Sticks Prepare Miami’s Tequesta Village Site for Construction

The remnants of a prehistoric Native American village glowed faintly in the twilight Monday evening, history almost lost in the glare of downtown high-rises and the gleam of South Beach across the bay. Archaeologist Bob...
Archaeologists start latest phase of cannon's restoration.

Lighthouse archaeologists hope cannon from 1782 shipwreck will provide new clues

Summary of Lighthouse archaeologists hope cannon from 1782 shipwreck will provide new clues Archaeologists from the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum in Florida are restoring a cannon salvaged from a 1782 shipwreck. The weapon is the largest...

Archaeologists Excavate Colonial Battlefield in New York

Summary of "Archaeologists Excavate NY Colonial Battleground" from ABC News online: An excavation of a section of Lake George Battlefield Park is currently being conducted by the State University of Adirondack for their annual six-week...
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...
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...