Aeial view of Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, Not licensed for use in commercial settings

What Can We Learn From Ancient Southwest’s Baby Boom?

Researchers at Washington State University have detailed one of the greatest baby booms in North American history - a centuries-long "growth blip" among southwestern Native Americans between 500 to 1300 A.D. It is suspected that the...
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...

Wing Fort House Archaeological Project

From Cape Cod Times: Cape Cod's oldest town is in the midst of its 375th anniversary celebration, but evidence that it has been inhabited for much longer is being dug out of the soil at Spring...
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...

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...
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...
Tequesta Village Site Hotel Construction Miami

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...
The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, SUMMER 2018, is now available! COVER: Kin Kletso is one of Chaco Canyon’s great houses. Evidence indicates that gambling could have played an important role in the lives of Chacoans. CREDIT: James Q. Jacobs

American Archaeology Summer 2018 is Here!

The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, SUMMER 2018, is now available! COVER: Kin Kletso is one of Chaco Canyon’s great houses. Evidence indicates that gambling could have played an important role in...
Burial Hill in Plymouth Massachusetts

Excavations Underway at Burial Hill in Plymouth, MA

As part of a long-term research project being undertaken by the Andrew Fiske Memorial Center for Archaeological Research (AFMCAR) at UMass Boston, an archaeological excavation is taking place on the east side of Burial...
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...