Adair Cabin Finds

Interesting Discoveries at Adair Cabin

On May 29th, we reported on the beginning of an excavation project at Adair Cabin in Kansas. Today, we learn about the findings from the field school: Silver-plated fork with the initials FBA (Florella Adair...
Researchers work on excavation at the Upward Sun River site in Alaska. Image courtesy of Ben Potter, UAF

Earliest evidence of ancient North American salmon fishing

Summary from Press Release Earliest evidence of ancient North American salmon fishing verified and NYT Oldest Find of Salmon Remains in North America Archaeologist working at an Interior Alaskan Site, named the Upward Sun...

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...
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...
Santa Cruz Island Archaeological Threatened

On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency

Summary of On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency Santa Cruz Island is home to one North America's oldest villages. The significant cultural material is at risk of being destroyed by rising seas...
Main Parade Ground Presidio

Archaeological Excavation at Historic Presidio

In one of San Francisco’s oldest neighborhoods, the Presidio, archaeologists are working in the parade grounds just 75 yards from the historic officer’s quarters. “The first 70 years of people living here is quite a...
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...
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...
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...
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...