Science Uncovers Story of Slaves on Zoo Property

Summary from Who was Buried at Grassmere Plantation?  and Science uncovers story of slaves on zoo property Archaeologists working with the Nashville Zoo excavated an area of construction within the Zoo, exhuming human remains from a small 19th Century...
Repair work conducted on a sloping face of Monks Mound in 2007. (Courtesy Washington University in St. Louis)

Cahokia’s Monks Mound May Have Been Built in Only 20 Years

Summary of America’s Largest Earthwork, Cahokia’s Monks Mound, May Have Been Built in Only 20 Years, Study Says Monks Mound was constructed as the symbolic center of Cahokia. At its peak, A.D. 1050 to 1100,...

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...
Interior of a Sinixt pithouse in the Slocan Valley

Studying a 2,700 Year Old Village in Canada

Last summer, Hamilton College archaeology student Morgan Biggs attended the college's archaeological field school, led by Assistant Professor of Archaeology Nathan Goodale, and excavated artifacts from the Slocan Narrows Pithouse Village in southeastern British Columbia, Canada. The village,...
A sign for the Timbuctoo site, pictured Sept. 9, 2010, can be found at the intersection of Church and Rancocas roads. (Sarah J. Glover / Pillidelphia News Photographer)

Artifacts of former slaves’ village tell historic tale

Summary of  Artifacts at site of former slaves' village tell historic tale Over 15,400 artifacts are being curated, analyzed and cataloged from a Temple University excavations at the site of Timbuctoo, a now buried village...
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...
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...
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...
Rebecca Sgouros investigates a permanent snowfield for possible artifacts melting out of the ice. (photo by Matt Stirn - See more at: http://wyofile.com/kelsey-dayton/ancient-life-high-tetons/#sthash.WJaYCPiK.dpuf

Ancient Life in the High Tetons

Excerpt from Ancient Life in the High Tetons by Kelsey Dayton They would have seemed, to the untrained eye, just pieces of clay. But near a backcountry campsite high in Grand Teton National Park, Matt Stirn and Rebecca...
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...