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...
American Archaeology Magazine winter 2017 is Here!

American Archaeology Magazine Winter 2017 is Here!

The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, WINTER 2017, is now available! COVER: Shumla researchers Jerod Roberts (on ladder) and Karen Steelman use a portable x-ray fluorescence instrument to identify the elemental composition...
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...
Stone mask of Ancient City of Teotihuacan, Mexico. Courtesy Smithsonian

Electron Beam Points to Origins of Teotihuacan Stone Faces

Summary from Electron Beam Points to Origins of Teotihuacan Stone Faces A new study of the iconic stone masks of the ancient city of Teotihuacan, Mexico, reveals that the masks were made elsewhere and often...
Smallin Cave

Digging Into the Prehistoric Ozarks

Missouri State University students are getting their hands dirty in the name of uncovering the historic and the prehistoric. Under the guidance of Assistant Professor of Archaeology Jack Ray, the students have already spent days...
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...

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...
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...

Tuberculosis is Newer Than Thought, Study Says

  Summary of Tuberculosis Is Newer Than Thought, Study Says Researchers now hypothesize that Tuberculosis first came to the New World with Seals. A new study published in Nature on August 20th suggests that the distinct New World strains...

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...