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...
LSU Rural Life Museum

Excavations at Chatsworth Plantation in Louisiana

A recent excavation of the old sugar mill at the 575-acre Chatsworth Plantation in south Baton Rouge has revealed an array of artifacts that help provide clues to archaeologists to what life was like...
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...
Photo Christian Kapteyn/Robert Harding DNA from humans who lived in the Andes 9,000 years ago gives clues to how South America was peopled.

Bone DNA reveals humanity’s trek into South America

Summary from Bone DNA reveals humanity’s trek into South America New findings from recently DNA recovered of five individuals from high elevation in the Peruvian Andes suggests that South America may have been settled in a...
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...
Under 2 feet of topsoil, the archaeology team found stained soil circles – post holes from long-gone buildings and from disposal pits. COURTESY OF TONY BOUDREAUX

Rubbish dig casts new light on pre-Columbian village

Summary from Rubbish dig casts new light on pre-Columbian village  This past field season finding at Town Creek Indian Mound in Montgomery County, North Carolina, are leading to new interpretations of the site. The project is...
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...
Setting up surveying equipment to set up a dig at the site of the 1854 Army flagstaff at Vancouver Barracks

Summer of Archaeology at Fort Vancouver

The spot that signified America's presence in the Northwest 160 years ago will highlight the 2014 "Summer of Archaeology" at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site. This year's field school projects will include the site of...

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...

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...