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...

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...
Metal Detecting Work Underway at Queen Esther's Town. Credit: Binghamton University Fieldschool

Binghamton Field School Starts Work at Archaeological Preserve

The Archaeological Conservancy and Binghamton University  are very happy to announce the start of the 2017 Binghamton Field School investigating an 18th century Native American village site in northern Pennsylvania. The site, known as “Queen...
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...
Hackett Hill Park

Locals Dispute Over Guinea Community Artifacts

In a local dispute over artifact ownership, The Dutchess County Historical Society (New York) is now seeking the return of artifacts from the Bard College professor that was hired to oversee an archaeological excavation...
Matt Nelson Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

Students Survey Madison Buffalo Jump State Park

Thursday, May 29 marked the final day of a two-week field survey completed by archaeologist and University of Montana Associate Professor of Archaeology, Doug MacDonald and UM students. They documented features within the 640-acre...
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...
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,...

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...
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...