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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...

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...
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...
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...