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,...
The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, SUMMER 2018, is now available! COVER: Kin Kletso is one of Chaco Canyon’s great houses. Evidence indicates that gambling could have played an important role in the lives of Chacoans. CREDIT: James Q. Jacobs

American Archaeology Summer 2018 is Here!

The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, SUMMER 2018, is now available! COVER: Kin Kletso is one of Chaco Canyon’s great houses. Evidence indicates that gambling could have played an important role in...
Excavation at College of William and Mary

Remnants from a pioneering black school unearthed in Williamsburg

Summary of Remnants from a pioneering black school unearthed in Williamsburg Archaeologists discover the remains of the Bray School, a landmark African-American school, while excavating a dormitory at the College of William and Mary. The field...
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...
Peirce Island New Hampshire

Committee Seeks Funds to Excavate on Peirce Island

Summary of “Committee seeks $65K for Peirce Island archaeology study“, from Seacoast Online: The Peirce Island Committee (New Hampshire) is asking Portsmouth city officials to fund $65,000 for further archaeological study of Revolutionary War and...
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...
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...
The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, SPRING 2018, is now available! COVER: Researchers carefully position a 3-D scanner on the fragile steps of Copán’s Hieroglyphic Stairway. The scans are used to reproduce the stairway. Credit: Barbara Fash

American Archaeology Magazine Spring 2018 is Here!

The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, SPRING 2018, is now available! COVER: Researchers carefully position a 3-D scanner on the fragile steps of Copán’s Hieroglyphic Stairway. The scans are used to reproduce...

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...
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...