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...
Jared Pebworth and Mike Evans uncover the charred post. Photo TAC/Jessica Crawford.

Arkansas Archaeologists Find the Remains of de Soto’s Cross ?

By Mark Michel, Photos by Jessica Crawford Archaeologists with the Arkansas Archeological Survey just announced that they believe they have found the remains of a Christian cross erected at the Indian village of Casqui in...
University of Mississippi Medical Center asylum graves

Hundreds of Unmarked Graves Found at Medical Center

The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson is seeking an attorney general's opinion on whether the state's Department of Archives and History has authority over the medical center's ability to relocate unmarked graves...
Writer Linda Vaccariello takes notes while Assistant Professor Maureen Meyers shows U of Mississippi undergraduate Conor Foxworth and UM graduate student Emily Warner how to excavate part of the structure wall. The Mound is in the distance. Credit: Charlotte Smith

Sneak Peak: Covering the Mississippian Frontier at Carter Robinson

Fall 2017 Sneak Peek By Linda Vaccariello. The cell reception is pretty bad at Carter Robinson Mound and Village in Lee’s County, Virginia. Sometimes, if she’s lucky, Maureen Meyers can stand on the top of...
Slide Fire - Archaeologist Jeremy Haines holds a railroad spike from a historic site.

Historic Sites Revealed Within Slide Fire’s Ashes

In June, firefighters in central Arizona successfully brought the Slide Fire to 100% containment. Working alongside the firefighters were archaeologists attempting to protect pieces of history and archaeological sites known to be in the...

Researchers Digitally Record Paleoamerican Remains

When exploratory divers discovered the underwater Mexican cave site known as Hoyo Negro, the conditions of the cave were so pristine and stable, says archaeologist Dominique Rissolo, "it looked like no one had ever...
Archaeologist Eric Brandan Blind excavates the walls of the Presidio Officers’ Club in June 2005. Photo: Liz Hafalia / SFC

Presidio’s colorful history preserved at Officers’ Club

Summary from Presidio’s colorful history preserved at Officers’ Club Archaeological excavation at the Presidio Officers’ Club is allowing the public to see San Francisco history dating back to when Napoleon was exiled. Founded in 1776 it...
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...
Slide Fire Firefighters Who Discovered Cabin

Historical Cabin Discovered Near Slide Fire

As of May 27, the Slide fire burning near Oak Creek Canyon in Arizona has consumed over 20,328 acres and is 35% contained. Firefighters sought out the help of archaeologists after discovering a previously unknown...
Rebecca Sgouros investigates a permanent snowfield for possible artifacts melting out of the ice. (photo by Matt Stirn - See more at: http://wyofile.com/kelsey-dayton/ancient-life-high-tetons/#sthash.WJaYCPiK.dpuf

Ancient Life in the High Tetons

Excerpt from Ancient Life in the High Tetons by Kelsey Dayton They would have seemed, to the untrained eye, just pieces of clay. But near a backcountry campsite high in Grand Teton National Park, Matt Stirn and Rebecca...