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...
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...

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...
Brooks County TX mass grave

Texas Mass Grave Site Continues to Reveal More Remains

Just east of Laredo in the town of Falfurias, TX, the discovery of a mass grave site has turned to the aid of archaeologists and forensic anthropologists to answer questions about the unknown deceased. According...
Great Lakes Exploration Group

Explorer Thinks He Has Found the Lost Remains of The Griffin

A debris field at the bottom of Lake Michigan may be the remains of the long-lost Griffin, a vessel commanded by a 17th-century French explorer, said a shipwreck hunter who has sought the wreckage...
A section of soil where the impressions of human footprints buried at a shoreline archaeological site were discovered by researchers on Calvert Island, B.C. (Joanne McSporran / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Human footprints found on B.C. Shoreline may be oldest in North America

Summary from Human footprints found on B.C. shoreline may be 13,000 years old and Footprints found on a remote B.C. island could be 13,000 years old — the oldest in North America Archaeologists working on...

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...
boca raton calm morning on beach

Bone Fragments Await Decision Under NAGPRA

Earlier this year, a 7-year-old girl brought an unusual fragment of bone and teeth for show-and-tell. She said she found it near the beach in Boca Raton. Her teacher called police suspecting that the...
Electric Tridimensional Tomography and electrode distribution around the pyramid (Image: SIPSE/ http://www.theyucatantimes.com)

Researchers Discover Cenote Underneath Pyramid of Chichen Itza

Archaeologists and Geophysical Researchers from the University of Mexico have announced the discovery of a large cenote, or sinkhole cave, underneath the famous Maya temple pyramid at Chichen Itza. The pyramid is known as...
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...