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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...
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...

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...
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...
The University of Victoria's Bluefin-12S AUV is shown in Juan Perez Sound with a Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve vessel in the background in a handout photo. Photograph by: HO-University of Victoria, THE CANADIAN PRESS

Underwater expedition revealed earliest site of human habitation in Canada

Archaeologists from the University of Victoria have used an autonomous underwater vehicle to scan the  for sign of the earliest human habitation in Canada and possibly the New World. Hypothesizing that ancient peoples would...

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...
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...
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...
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...
MTSU Archaeology Field School June 2014

Research Program in Tennessee Set To Record County Sites

MTSU professor, Tanya Peres, has recently launched the Rutherford County Archaeology Research Program in the hopes of exploring and recording all the prehistoric cultural resources in the county. In 1776, explorer James Adair met with...