Dr Mark Lynott of NPS Midwest Archaeological Center Passed Away in May 2014

Champion of Hopewell Archaeology Passes at 63

Images and text courtesy of NPS Midwest Archaeological Center Facebook page.   It is with sad and heavy hearts that we must announce that Dr. Mark Lynott passed away last week. Mark was the former manager and...

Conservancy Founder Jay T. Last Passes Away

We are saddened to announce that our Founder, Jay T. Last, passed away in Los Angeles on November 11, 2021, at the age of 92.  Our deepest condolences go out to his family and...
Dr. Jess Robinson Vermont Archaeologist

Second Vermont State Archaeologist to serve

Dr. Jess Robinson has been selected to serve as Vermont’s new State Archaeologist. He is the second State Archaeologist to serve Vermont, since the General Assembly established the position in 1976. Jess replaces Giovanna...

A Tribute to Fern Swenson (1954-2022)

Tributes by Dr. Paul Gardner and Dr. Mark Mitchell Accomplishments Compiled with the generous assistance of Dr. Mark Mitchell The archaeological community was saddened to hear of the passing of esteemed Plains archaeologist Fern Swenson. Fern was...
Dr. Danny Walker set to retire, photo credit (WSPCR)

Wyoming Assistant State Archaeologist to retire

Summary from Assistant State Archaeologist Dr. Danny Walker to retire  and Faculty and Staff, Anthro Dept.,  UWyo  The Wyoming assistant State Archaeologist Dr. Danny Walker is set to retire in late February, having served the public...
Donald Weaver

Remembering Dr. Donald E. Weaver

Donald E. Weaver, Jr., passed away May 26 at the Hospice of the Valley in Scottsdale, AZ. The text below was written in parts by Kelley Hays-Gilpin, Northern Arizona University; Bob Mark, and Evelyn Billo,...

#TBT: “The Man Who Loves Ruins” from 1992

Throwback Thursday to a November 1992 article in the magazine Arizona Highways featuring our President and Co-founder Mark Michel. The article discusses how The Archaeological Conservancy was born from the idea that in order...
Wilburn “Sonny” Cockrell, an early ACUA Board member and pioneer underwater archaeologist. Sonny passed away October 8, 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida at age 73.

In Memoriam Wilburn ‘Sonny’ Cockrell

In Memoriam, Wilburn "Sonny" Cockrell, a pioneering American maritime archaeologist, passed away at the beginning of October at age 73 in Florida. Excerpted from http://www.maritimearchaeology.com/sonnycockrell Cockrell was notably one of the first underwater archaeologists to be...
Davis holds a vessel from the collections of the University of Arkansas Museum. Among many other positions she was assistant director of the museum from 1963 to 1967. photo by RICHARD BERQUIST

In Memoriam Hester Davis – A National Treasure

We mourn the recent passing of Hester Davis, considered a national treasure by the archaeological community. She served as the Arkanas State Archaeologist from the creation of the position, in 1967, until her retirement...
The Author and 'Doc' Dr. John Cottier last Summer.

In Memoriam Dr. John Cottier

We lost a dear friend here in the Southeast Region this week. On Monday, I learned that Dr. John Cottier, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Auburn University died of a heart attack in the...