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Cory Wilkins of The Archaeological Conservancy looks at tufa “pillows” on the rock wall above the Leonard Rockshelter south of Lovelock. UNR scientists will re-investigate the site this year. Credit: 5-30 REVISED Leonard Rockshelter DEBRA REID • Lovelock Review-Miner

Archaeologist to re-investigate Leonard Rockshelter

By Debra Reid, d.reid@winnemuccapublishing.net; in the Lovelock Review-Miner, Nevada 5/30/18; published by permission This summer, a University of Nevada, Reno archaeological team will “re-visit” the Leonard Rockshelter near Lovelock. Updated excavation and radiocarbon dating methods may...
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Become a Friend of the Conservancy: Give Monthly!

Join our NEW Monthly Giving Program Today! Be a part of saving the past for the future! Make your gift to the Conservancy go even further by joining the Friends of the Conservancy, our monthly...

Saving Sites: Thank You to POINT-6 Emergency Preservation Donors & Supporters

Thank you so much to all our amazing and generous donors for their support of the POINT-6 Emergency Preservation Fund.  Thank you for putting your dollars where it counts and sharing your commitment to...

Crowdfunding Helping to Save Endangered Sites – Last Day!

Today, superstores, fast food restaurants and parking lots take up an ever-increasing amount of our nation’s land and open space. Along with the natural resources that are consumed, such rapid, unchecked development also destroys...

You Can Save Archaeological Sites- Last Week of Crowdfunding!

Last week to Help us reach our goal for the POINT-6 crowdfunding campaign! Protect Our Irreplaceable National Treasures is an emergency acquisition project is intended to purchase and preserve significant sites in danger...
The Archaeological Conservancy is excited to announce the launch of the crowdfunding campaign for the POINT-6 Program (Protect Our Irreplaceable National Treasures)

Crowdfunding Launches to Protect Our Irreplaceable National Treasures (POINT-6)

The Archaeological Conservancy is excited to announce the launch of our crowdfunding campaign for POINT-6 (Protect Our Irreplaceable National Treasures) on Monday April 23rd. This is an emergency acquisition project is intended to purchase...
Not a sign of Spring at the Belmont Preserve

Back On The Road: Visiting 2 Virginia Preserves of Prehistory

Spring has arrived in the East, and with it comes increased travel to check on current preserves and potential new acquisitions. I headed to Central Virginia hoping that the weather would cooperate; it did...
Aerial photo of the Samels farmstead. The parcel around the buildings and the cleared land across the road in the background have been donated to SFHS. Credit SFHS

A Promise 30 Years in the Keeping

In 1988 Sylvia Ball, the Conservancy’s first Midwest Regional Director, met with Ben and Bob Samels, two septuagenarian bachelor farmer brothers who owned a 86-acre farm on Skekemog Point near Traverse City, Michigan. The Conservancy...
Jim Walker, Southwest Regional Director, stands in what archaeologist suspect is one of two large great kivas on the site.

Donation made of significant Chaco Site: Now Saved the Dein Ruin

Albuquerque, New Mexico – March 1, 2018 – The Archaeological Conservancy recently acquired the Dein Ruin near Aztec, New Mexico. This significant early twelfth-century archaeological site sits on a rocky terrace overlooking Aztec Ruins...
The mysterious and stunning archaeological Capitol of Cantona.

Veracruz: Gateway to the Ancients of Mesoamerica – Travelogue

In January, 2018 we treated our tour guests to a unique introduction to the archaeology of Mexico’s Gulf Coast by participating in the Archaeological Conservancy's Veracruz tour. Come along and join us for this...