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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...
A historic ink and watercolor depiction of a Shaw & Brothers Tannery in Maine by Artist John Martin, 1882-1883, part of Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives.

Archaeology of Industry: F. Shaw & Brothers Tannery of Maine

Update East: Taking a look at our industrial preserves Here in TAC’s East office we have saved and protected three sites related to early historic industries in this country. One of them is the Pamplin...
A mostly complete bowl found at the Carson Mound site, a favorite of the authors. The Archaeological Conservancy.

Carson Mounds: Artifact Details that Make One Stop & Wonder

I was recently putting together a talk about The Archaeological Conservancy. I was going through photos of artifacts that had been excavated from some of our sites, and came across a photo one of...