SAGE Students working at San Marcos Pueblo, NM

Update SW: Remote Sensing at Pueblo San Marcos

On June 20 I was out at Pueblo San Marcos in the Galisteo Basin south of Santa Fe, considered one of the largest pre-Columbian settlements in the American Southwest. Students involved with SAGE, the...
The remains of the Carrillo Abode, oldest domestic building in Santa Rosa, Ca.

Preservation in the works for Carrillo Adobe in Santa Rosa

This past week personnel from TAC's western office toured the remains of the historic Carrillo Adobe in Santa Rosa, California. The Carrillo Adobe was constructed in the 1830s and is said to be the oldest...

Looking Back at Blanchard Mounds: A Very Close Call

There are some days when the importance of preserving archaeological sites is painfully evident. An example of this occurred not too long ago in the Southeastern region. The story begins back on a cold...
Overview of the Lorenzen Site

Update W: Visiting the Prehistoric Village at Lorenzen Preserve

While doing some recent work in northeastern California, TAC’s western office stopped at the Lorenzen Preserve near the small settlement known as Day, California.  This conservation easement was acquired in 2011 and contains the...
The Spikebuck Town Preserve.

Update E: Important Cherokee Valley Town Site, 5th Anniversary of Preservation

TAC East Field Update The Eastern Region of the Archaeological Conservancy may be the smallest of the Conservancy’s five regions, but that does not mean the region is lacking in site variety or expansive territory....
Dr. Gregory White and his team of volunteers surveys the fire landscape at Borax Lake.

California Wildfires and Borax Lake Archaeology

Like many archaeological sites in California, the amazing Borax Lake site was recently devastated by a wildfire. The Sulphur Fire that burned the site took place this past November. Wildfires can damage archaeological sites by...

Spring is in the Eastern Air: Archaeological Preserves of NY & PA

Heading north in warmer weather: Springtime in the East This April the Conservancy’s Eastern Office was taking advantage of the return of spring. We headed out on the road north to check on Preserves and...
The Biesterfeldt Site Archaeological Preserve, North Dakota. Lush grass, few neighbors, no problems.

Biesterfeldt Earth Lodge is A New National Historic Landmark

WASHINGTON – As the National Park Service enters its second century of service and strives to tell a more inclusive and diverse story of America’s history, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today...
Petroglyphs at the Wllis Wells Site

Update W: On The Road Again To See The Sites

When The Archaeological Conservancy’s western staff travels, we have numerous items on the to-do list ranging from monitoring preserves, to meeting with landowners or archaeologists, and attending conferences.  This time TAC’s Western staff traveled...
In 1986 Volunteers Work to Preserve and Protect Mud Springs Ruin.

Update SW: Mud Springs Pueblo -It Takes A Lot to Ruin A Ruin

Mud Springs Pueblo, located outside of Cortez, Colorado has had a checkered past. It has been bought, sold, exploited, looted and finally now preserved in perpetuity by the Conservancy. It is one of the...