The remaining mound at Richards Bridge.

Update SE: An Arkansas Site Visit Filled With New Discoveries

It goes without saying that not every visit to a site results in an acquisition, but the visits themselves are always interesting. Not long ago, a good friend and long time Conservancy supporter, Dr....
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...
Deanna Commons – TAC Western Field Representative, John Foster – SAS President, Cory Wilkins – TAC Western Regional Director (from left to right).

Update W: Sacramento Archaeological Society Annual Meeting

This past week, TAC’s Western Office personnel were the featured speakers at the Sacramento Archaeological Society (SAS) Annual Meeting.  SAS is a non-profit, founded in 1988, which is comprised of both professional and avocational...
TAC at Arch In The Park

Update W: Celebrating International Archaeology Day

On Saturday, October 17th, TAC’s Western office participated in Arch in the Park, sponsored by the San Diego County Archaeological Society (SDCAS). Held at the historic Ranch House in Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, the...
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...
Tour participants at the Borax Lake Preserve. Photo The Archaeological Conservancy.

Borax Lake Preserve: 12,000 Years of Prehistory

In May TAC’s Western Field Rep., Deanna Commons, gave a talk about the Borax Lake Preserve and a tour to the Sacramento Archaeological Society as part of their field trip exploring the archaeology of...
Art Spiess explaining the lay of the land to President Mark Michel and Field Representative Kelley Berliner.

Fieldnotes from the Eastern Region

Last week President Mark Michel, Eastern Regional Director Andy Stout, and the Conservancy’s Eastern Regional Field Rep. Kelley Berliner spent a week in the field. They met with New England state archaeologists, visiting sites, and...

The Archaeological Conservancy’s recent California acquisitions | Part 1: Terrarium

The acquisition and preservation of this unique California property continues the vision and work of its late owner, dahinda meda.  California | Despite limitations associated with the pandemic and the subsequent shutdowns, The Archaeological Conservancy...
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...
Artifacts from Fort Greenville Block House 8.

Update MW: Significant Historic Fort & Treaty Site Protected

The Conservancy was thrilled to end 2015 making our final payment on an important historic site in Northwestern Ohio significant to the early formation of the United States known as the Greenville Blockhouse #8....