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...
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...
Stunning Standing Stela at Copan

Traveling The Maya Highlands of Guatemala and Copán

One of the Conservancy’s most popular Central American tours is back again in March, 2018. We’ll be visiting the highlands of Guatemala and the incredible Mayan archaeological site of Copán in Honduras. Join us...
U.S. Department of Energy representative Todd Stribley (left) and Conservancy President Mark Michel met last year to inspect the property. Credit: The Archaeological Conservancy.

Be A Preservation Hero! – Support The Archaeological Conservancy into 2018

Since 1980, we’ve permanently protected over 515 sites in 45 states – sites that otherwise might have been dug up by looters, razed for development, or simply damaged by neglect. We’ve established long term...
Jessica Crawford, TAC Regional Director, receives special recognition from SEAC.

Regional Director Receives Special Award for Preserving SE Archaeological Sites

Jessica Crawford, The Archaeological Conservancy’s Southeast Regional Director, received an award of Special Recognition on November 10th from the Southeast Archaeological Conference, held this year in Tulsa.  The award was presented by SEAC President...
After the welcome, guest were treated to musician William Ross, a student in Jackson State University’s Classical Music Program, playing “Amazing Grace.” (Photo H.P. Lail Photography)

The Importance of Prospect Hill Plantation Crosses International Borders

A Recent in-depth article in the Guardian on the Prospect Hill Plantation, preserved & protected by The Archaeological Conservancy and lovingly overseen and cared for by our Southeast Regional Director Jessica Crawford, highlights the...
The group also had the opportunity to learn about the St. Lawrence Iroquois at Tsiionhiakwatha, the Droulers site.

Photo Blogging Our New Tour: The Archaeology of Canada

Late this summer the Eastern Regional Office of the Conservancy wrapped up its inaugural Canadian tour of the archaeology of Ontario and Quebec. As we journeyed north to discover the archaeology of eastern Canada, we...