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 our cultural resources. Once an archaeological site is leveled for development, that part of our national heritage is erased forever. Looters sell artifacts to unscrupulous collectors; vandals damage sites; and modern agricultural and industrial practices destroy sites forever.

Now, more than ever, sites are in imminent danger of being destroyed or sold.

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134 Sites have been saved through POINT emergency funds. Learn more about the 3 new sites saved so far with these POINT-6 emergency funds: You Can Save Archaeological Sites

We have had 155 fantastic donors help support this vital project to protect significant cultural heritage across the country. Let’s make it 175 donors TODAY, and finish off the campaign with the most crowdfunding support ever! DONATE !

Here is some of what our generous donors are saying:

“It breaks my heart when we lose any site of cultural significance! I want to do my part in helping to preserve and protect our archaeological heritage… Thank you for all the important work that you do to help us maintain our link to the past!”

“I believe Archaeology in America matters.”

“No non-governmental organization does more than Archaeological Conservancy to Save and Protect Our Irreplaceable Past.”

“I love your work and want to support preservation of archaeological sites.”

“Archaeological sites are some of our most non-renewable resources and in these challenging times it’s all the more important to protect as many of them as we can.”

“The Archaeological Conservancy is a true model of citizen sponsored preservation of our most irreplaceable cultural treasures, in every part of the country. Give now and give later. Any size donation makes a difference.”

“Wisconsin has many archaeological sites, including many effigy mounds. A majority of the latter have been destroyed over the years, so I appreciate The Archaeological Conservancy’s mission to preserve such sites.”

“About 13 years ago, I worked on a large archaeological survey for a highway project in the east Phoenix Basin. When I first started my co-worker showed me the project area, including an NRHP-listed three-tier (at least) mound. However, the top was gone. It looked to be two-tiers. By the time we finished our survey, it was no longer. Archaeologists had wished to save it, but they didn’t have the funds, and the landowner was in a bad financial situation. Your story in the video touched me… I don’t want that to happen again.”

We have great support from our friends in the UK at DigVentures: Why The Archaeological Conservancy Wants You To Help Protect America’s National Treasures

We want to thank each and everyone of them for their commitment to saving the threatened archaeological stories buried across this country!!!

About The Archaeological Conservancy: The Archaeological Conservancy, established in 1980, is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to acquiring and preserving the best of our nation’s remaining archaeological sites. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Conservancy also operates regional offices in Mississippi, Maryland, Ohio, and California. The Conservancy continues to be rated a 4 star charity by Charity Navigator. The Conservancy has preserved over 515 sites across the nation. Learn More: What The Archaeological Conservancy Does


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