The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, Fall 2015 , is now available.
- COVER: A side-scan sonar image of HMS Erebus, the flagship of the ill-fated
1845 Sir John Franklin expedition in search of a Northwest Passage. Missing
for almost 170 years in the Canadian Arctic, the wreck was first detected
by a side-scan sonar towed from the Parks Canada research vessel
Investigator on September 2, 2014 after six field seasons of survey.
- Credit: Parks Canada
INVESTIGATING A MARITIME MYSTERY BY TOM KOPPEL
The British ships HMS Erebus and HMS Terror disappeared in the Canadian Arctic in 1845 and were lost for more than a century. The recent discovery of Erebus could solve the mystery of their ill-fated voyage.
THE BEGINNING OF CHARLESTON BY GAIL CROUCH
Archaeologists are investigating the start of South Carolina’s first permanent colony.
HERE COME THE DRONES BY DAVID MALAKOFF
Drones have tremendous potential to benefit archaeologists, but there are issues that must be resolved.
WHEN FRANCE TRIED TO COLONIZE FLORIDA BY WAYNE CURTIS
France attempted to expand its empire to Florida in the 16th century. But its plans ended badly.
PUTTING THE PETROGLYPHS IN CONTEXT BY TAMARA STEWART
Researchers are studying Rock Art Ranch and the surrounding area in northeast Arizona to learn who made the rock art and what the images meant to their creators
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