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Over 23,000 people from across the country and beyond demonstrate their concern for America’s heritage through their membership with The Archaeological Conservancy – the only national non-profit organization preserving endangered archaeological sites. Because of our Members, we have saved over 550 archaeological sites in 40 years.  With your membership gift of $30 or more, you can help us save many more! Keep scrolling to learn more! 

Your Membership Features:

  • An annual subscription to American Archaeology Magazine (4 seasonal issues), where you can read about all the latest archaeology news, in-depth features, and projects funded by your support.
Benefits apply to memberships of $30 or more.  Senior/Student memberships are available with a donation of $25. 
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Friends Membership:

Make your gift to the Conservancy go even further by joining the Friends of the Conservancy, our monthly giving program. Friends provide continuous reliable support of our preservation efforts across the country.  Make a real difference TODAY with your sustained investment – DONATE MONTHLY ! When you participate in our monthly giving program:
  • Make your donation go further by reducing fundraising costs & eliminating the need to send paper renewals and end-of-year appeals
  • Your membership will automatically renew each year, ensuring that you won’t miss an issue of American Archaeology.
  • You will receive a special end-of-year Thank You gift annually.
  • You are in charge: set your donation amount and change it at any time.
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Life Membership:

When you join this group of dedicated members, with a donation of $1,000, who share your concern for the fate of America’s cultural heritage, you’ll also receive the following benefits:
  • The Conservancy’s magazine, American Archaeology,  subscription for life
  • Recognition in American Archaeology magazine
  • A Life Member certificate
  • Your own gift copy of Ancient Ruins of the Southwest by David Grant Noble.

Anasazi Circle:

Individuals who contribute $2,500 or more in the calendar year are enrolled as members of Anasazi Circle and will receive all of the Above benefits plus the following benefits:
  • An invitation to the Anasazi Circle Seminar Weekend:For example in 2015 Members of the Anasazi Circle were invited to a special weekend get-together focusing on archaeology of the Hopewell culture in Ohio. The seminar includes meals and accommodations for two.
  • A book on America’s early history
  • An Ancient Civilizations of the Southwest calendar
  • An Anasazi Circle certificate, and recognition in the Conservancy’s magazine, American Archaeology.
  • A 10% discount on all Conservancy tours.
  • A personal tour of a New Mexico preserve should you visit the state during your membership year

Planned Giving:

Make your mark in time!  Some conservancy members think the only way to help save archaeological sites is through membership dues. While dues are a constant lifeline, there are many ways you can support the Conservancy’s work, both today and well into the future. And by supporting the Conservancy, you not only safeguard our past for your children and grandchildren, you may also save some money.  Each Year the Conservancy  receives substantial support through bequests, annual planned giving and gifts of securities.
For more Information about our planned giving program call us at 505-266-1540 or email Sarah at .]
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President Mark Michel discusses the preservation of The Hopewell site next to the on an NPS interpretive sign. | Photo Bliss Bruen, The Archaeological Conservancy
Participants on the "Chaco Canyon In Depth" Tour (New Mexico). | 2017
Jim Walker leads a tour of San Marcos Pueblo for the Board of Directors in the 1980's. San Marcos was the on of The Conservancy's first acquisitions. | The Archaeological Conservancy Archives 
Participants on a guided tour of a Mound Site at Poverty Point during the "Peoples of the Lower Mississippi Tour."
New interpretive signage placed at the Smith Family Preserve petroglyph park in Utah. | 2020
Conservancy Board of Directors on a tour of the archives at the School of American Research (Santa Fe, NM) in 1994. | The Archaeological Conservancy Archives 
Southwest Regional Director Jim Walker at Arroyo Hondo Preserve during the filming of Episode 1 of our Virtual Tour Video Series. | Credit: April M. Brown 2020
Aerial view of The Conservancy's most recent acquisition, the soon-to-be "Arbuckle's Fort Site Archaeological Preserve." | Photo: Adam Webster, West Virginia Land Trust 2020

Whatever option you use Your Support Makes A Difference.

We welcome your support, whether one time or annual. If you aren’t interested in receiving member benefits and want to support our mission, just let us know when you donate. That way we will apply your entire donation toward important and critical Conservancy Projects.

For more Information about Membership contact Lorna at or call us at 505-266-1540.

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