Give Future Generations the Lasting Gift of Protected Archaeological Heritage!
& be the preservation hero we need…
Please help save irreplaceable archaeological treasures threatened across the country. Become part of one of the most important forces protecting America’s cultural Heritage – the ONLY national non-profit organization preserving archaeological sites across the country. With the help of generous donors like you, we have saved more than 525 significant sites in 45 states – including colonial homesteads, Rock Art sites, Iroquois villages, Chacoan Pueblos, Paleo-Indian campsites and the list goes on. BUT there are still MANY MORE that need your help.
Among the sites we were able to save this year the East Saint Louis a Mississippian period (A.D. 1000-1500) mound and village center located about five miles west of the World Heritage Cahokia Mounds. The site covers seven house lots and is the latest addition to the Conservancy’s East Saint Louis Mound Group Preserve, an ongoing project that started in 2006. This mound group, is a platform mound that lies north of The Conservancy’s East Saint Louis Mound Group Preserve, an ongoing project that started in 2006. This mound group, first mapped in 1880, was comprised of about 45 mounds and extended for about a mile in a crescent east of the Mississippi River. Unfortunately, all but one mound disappeared under the once prospering city of East St. Louis. To date, the Conservancy has preserved 40 parcels covering about four acres and hopes to one day incorporate the mound group into the Cahokia Mound.
Threatened by development, we preserved Ebbert Spring, a stunning multi-component site centered around a limestone spring in south-central Pennsylvania. This 8.5-acre site was occupied from early Paleo-Indian times until today. Today working with our partners the historic home will become a museum, and the surrounding site a public preserve for families to visit.
This year Ja Mar Farms was also added to the 525 sites the Conservancy has protected, over our 38 years. This 41-acre site contains artifacts and features from the Archaic period to the Late Woodland, with the primary occupation dating to circa A.D. 1400.
The Tuesday after Thanksgiving, November 27, 2018, is #GivingTuesday a global day of Giving. This #GivingTuesday give the gift of preservation. By DONATING now you are saving our significant and threatened cultural heritage made vulnerable by neglect, development projects, urban sprawl and looting. Without your support our archaeological resources could just disappear!
- Donors of $30 or more receive an annual membership with a subscription to Archaeology Magazine to keep for themselves or give as a gift.
- Donors of $100 or more, receive a collectable pin to keep for themselves or give as a gift
We need you now more than ever…
Today, we face many more challenges than we did 38 years ago. Development continues to grow, demand for artifacts on the black market increases every year with the rise of internet sales, and environmental threats continue to endanger sites that aren’t properly stabilized.
Preserve the Past for the Future!
Please Join Us NOW and Give a gift that lasts!
Who We Are: The Archaeological Conservancy is the only national, nonprofit organization that identifies, acquires, and preserves the most significant archaeological sites in the United States. Since its beginning in 1980, the Conservancy has preserved over 525 sites across the nation, ranging in age from the earliest habitation sites in North America to a 19th-century frontier army post. We are building a national system of archaeological preserves to ensure the survival of our irreplaceable cultural heritage.
Funds raised from our #GivingTuesday Campaign are fully tax deductible & go directly to our Preservation Fund to save more sites.
For more information, please visit our ‘About Us‘ page, or learn about becoming a Member!