Help Save America’s Threatened Archaeological Treasures

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Join us for GivingTuesday and Save Disappearing Archaeological Heritage! Dr. Hannah Mattson working with donors at our 500th site saved. Photo Archaeological Conservancy.
Join us for GivingTuesday and Save Disappearing Archaeological Heritage! Dr. Hannah Mattson working with donors at our 500th site saved. Photo Archaeological Conservancy.

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 515 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.

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Among the sites we were able to save this year McCarty Mound 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.  Even though today the McCarty Mound only rises about three feet above the ground surface, it is the second-best preserved mound of the East St. Louis Mound Group.

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 Tinaja Pueblo was also added to the 515 sites the Conservancy has protected, over our 37 years.  This 40-acre Proto-Zuni site contains a 160 room masonry pueblo dating to A.D. 1250 – 1300.

This #GivingTuesday give the gift of preservation. #GivingTuesday is a global day of Giving, be a part of it. 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, may select a conservancy hat or 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 37 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!

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The Nevers site began as a Conservancy Archaeological Preserve in 1999. Help protect more threatened sites! Photo: Richard Boisvert.
The Nevers site began as a Conservancy Archaeological Preserve in 1999. Help protect more threatened sites! Photo: Richard Boisvert.

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 515 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!

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