Spring 2016 is Here!

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American Archaeology 2016 Spring cover

The most recent issue of American Archaeology Magazine, SPRING 2016, is now available.

  • COVER: A kiva (foreground) and the remains of an 18th-century Spanish mission church (background) are seen in this photo of Pecos National Historical Park in Pecos, New Mexico.
  • Credit: Isabel Synnatschke

Articles:

CELEBRATING A CENTENNIAL BY MARGARET SHAKESPEARE
The National Park Service has made significant contributions to archaeology during its 100-year existence.

ARTIFACTS FOR SALE BY JULIAN SMITH
Selling ancient artifacts is commonplace for some people in western Alaska.

RELIGION AND THE RISE OF CAHOKIA BY ALEXANDRA WITZE
Recent research at a neighboring site has led some archaeologists to believe that religion was instrumental to Cahokia’s growth.

SEARCHING FOR ETZANOA BY DAVID MALAKOFF
Archaeologists in Kansas believe they have found one of North America’s largest prehistoric settlements.

FIVE HUNDRED AND COUNTING BY TAMARA STEWART
The Archaeological Conservancy has preserved more than 500 sites since it was formed in 1980.

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