The Archaeological Conservancy's
2020 Virtual Lecture Series
Presented by | Cory D. Wilkins, MBA, Western Regional Director
The Conservancy’s western preserves include everything from Indigenous coastal mound sites to Spanish missions. Our fifth and final Virtual Lecture celebrating our 40th anniversary will feature Western Regional Director Cory Wilkins sharing some of the history, stories, and artifacts from these fascinating places. Click here to watch the recorded lecture.
Oct 28 | Tales of the Tour: Visiting the Sites of the Conservancy’s Peoples of the Lower Mississippi Valley Tour
Presented by | Jessica Crawford, Southeast Regional Director
The Archaeological Conservancy’s southeastern preserves range from some of earliest mound sites in North America to historic plantations. Some of these sites remain Conservancy properties and others are now part of public parks and lands. In this upcoming lecture, Southeast Regional Director Jessica Crawford will revisit past tours of some of these sites and discuss how each site contributes to the broader archaeological knowledge of the Lower Mississippi Valley. Click here to watch the recorded version.
Oct 14 | #HoldTheFort: Archaeology and Preservation of an Eighteenth-Century Frontier Fort in West Virginia
Presented by | Dr. Kim A. McBride and Dr. W. Stephen McBride
Arbuckle’s Fort, constructed in 1774 in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, is a frontier fort site with very high archaeological integrity and a rich artifact assemblage. Together with historical documentation, the Arbuckle’s Fort site offers tremendous potential for research, public interpretation and heritage tourism. In this upcoming lecture, Historical Archaeologist, Dr. Kim A. McBride and Dr. W. Stephen McBride will outline the frontier defensive systems and the archaeological research at Arbuckle’s Fort, with comparisons to other fort sites in the region. Click here to watch the full lecture.
Sept 23 | The Wapello Preserve and the Dynamic History of Native American People in the Upper Midwest
Presented by | Philip G. Millhouse, Midwest Regional Director of The Archaeological Conservancy
The Wapello Preserve in northwestern Illinois contains a series of Late Woodland-Mississippian habitation and mound sites along 175 acres of the Apple River. These sites represent many millennia of Indigenous history over countless generations. Two of the most significant sites in area are the John and Grace Chapman sites – a complex of habitation areas, ritual precincts, burial mounds, and earthen platforms dating to around 1000-1200 A.D. In this upcoming lecture, Midwestern Regional Director, Philip Millhouse, will discuss the story of the acquisition and preservation of these significant sites as well as the collaborative effort between The Archaeological Conservancy and the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation. Click here to watch the full lecture.
August 26 | The Box-S Ruin: A Tale of Healing Decades of Site Destruction at an Ancestral Zuni Pueblo
Presented by | James B. Walker, Southwest Regional Director and Vice President of The Archaeological Conservancy
Located adjacent to the Zuni Reservation in Western New Mexico, this 1100 room masonry pueblo was acquired by The Archaeological Conservancy for permanent preservation in 1999. Dating from AD 1260-1285, the pueblo is considered by the Zuni to be part of their ancestral homeland. This lecture focused on a unique collaborative effort by the Conservancy and the people from Zuni Pueblo to repair the extensive looting damage at the site. Click here to watch the full lecture.