The Archaeological Conservancy's
2020 Virtual Lecture Series
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.