The Archaeological Conservancy's
2020 Virtual Lecture Series
We are excited to announce our next Virtual Lecture: “The Wapello Preserve and the Dynamic History of Native American People in the Upper Midwest” presented
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 for details. Space is limited and registration is required.
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.