American Archaeology Magazine Spring 2014
COVER FEATURE: AN EXAMINATION OF THE HISTORIC TRADE
BY JULIAN SMITH
Archaeologists have been puzzled by the elaborate marine shell ornaments that have been found at many 17th- and 18th-century sites. A recent study offers answers as to who made them and why.
THE THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE
BY MIKE TONER
Archaeological sites are being threatened by rising sea levels, wild fires, and severe drought.
A BOY'S LIFE
BY DAVID MALAKOFF
DNA extracted from 24,000-year-old remains in Russia show a connection between Eurasians and modern Native Americans.
REVEALING THE DEEP PAST
BY TAMARA STEWART
Since it was first excavated in the 1930s, Blackwater Draw has yielded information about life in ancient times.
READY FOR RESEARCH
BY PAULA NEELY
Projects conducted on the The Archaeological Conservancy’s preserves have made important contributions to the field.