A Mystery Mound | Mississippi
Archaeological Conservancy
by Susan Bowdoin
2d ago
The Conservancy’s latest acquisition in Mississippi is in the southwestern part of the state in Adams County near Natchez. Spokane Mound was first recorded in the 1930s by archaeologist James... The post A Mystery Mound | Mississippi appeared first on The Archaeological Conservancy ..read more
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Safeguarding An Ancient Burial Mound | West Virginia
Archaeological Conservancy
by Susan Bowdoin
2d ago
On a high bluff overlooking the bank of the West Fork River in West Virginia rises the remains of Oak Mound. This large Native American mound once measured 10 to... The post Safeguarding An Ancient Burial Mound | West Virginia appeared first on The Archaeological Conservancy ..read more
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Expanded Protection at Mesa Prieta | New Mexico
Archaeological Conservancy
by Susan Bowdoin
2d ago
With the recent acquisition of the Sagrados Jardín de Piedra (Sacred Rock Garden) Petroglyph Preserve, the Conservancy has successfully protected another 22 acres of petroglyphs in two 11-acre parcels at... The post Expanded Protection at Mesa Prieta | New Mexico appeared first on The Archaeological Conservancy ..read more
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A Fort And A Furnace | Alabama
Archaeological Conservancy
by Susan Bowdoin
2d ago
The Conservancy has acquired a 13-acre tract of land in north-central Alabama which contains a portion of historic Fort Leslie, a Creek War fort, and Talladega Blast Furnace, which was... The post A Fort And A Furnace | Alabama appeared first on The Archaeological Conservancy ..read more
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FIELD NOTE: More features found at Arbegast-Tunawee Ranch
Archaeological Conservancy
by Susan Bowdoin
2d ago
The Arbegast-Tunawee Ranch in east-central California has never been thoroughly recorded, but this past December, western field representative Linsie Lafayette surveyed the preserve and noted some significant features on the... The post FIELD NOTE: More features found at Arbegast-Tunawee Ranch appeared first on The Archaeological Conservancy ..read more
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FIELD NOTE: Shovel tests performed at Camp Wood
Archaeological Conservancy
by Susan Bowdoin
2d ago
Once a property has been acquired by the Conservancy, determining the boundaries of the site so it can be fenced and properly secured is one of the main priorities. One... The post FIELD NOTE: Shovel tests performed at Camp Wood appeared first on The Archaeological Conservancy ..read more
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FIELD NOTE: Western field rep attends Society for Historical Archaeology conference
Archaeological Conservancy
by Susan Bowdoin
2d ago
Donning a hardhat, Western Field Representative Linsie Lafayette found herself in a mine tunnel following a vein of coal. Fortunately, it was part of a group tour provided by the... The post FIELD NOTE: Western field rep attends Society for Historical Archaeology conference appeared first on The Archaeological Conservancy ..read more
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FIELD NOTE: Former Southwest Regional Director honored
Archaeological Conservancy
by Susan Bowdoin
2d ago
On Nov. 16, 2023, members of the Conservancy staff joined former Southwest Regional Director James “Jim” B. Walker at the Arroyo Hondo Archaeological Preserve, located in the upper Rio Grande... The post FIELD NOTE: Former Southwest Regional Director honored appeared first on The Archaeological Conservancy ..read more
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FIELD NOTE: The Conservancy on the air
Archaeological Conservancy
by Susan Bowdoin
2d ago
Western Field Representative Linsie Lafayette sat down in December 2023 with archaeologist Alan Garfinkel, president and founder of California Rock Art Foundation, to talk about the Conservancy’s work on The... The post FIELD NOTE: The Conservancy on the air appeared first on The Archaeological Conservancy ..read more
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As shipwreck discoveries accelerate, so do the challenges and threats
Archaeological Conservancy
by Susan Bowdoin
2d ago
By Mike Toner More than a dozen shipwrecks—relics of bygone centuries—have been discovered in the Great Lakes in the last two years. Each discovery lifts the hopes of researchers seeking... The post As shipwreck discoveries accelerate, so do the challenges and threats appeared first on The Archaeological Conservancy ..read more
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