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About The Archaeological Conservancy __ "The Archaeological Conservancy, established in 1980, is the only national non-profit organization dedicated to acquiring and preserving the best of our nation's remaining archaeological sites. Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Conservancy also operates regional offices in Georgia, Virginia, Ohio, and California." Learn about their activities and goals. - illustrated - From The Archaeological Conservancy -

American Indian Archaeological Sites __ Brief descriptions of 20 major American Indian archaeological sites. - From -

ARI - Archaeology in the United States, Mid-Atlantic and New England __ A good collection of linked American archaeological resources. - From - 

Arkansas Archaeological Society __ Learn about the society, its goals and activities.  You will find articles, activities, volunteer information and much more. - illustrated - From -

The Arkansas Burial Law | Archaeology & Section 106 Review __ Learn Arkansas law pertaining to archaeologists and human remains. - From -

Archaeological dig confirms United States' oldest street ... __ "For generations, St. Augustine's Aviles Street has competed with Philadelphia's Elfreth's Alley as the oldest street in the United States, but a recent archaeological dig may hand the honor to the Florida city."  Learn about the evidence in this very brief article. - From - 

Archaeological Parks in the U.S. __ Complete listing of archaeology parks by region or state - By the Arkansas Archaeological survey -

Archaeological Site Considerations | Whole Building Design Guide __ "Archaeological sites are nonrenewable resources; they provide the only available source of information on the people and civilizations that flourished in the distant past. Archaeological sites should be considered early on in the planning and design process of all projects that have ground-disturbing potential."  You can learn some valuable guidelines. - From -

Archaeological Sites of the American Plains and Midwest __ You will find Descriptions and webpages devoted to archaeological sites of the central part of the United States.  Many resources and links. - from - 

Archaeological Sites of the Southwest __ "This is a catalog of prehistoric archaeological sites in the "Four-Corners" states (Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico) of the American Southwest that are on public land and are legally open to visitation." -

Bureau FAQ's - Archaeology - Division of Historical Resources __ A collection of questions and answers about archaeology and the law. - From -

Category:Archaeological sites in the United States __ Listing of articles related to archaeological sites in the United States found in Wikipedia. - From wikipedia -

Category:Archaeological sites in the United States by state __ State-by-state listings of archaeological sites. - From wikipedia -

Center for the Study of the First Americans __ Discussion and research on the peopling of the Americas - illustrated -  From Texas A&M University - 

Did Cannibalism Kill Anasazi Civilization __ Read about this controversial question in an excellent essay by By Julie Cart of the Los Angeles Times. - From Japan Times -

Facing the Crisis: Looting in the U.S. __ General overview of the problem of the looting of Indian archaeological sites in the United States. - Changes in the law and plans for the future - Arom Archaeological Institute of America -

FAQ-Career in Archaeology in the U.S. __ Questions and answers about a career in archaeology in the United states. - From -


Hillsborough: Shovel-free archaeology dig __ "Travis Doering, and Lori Collins, have traded in picks and shovels for lasers and computers, helping pioneer a new way to learn about ancient sites without having to dig them up."  Article about remote sensing archaeology. - From -

Index of Native American Archaeology & Anthropology Resources on ... __ A long list of linked resources. - From - 

Indian Mounds of the United States __ A listing of Indian Mounds state-by-state, many with live links to websites about the mound. - From - 

Mesa Verde Country: The Heart of Archaeology in the Southwest... __ "This website deals mostly with Colorado, but does include information from other states as well. You will find information about archaeology in the region along with photos and information about Mesa Verde National Park." - illustrated - From SuBee Enterprises -

Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center: The Process of Archaeology __ Questions and answers from students about the 'process' of archaeology. - From -

NASA Archeology Research - Chaco Canyon, New Mexico __ "The Chaco Canyon Research Center had done aerial photography and a ground survey. This was the beginning of an archeological database, to which, we proposed to add thermal infrared multispectral data. If our sensors could locate prehistoric features, this would prove that using remote sensing technology could work for archeology." Learn about this program and its effect on research. - illustrated - From -

National Park Service Archeology and Ethnography Program __ You will find feature stories, ways to participate in archaeology, tools for teaching, and the National Archaeological Database. - From NPS - 

Remote Sensing at Shiloh National Military Park, archaeology __ " The work documented a wide array of Civil War era military features, New Deal era archaeological excavation trenches, and Mississippian mound construction stages." A good overview. - illustrated - From -

Southeast Archeological Center __ You will find the home page of the National Park Service's Southeast Archeological Center. - illustrated - From - 

United States of America Culture History and Archaeology __ A collection of resources and links related to American history and archaeology. - from -

Unlocking the Past __ An extensive resource for American archaeology with articles, resources, and much more.  "A Public Outreach Project of the Society for Historical Archaeology" - illustrated - From The Society for Historical Archaeology -


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