Standing My Ground for Archaeology & Preservation: Looking down the barrel of the 22-gauge shotgun aimed at me, I feebly tried to explain our unannounced presence on her ranch in the Galisteo Basin. We were doing an archaeological clearance survey for the road project through the area, and she was supposed to have been notified by the highway department…Ten years later, I helped bring Billie together with the Conservancy for the archaeology & preservation of sites on her property.
The bow of La Belle shipwreck off the coast of Texas, 1997 excavation. Digging Deeper is our new blog series that revisits the sites and stories covered in previous issues of American Archaeology Magazine. http://www.archaeologicalconservancy.org/diggingdeeperlasalle.html
Fragment of bone -- remnants of an ancient civilization devastated when Arizona Game and Fish started construction on a community fishing pond. Photo Credit: Monica Alonzo, Phoenix New Times #archaeology
BLM wants to pay people who help find looters, vandals
In West Bank, Israeli And Palestinian Archaeologists Both Lay Claim To Heritage. The military's archaeology unit conducts excavations but keeps some information about the digs secret. "This approach raises suspicions," says an Israeli archaeologist who favors greater transparency.