In South America, Researchers Work to Save a Disappearing History of Movement
Teams of scientists are hurriedly attempting to save ancient sites that could provide insights into how people moved across Mesoamerica—before they are lost forever.
Saving Florida's Archeological History From Climate Change
In Miami-Dade County, researchers are working to save sites at risk of being destroyed by rising ocean waters.
How Rising Sea Levels Threaten America's Cultural Heritage
The most comprehensive archeological database created to date finds that just a one-meter rise in sea level could imperil thousands of historically significant sites.
The First Americans
Until recently, the reigning theory on who the first Homo sapiens in North America were pointed to the Clovis people, evidence of whose culture was discovered in the American Southwest. That theory has been powerfully challenged by, among others, Meadowcroft, an archaeological dig in western Pennsylvania that began in the 1970s.
Tomb Raiders Foiled: How Common Is Theft at Archaeological Sites?
Archaeologists working in Peru sat on the find of a lifetime for months, keeping the artifacts safe from thieves.