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In four issues each year, American Archaeology’s colorful features present the research breakthroughs, persistent puzzles, and unique personalities making news in this fascinating field.

About the Magazine

Published by The Archaeological Conservancy, American Archaeology is a quarterly popular magazine devoted solely to presenting the rich diversity of archaeology in North America to help readers appreciate and understand the archaeological wonders available to them, and raise awareness of the destruction of our shared cultural heritage. For anyone with an interest in archaeology, from the veteran archaeologist to the weekend explorer, the magazine is a valuable resource.

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American Archaeology is available on newsstands and local bookstores. Subscriptions are available by becoming a member of the Archaeological Conservancy. Join today!

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Over 23,000 people from across the country and beyond demonstrate their concern for America’s heritage through their membership with The Archaeological Conservancy – the only national non-profit organization preserving endangered archaeological sites. Because of our Members, we have saved over 550 archaeological sites in 40 years. With your membership gift of $30 or more, you can help us save many more!

Membership includes annual subscription to American Archaeology Magazine
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Benefits apply to memberships of $30 or more. Senior/Student memberships are available with a donation of $25.

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Our American Archaeology magazine archive includes digital versions of magazines from 1997 through Spring 2022. Click the cover of the issue you would like to access from the archive. The PDF can be read online in your browser, downloaded to your machine and read in your default PDF reader, or it can be printed.

Note: Digital copies of the 8 most current editions of American Archaeology are available exclusively to our members. For access, please visit the member portal.



Prior to 1997, The Archaeological Conservancy published a quarterly newsletter which can be accessed in the newsletter archive.



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