AmaTerra News and Updates

October 24, 2017

Even though it's sliding farther and farther into the rear view mirror, how about one last little taste of summer? One staffer spent her summer conducting archaeological research on a southern Pacific island. Sounds nice... 

Dr. Katherine Seikel, AmaTerra’s laboratory m...

October 12, 2016

Exciting news from AmaTerra's team at White Sands Missile Range! Staff archaeologist, Matt Cuba was surprised (literally; he'd been out working in the field that morning) and elated to receive a Commander's Coin from Garrison Commander Colonel Dave Brown and Command Se...

May 23, 2016

As some of you may know, AmaTerra senior archaeologist, Rachel Feit, moonlights as a food writer for the Austin Chronicle. Her most recent article was a unique opportunity to combine this eciture gastronomique with archaeology. Read her article about the excavations sh...

May 11, 2016

May is Heritage Preservation Month in New Mexico. As part of that state-wide celebration of culture, history, and archaeology, the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division held their annual Archaeology Fair on May 7th in the Organ Mountains - Desert Peaks National Mon...

AmaTerra was thrilled to learn that one of their team had been selected to receive this year's Council of Texas Archeologists' E. Mott Davis Award for Excellence in Public Outreach. AmaTerra senior archeologist, Mason Miller, led a team of awardees from the Texas Depar...

February 24, 2015

You've seen the those nifty grooved axe blades from the recent Pineywoods survey project.  We made some nice epoxy casts to preserve them in at least one way, since the artifacts themselves have to be permanently curated. We recently had a chance to take things one ste...

February 11, 2015

 

Our New Mexico team, based in Las Cruces, now totals 14 archaeologists.  Our primary clients are White Sands Missile Range and Fort Bliss. Together, these two US Army installations total more than 4,900 contiguous square miles (that’s more than 3.1 million acres!)...

January 24, 2015

During a recent archaeological survey in the Pineywoods region of east Texas (conducted on behalf of the US Army Corps of Engineers), AmaTerra archaeologist, Dan Rose, unearthed a singular find... in two parts. In a one-in-a-million shovel test, Dan found two stone axe...

January 5, 2015

AmaTerra is thrilled to announce that their first entirely digital publication, "Peering Through the Sands of Time: The Archeology of the Caddo at the Kitchen Branch Site (41CP220) in East Texas" has been published online for free download through Apple's iTunes and Go...