The Archaeological Conservancy, Charity of the Day
I mentioned the Nature Conservancy earlier this month but a lesser known conservancy is the Archaeological Conservancy. The Archaeological Conservancy is a non-profit organization which is dedicated to acquiring and preserving our nation's remaining archaeological sites. Many sites in the U.S. which contain prehistoric and historic remains have been destroyed by both looters and urban development. By owning these sites the Archaeological Conservancy is safeguarding the history of North America and preserving them for posterity. Since its beginning in 1980, the Conservancy has acquired more than 325 endangered sites in 39 states across America. The types of sites range from the earliest habitation sites in North America to a 19th-century frontier army post.
For a contribution of just $18 dollars you get their quarterly magazine, American Archaeology and you can send a gift membership to someone else. They also offer various archaeological tours. Their next one is planned for March 13-23, 2008 in Guadalajara, Mexico and costs $2,695.