The top 10 winners in the category Best Archaeological Site are as follows:
Ocmulgee National Monument - Macon, Ga.
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site - Collinsville, Ill.
Moundville Archaeological Park - Moundville, Ala.
Mesa Verde National Park - Mesa Verde, Colo.
Seminole Canyon State Park & Historic Site - Comstock, Texas
Poverty Point National Monument - Pioneer, La.
Legend Rock Petroglyph Site - Thermopolis, Wyo.
Bandelier National Monument - Los Alamos, N.M.
Wupatki National Monument - Flagstaff, Ariz.
Chaco Culture National Historical Park - Nageezi, N.M.
A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Larry Bleiberg, Thomas Dowson (Archaeology Travel), Diane Gifford-Gonzalez (Society for American Archaeology), Anna Hider (Roadtrippers) and Timothy R. Pauketat (The Oxford Handbook on North American Archaeology) were chosen based on their extensive knowledge of archaeology and/or American travel.
Other sites nominated in this category included Aztec Ruins National Monument in Aztec, N.M.; First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park in Ulm, Mont.; Horseshoe Canyon Great Gallery in Moab, Utah; Hudson-Meng Bison Kill Site in Crawford, Neb.; Lava Beds National Monument in Tulelake, Calif.; Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village in Avella, Penn.; Medicine Wheel National Historic Landmark in Big Horn County, Wyo.; Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument in San Juan County, Utah; Ozette Archaeological Site in Neah Bay, Wash. and Serpent Mound in Peebles, Ohio.
Congratulations to all the winners!