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  • Ancient shellfish suggest modern humans evolved 50,000 years ago

    Ancient shellfish suggest modern humans evolved 50,000 years ago
    The development of art, culture, and advanced cognitive ability that define modern humans may not have evolved until 50,000 years ago, according to a new study published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Richard Klein...
  • Unearthing a secret from the War of 1812

    Unearthing a secret from the War of 1812
    Williamsburg archaeologist Alain Outlaw knew he wouldn't have much time to dig when he won the chance to probe for a lost piece of historic Fort Norfolk in 2004. He had only two weeks at first to carry out what looked like an impossible rescue job....
  • Untouched royal Wari tomb found in Peru predates Inca civilization

    Untouched royal Wari tomb found in Peru predates Inca civilization
    Archaeologists have discovered a hidden tomb of the Wari, a monument from an early civilization that predated the Inca, nestled in a site 175 miles north of Lima, Peru. The funerary chamber, ensconced in a stepped pyramid, had been filled with more than...
  • City denies Fairview public records request

    City denies Fairview public records request
    Costa Mesa officials have denied a public records request for a 20-year-old archaeological study about the Fairview Indian Site. The Daily Pilot, which filed the request Sept. 23, had sought a copy of the 1993 report, conducted by the Keith Cos....
  • Councilwoman requests rehearing on Fairview Park turnaround

    The Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled Tuesday to consider a rehearing of a Fairview Park project that outside experts contend may harm known Native American archaeological sites. The project includes a hotly contested turnaround where the north end...
  • Archaeologists open window on 18th-century Williamsburg's pioneering black school

    Archaeologists open window on 18th-century Williamsburg's pioneering black school
    Twenty-odd stubs from worn-out slate pencils may not seem like that significant a find in a region so rich with history that noteworthy archaeological discoveries are common. But at the site of the 18th-century Bray School in Williamsburg, they're...
  • Searching for a lost landmark in Williamsburg

     Searching for a lost landmark in Williamsburg
    Of all the public buildings that helped define life in 18th-century Williamsburg, the most conspicuous absence in today's restored colonial capital may be the Market House that once stood near the Powder Magazine on Duke of Gloucester Street. That's why...
  • Ancient Maya pyramid yields new treasures

    Ancient Maya pyramid yields new treasures
    “The Storm God enters the sky.” That’s the translation of Och Chan Yopaat, the name of an ancient Maya ruler whose likeness dominates a remarkable carving discovered last month in a Guatemala pyramid. The carving, which depicts the...
  • Williamsburg's pioneering colonial black school revealed by new archaeological clues

     Williamsburg's pioneering colonial black school revealed by new archaeological clues
    Twenty-odd stubs from worn-out slate pencils may not seem that noteworthy in a region so rich with history that significant archaeological discoveries are common. But at the site of the 18th-century Bray School off Prince George and Boundary streets...
  • To protect Syria's antiquities — don't buy them

    To protect Syria's antiquities — don't buy them
    The conflict in Syria is destroying not only the lives of the Syrian people but their heritage — the world's heritage — as well. Syria is a treasure house of history. Damascus, Aleppo, Palmyra and almost 10,000 other archaeological sites...
  • Turnaround at Fairview Park approved

    Turnaround at Fairview Park approved
    The Costa Mesa City Council voted early Wednesday to add a turnaround space at Fairview Park as a potential compromise to a proposed parking lot, which had been opposed by residents. But a vocal group of people attending the nearly seven-hour council...