| Jan 10, 2013
| 3:20 PM
A terracotta head depicting the Greek god Hades that the J. Paul Getty Museum acquired in 1985 is being voluntarily sent back to Sicily, the museum has announced.
Getty officials said that the museum has worked with officials from Sicily during the last...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:20 AM
When the first English settlers sailed into Hampton Roads in 1607, they were latecomers to Virginia.
Four times during the previous half-century, Spanish explorers probed the James and York rivers - and on Sept. 10, 1570 they planted a Jesuit mission...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Two of the nation's foremost underwater archaeologists began work in the river off Yorktown Beach Wednesday morning, surveying the previously undetected wreck of a ship that may have been scuttled by the British during the Revolution.
Brought in by...
| May 8, 2013
| 8:02 AM
Virginia Lt. Gov. William Gooch had good reason to hide the truth when he made his annual report to the British Board of Trade in 1732.
Though the Crown prohibited its colonies from manufacturing domestic goods, Gooch and other members of the...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Archaeologists searching for the lost village of Powhatan have uncovered tantalizing but still inconclusive evidence suggesting that the legendary Indian leader, who ruled most of coastal Virginia when the first English settlers arrived in 1607, once...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The first time Lynn Ripley reached down and coaxed a piece of broken pottery from the dirt at her newly purchased York River farm, she just trying to tidy up the grounds.
But as the years passed, the Gloucester woman turned up so many arrowheads...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Nobody knows exactly when a nameless 14-year-old English girl met her end during the deadly Starving Time at Jamestown — or when she was butchered by a desperate fellow colonist driven to unthinkable extremes by hunger.
She was already forgotten...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 2:38 PM
The DNA of a battle that helped turn the tide of a war going horribly wrong for America lay buried just six inches below the surface in a Kent County cornfield.
For nearly two centuries, the musket balls, canister shot and other artifacts from intense...
| Oct 8, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Learn new information about the Pequot War (1636-1637), recently unearthed during an archaeological survey of the Battle of Mistick Fort, where 77 Connecticut colonists and 250 Native allies attacked the Pequot-held fort in present-day Mystic. Dr. Kevin...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 5:41 PM
SANTA ANA — It belongs in a museum!
That's what Indiana Jones said as he traversed the globe in search of elusive ancient artifacts that others wanted only for themselves.
Now, however, the tables have turned, and the greatest archaeologist who...
| Oct 17, 2012
Even before archaeologists began digging in the basement of the Brafferton Building late this summer, they could see and smell one of the most urgent reasons why they were sent into the historic College of William and Mary structure as part of a $3.65...