| Jan 31, 2013
| 12:42 PM
Petroglyph panels cut and chiseled off an eastern Sierra rock art site sacred to Native Americans have been recovered by federal investigators, U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials announced Thursday. The suspected thieves have not been identified and...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Updated Nov. 30, 2012, 12:31pm CT Dec. 21, 2012. There hasn't been so much interest in — and, in some cases, fear over — a date since 1999 and the impending approach of Y2K. Whether or not you believe in the supposed Mayan 2012 prediction that...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:53 AM
Of all the natural wonders the early Jamestown colonists encountered in the New World, few loomed larger in their imaginations -- or their stomachs -- than the James River sturgeon.
Capt. John Smith's first accounts of their remarkable size and abundance...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:13 PM
Archaeologists probing the early James Fort kitchen where they unearthed evidence of cannibalism this past year have discovered an earlier layer of artifacts showing that — just months before the Starving Time of 1609-10 — the colonists were...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:32 PM
In Easton, an untold story of free African-Americans is being discovered through bits of glass, shards of pottery and oyster shells.
Piece by piece, archaeologists and historians from two universities and the community are uncovering the history of The...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:17 PM
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...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:54 AM
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....
| May 19, 2013
HAMPTON — The derelict buildings, playing children and crime associated with the property's seedy visitors are long gone from the former Harbor Square site downtown.
But as the city plans to redevelop the 17.7-acre tract — and contractors...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:53 PM
At the opening of the 20th century, an archaeologist unearthed a Bronze Age palace larger than Buckingham on the island of Crete in the ancient city of Knossos. In that collapsed edifice, which extended some six acres, he found hundreds of clay tablets...
| 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...