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  • Women did most prehistoric cave paintings: Religion, or just lazy men?

    Women did most prehistoric cave paintings: Religion, or just lazy men?
    Do you like prehistoric cave paintings? No? Well, I do, and so the news that many of those paintings were apparently done by women is fascinating. Not only for what it says about our ancestors but for what it says about archeology. Writing for...
  • Archaeological firm elicits concern

    Costa Mesa's archaeological consultant hired to survey the Fairview Indian Site is being met with some concern because of its controversial excavations in neighboring Huntington Beach, though officials contend the job there is far different from what's...
  • More discussion of Fairview Park planned

    The Fairview Park Citizens Advisory Committee is set to meet next week to discuss a variety of topics concerning the 208-acre park. The meeting, scheduled for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Neighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave., will include...
  • Getting to the bottom of the Keys' Pickles Reef mystery

    Getting to the bottom of the Keys' Pickles Reef mystery
    On shallow Pickles Reef, 3 1 / 2miles off the shore of Key Largo, the sun lit up a mishmash of metal, iron and barrel-shaped cement artifacts that have been commingling with colorful coral and tropical fish for a century or more. As two curious...
  • Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed

    Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed
    Archaeologists and forensic scientists working with human remains recovered at Historic Jamestowne last summer reported Wednesday that their follow-up studies have turned up the gruesome first physical evidence of the cannibalism that took place during...
  • New Jamestown exhibit explores colonist cannibalism

    New Jamestown exhibit explores colonist cannibalism
    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...
  • In Easton, archaeologists hope to uncover earliest free African-American settlement

    In Easton, archaeologists hope to uncover earliest free African-American settlement
    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...
  • A lost Spanish mission on the York River

    A lost Spanish mission on the York River
    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...
  • York River may yield 1781 shipwreck

    York River may yield 1781 shipwreck
    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...
  • Poor potter, great pots at Yorktown

    Poor potter, great pots at Yorktown
    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...
  • Tantalizing evidence may offer clues into Powhatan's life

    Tantalizing evidence may offer clues into Powhatan's life
    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...