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  • 'Most endangered' relics nominated

    A 19th-century stove that may have caused the devastating fire at Fairfield plantation in Gloucester County and a heavy howitzer used by the Imperial German Army during World War I — housed at a museum in Newport News and one of only 14 in existence...
  • Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs once ruled skies worldwide, study says

    Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs once ruled skies worldwide, study says
    Ancient winged reptiles called pterosaurs were so successful that they ruled Earth's skies for tens of millions of years, according to a study published in the journal ZooKeys. The fearsome fliers, part of a family of pterosaurs named Azhdarchidae,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: A Conversation With Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, CT's State Archaeologist

    State Archaeologist, Dr. Nicholas F. Bellantoni, has been excavating in Connecticut for over 30 years. On Wednesday, Aug. 20, join Dr. Bellantoni for a special conversation with the Connecticut Network's (CT-N) Diane Smith as he reflects on the most...
  • The 'Archaeology' of Sally Kirkland

    "MY ATTITUDE is always one of sensuality and aggressive enthusiasm and a kind of outrageousness of expression. I suppose if I'd wanted to be the girl next door, I could have been. I think America is confused by someone who appears sensual and spiritual at...
  • Colonial-era ship unearthed at Trade Center

    When a decaying wooden ship was discovered in the World Trade Center excavation pit four years ago, it posed a mystery. Where did it come from? How did it get there? Was it wrecked? Or was it sunk intentionally for landfill? Archaeologists, maritime...
  • On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency

    On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency
    Archaeologist Torben Rick watched with frustration as pounding surf clawed at one of North America's oldest homesteads, a massive heap of village foundations, cutting tools, beads and kitchen discards left behind over the last 13,000 years. Here,...
  • No decision on sports fields for Fairview Park, amid community controversy

    No decision on sports fields for Fairview Park, amid community controversy
    It was standing-room only Wednesday night for the crowd of 125 people who came to hear the fate of Fairview Park, where athletic fields are being proposed alongside a space long popular for its ridable trains. As it turned out, any new sports fields for...
  • Archeological teams unearth history in historic Crete

    KAVOUSI, Greece High on a hill overlooking the Mirabello Bay and what the poet Homer called the "wine dark sea," work resumed in June uncovering an ancient city that had been lost for millennia. Archaeologists and students from North Carolina and...
  • Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History

    Return To The Rivers: Connecticut's Waterways Reflect The State's History
    The widely held assumption that Connecticut was complete wilderness when the first European settlers arrived in the early 17th Century is belied by what archaeologists have found along the state's rivers. "It was not wilderness," said Nicholas...
  • New finds suggest Civil War camp survives

    New finds suggest Civil War camp survives
    HAMPTON — Archaeologists searching for evidence of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp opened up a new trench last week, adding to the unexpectedly rich catalog of nearly 200 features that have been unearthed since the downtown dig began...
  • Landmark digs made historic Hampton Roads an archaeological mecca

    Landmark digs made historic Hampton Roads an archaeological mecca
    When your history reaches back as far as Hampton Roads, landmark archaeological investigations are almost to be expected. But even in the region that helped give birth to the field of historical archaeology, there are some real standouts: Jamestown...