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Archaeology

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  • Main Street archaeology lab to be powered by sun

    The sun will power the archaeology lab on Main Street that is the home of the former Edge Hill Service Station. A partnership between Dominion Virginia Power and The Fairfield Foundation led to the purchase and installation of a 5 kilowatt solar...
  • Archaeologists seek War of 1812 remnants buried within Patterson Park

    Archaeologists seek War of 1812 remnants buried within Patterson Park
    Today it's best known for the pagoda, summertime jazz concerts and some of the city's best sledding. But an archaeological dig planned for Patterson Park's Hampstead Hill seeks to revive a largely forgotten 200-year-old story. While most know Fort...
  • Captain Comics: Latest 'Green Arrow' redo hits a bullseye

    When DC Comics rebooted all of its superhero titles in 2011, some of them got better. But some didn't, like "Green Arrow" which just got a lot better. First, what they did wrong: In "Green Arrow" No. 1 in September 2011 we were introduced to the latest...
  • Hampton seeks archaeologist for Harbor Square site

    The city of Hampton is seeking bids from archaeological teams to investigate the "possible historic site" on a 2-acre plot where Harbor Square apartments once sat. Some "documentary information" shows the Grand Contraband Camp may have been located on...
  • Hampton hangs two members of Blackbeard's crew 295 years ago

    Hampton hangs two members of Blackbeard's crew 295 years ago
    When a Royal Navy expedition led by Lt. Robert Maynard returned to Hampton from North Carolina on Jan. 3, 1719, the grisly sight of Blackbeard's severed head swinging from a bowsprit marked the end of one of history's most notorious pirates. Cannons...
  • Richard Daugherty dies at 91; archaeologist studied Makah tribe site

    Tidal erosion caused by a February 1970 winter storm ate away a bank of soil on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, revealing parts of five Native American longhouses. The longhouses near Lake Ozette had been buried suddenly by a mudslide sometime around...
  • The original 'American Picker'

    The original 'American Picker'
    Though some people think of pickers as mere dumpster divers, Mike Wolfe doesn't mind. His childhood hobby spawned an adult obsession, one that he has parlayed into a popular antiques business and an even more popular TV show. Millions of viewers tune in...
  • Florida Travel Tips & Deals

    Florida Travel Tips & Deals
    Check this list often as new tips, events and deals around Florida come in: Firehouse Museum in Key West History buffs can learn about Key West's past through its firefighting heritage at the Key West Firehouse Museum at 1024 Grinnell St. The museum...
  • Deep into the world of the ancient Anasazi

    Deep into the world of the ancient Anasazi
    BLUFF, Utah — Darkness was falling like a starry curtain as I pulled into this dusty town along the San Juan River. It was mid-November, and a cold wind was blowing in from the desert. The lights of a lone cafĂ© illuminated a sign ahead. "Bluff,...
  • Ancient toddler whose DNA helped science will now be reburied

    Ancient toddler whose DNA helped science will now be reburied
    The skeletal remains of an infant who lived in what is now Montana about 12,600 years ago will be reburied in a formal ceremony now that scientists have sequenced its genome, researchers say. The fragments of the young boy's skeleton are the sole...
  • DNA from Neanderthal toe reveals interbreeding among ancient species

    DNA from Neanderthal toe reveals interbreeding among ancient species
    A 50,000-year-old toe bone found in a Siberian cave is giving scientists a surprising view of the breeding habits of early humans. In what has been described as a “Lord of the Rings”-type world, researchers say that Homo sapiens,...