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  • VU students, faculty arrange to have ancient tablets returned to Turkey

    VU students, faculty arrange to have ancient tablets returned to Turkey
    Pieces of ancient history are on a journey home thanks to the work of students and faculty at Valparaiso University. Turkish dignitaries were present at the university's Art Student Exhibition in the Brauer Museum of Art to sign a Memorandum of...
  • Dig unearths truth behind Park Ridge 'burial mound'

    Dig unearths truth behind Park Ridge 'burial mound'
    The plot of slightly raised earth in a Park Ridge backyard produced a bit of curiosity over the years. To many, it probably didn't look like much of anything: just a mound of dirt on which three tall fir trees stood behind a 1920s-era house in the...
  • Deerfield commission: Townhouses OK on former black cemetery

    Deerfield commission: Townhouses OK on former black cemetery
    Construction of 69 townhouses on a former black cemetery won the City Commission's approval Tuesday night, provided that construction be halted if human remains are found. If human remains are found, the commission decided, work on the project would...
  • 2 options for sports fields at Fairview Park, city staffers say

    2 options for sports fields at Fairview Park, city staffers say
    Baseball diamonds, soccer fields and football in Costa Mesa's Fairview Park? With lights? Artificial turf? According to a city engineer, they're all possible — but not without spending as much as $15 million and doing major excavation work. In...
  • Archaeologist Presents Findings About Glastonbury Native American Site

    Archaeologist Presents Findings About Glastonbury Native American Site
    GLASTONBURY — On a warm fall day in October, the blade of a bulldozer digging a trench near the Connecticut River peeled back a layer of sand, revealing a circular patch of scorched earth. Longtime tobacco farmer and property owner Howard Horton,...
  • Native American Discovery In Glastonbury Subject Of Talk

    Native American Discovery In Glastonbury Subject Of Talk
    GLASTONBURY — Dr. Jones has made a discover in the Nayaug section of South Glastonbury. No, not Dr. Indiana Jones. State Archaeologist Dr. Brian Jones will present "An Important Recent Archaeological Discovery in South Glastonbury" Tuesday. The...
  • Often criticized, Serra gets a reappraisal from historians

    Often criticized, Serra gets a reappraisal from historians
    When archaeologist Ruben Mendoza was a boy, his father was prone to fiery outbursts in the family's mobile home on the tough west side of Fresno. One of the biggest targets of his anger, Mendoza remembers, was the Catholic Church and its California...
  • Neanderthals wore jewelry made of eagle talons, study finds

    Neanderthals wore jewelry made of eagle talons, study finds
    Even Neanderthals liked a little bling. A fresh examination of prehistoric eagle talons discovered more than 100 years ago reveals that our ancient relatives made and wore their own jewelry. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, indicates that...
  • Archaeologists unearth centuries-old pretzels in Bavaria

    Archaeologists unearth centuries-old pretzels in Bavaria
    BERLIN (AP) — Archaeologists say two pretzels unearthed during a dig on the banks of the Danube in the German city of Regensburg could be more than 300 years old — and are little different to the doughy product available in the state's...
  • Hans G. Goedicke

    Hans G. Goedicke
    Hans G. Goedicke, a renowned Egyptologist who had been chairman of the Johns Hopkins University's department of Near Eastern studies, died of cancer Feb. 24 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Tuscany-Canterbury resident was 88. "He had retired...
  • By destroying major sites, Islamic State erasing history, culture in Syria, Iraq

    The Islamic State group is on a systematic campaign to destroy archaeological sites it says promote apostasy. Some of the world's most precious cultural treasures, including ancient sites in the cradle of civilization, are in areas controlled by the...