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  • Zahi Hawass is on the stump again for ancient Egypt's Pharaohs

    For many years, Zahi Hawass has been the living face of ancient Egypt, an ambassador for long-dead Pharaohs who uses his high-wattage personality, telegenic showmanship and knack for wading confidently into controversy to preserve both their star power...
  • Study: 50,000-year-old poop proves Neanderthals ate their veggies

    Study: 50,000-year-old poop proves Neanderthals ate their veggies
    As gross as it sounds, samples of the world's oldest known human feces are offering scientists new insight into the gastronomic behavior of our extinct, meat-loving cousins, the Neanderthals. In a study published Monday in the journal PLOS One,...
  • 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...
  • Archaeologists unearth promising finds in search for Hampton's historic Civil War contraband camp

    Archaeologists unearth promising finds in search for Hampton's historic Civil War contraband camp
    Archaeologists searching for signs of Hampton's historic Civil War contraband slave village have turned up an unexpected but promising array of features just inches below the surface of a former low-cost housing complex. The discoveries began emerging...
  • Ruins revealed by Arizona's Slide fire tell story of early settlers

    A couple of short stacks of logs that appeared to be intersecting at a right angle caught the eye of a firefighter battling the Slide fire in Arizona. An archaeologist with the crew confirmed what the firefighter suspected: The blaze had uncovered the...
  • Glastonbury Historical Society To Host Archaeology Day

    Glastonbury Historical Society To Host Archaeology Day
    GLASTONBURY — Hundreds of years ago there were no transfer stations or bulky waste facilities. Native American Indians and colonists depended on swills or garbage piles. Each year, the Historical Society of Glastonbury hosts an "archaeology day."...
  • Rewriting history at James Fort

     Rewriting history at James Fort
    JAMES CITY — Since pushing their first shovel into the ground 20 years ago, Jamestown archaeologists have rewritten the history of America's first permanent English settlement numerous times, beginning with the 1996 discovery of the landmark fort...
  • Archaeology Dig In Glastonbury

    Valuable historical information can be gathered by exploring the swill (or rubbish as we call it today) of our founding colonial ancestors. On Friday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Historical Society of Glastonbury invites all persons of the ages...
  • Archaeologists open new trench in search for Hampton's landmark Civil War refugee slave village

    Archaeologists open new trench in search for Hampton's landmark Civil War refugee slave village
    Archaeologists searching for evidence of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp opened up a new trench this week, hoping to add to the unexpectedly rich catalog of nearly 200 features that have been unearthed since the downtown dig began almost a month...
  • Navy faces daunting task of counting desert petroglyphs

    Navy faces daunting task of counting desert petroglyphs
    Archaeologists know it as Renegade Canyon, a lava gorge in desert badlands with more than 1 million images of hunters, spirits and bighorn sheep etched in sharp relief on cliff faces and boulders. But this desert is in the heart of the China Lake...
  • Ancient bones found in Boca await fate

    Ancient bones found in Boca await fate
    During show-and-tell at her school, a 7-year-old girl displayed an unusual fragment of bone and teeth that she had found near the beach in Boca Raton. Her teacher called the police. The girl and her baby sitter had unearthed a human jawbone while using a...