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Archaeology

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  • Top archaeologists meet at Bacon's Castle

     Top archaeologists meet at Bacon's Castle
    SURRY — Bacon's Castle in Surry is certainly known for its intriguing gatherings, and this weekend, history repeated itself. Preservation Virginia, the nonprofit organization charged with helping to preserve and advocate for historical places like...
  • 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...
  • An open house in Hampton history

    An open house in Hampton history
    HAMPTON — Beneath the topsoil at the former Harbor Square Apartments site downtown, archaeologists say they have found remnants of city history that date to the mid-1800s. Archaeologists spent the spring and portions of the summer digging for...
  • Window into the world of Pocahontas

    If you had to single out the richest source of Virginia Indian artifacts in the Chesapeake, you'd be wise to start looking in an unlikely direction. Despite numerous archaeological studies of Native American sites over the years, the excavation...
  • Wren dig reveals lost colonial building

    Wren dig reveals lost colonial building
    WILLIAMSBURG — Even in a town that archaeologists have probed countless times since 1930, few places have been dug over as many times as the landmark compound that makes up the historic colonial campus at the College of William and Mary. But...
  • Historic London Town and Gardens keeps on growing and going

    Historic London Town and Gardens keeps on growing and going
    Rod Cofield has the building. Now he needs the tools. Cofield's team at Historic London Town and Gardens has built a reproduction of a carpentry shop at the Colonial site in Edgewater. Now, to show how carpenters worked at the site in the 1700s, he...
  • 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...
  • Rewriting history at James Fort

     Rewriting history at James Fort
    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 that most people...
  • Volunteers work to protect California historic site from looters

    Volunteers work to protect California historic site from looters
    Kim Preston lodged her walking stick against a steep slope of crumbled granite dotted with dusty lupine, and began her descent. Her destination lay 160 feet below the high-water mark — a maze of bone-dry rock piles that miners had moved by hand to...
  • 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...
  • 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,...