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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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."...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • State archaeologists, Rockbridge students dig deep into history along Generals Highway

    State archaeologists, Rockbridge students dig deep into history along Generals Highway
    For local archaeologists, the piece de resistance would be to find items that once belonged to Comte de Rochambeau, the French army commander during the American Revolution. He and 5,000 troops are said to have encamped at Belvoir-Scott's Plantation...
  • 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...
  • Excavation vacations

     Excavation vacations
    Regardless of how full her plate is, Lisa Orgren will always make room for her favorite pastime, which involves donning gloves, grabbing a trowel and digging in the dirt. She's not planting flowers or vegetables in her backyard. For the last five...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore County forensic artist helps give a face to African slave history

    Baltimore County forensic artist helps give a face to African slave history
    Archaeologist Julie Schablitsky has stared at many relics unearthed from Maryland's landscape. Rarely, she says, has one stared back. But that happened Friday at a sprawling farm in rural Charles County that holds the graves of 23 people who are...