| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:58 PM
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:
| Jun 22, 2014
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...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:21 AM
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."...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:30 AM
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...
| Jun 15, 2014
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...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 10:00 AM
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...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 2:43 PM
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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:39 PM
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...
| May 30, 2014
| 6:41 PM
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...