| Jul 11, 2014
| 11:39 AM
MIDDLETOWN - Behind a series of seemingly ordinary houses, six volunteers crouched in knee-deep holes with small shovels in an attempt to uncover the past.
The volunteers are part of an archaeological dig coordinated by Wesleyan University and the Cross...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Hampton history is so thick, you could sink a shovel in it.
We all know this because of our ancestors' stories and the artifacts we hold in our museums.
Hampton's history isn't completely written in stone though. Archaeologists, historians and...
| Jul 10, 2014
HAMPTON — The city will pitch in public dollars and solicit private donations to help fund the second phase of an archaeological dig at the location of the Grand Contraband Camp downtown.
Archaeologists working on the site close to Lincoln...
| Jun 15, 2014
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...
| 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...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 6:42 PM
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...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:18 PM
A consultant for the city has determined that no significant Native American or other archaeological relics are located within a planned development area of Costa Mesa's Fairview Park.
The months-long field work and research by Scientific Resource...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 5:22 PM
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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 12:33 PM
The grandeur of Mesa Verde’s cliff-side dwellings and the awe-inspiring engineering feats of Chaco Canyon attest to the vibrant cultures that flourished in the American Southwest more than 1,000 years ago. At these sites, ancient civilizations...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:33 AM
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...