| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:45 AM
When Fort Monroe's Directorate of Public Works conducted the first archaeological assessment of the historic Army post in 1978, it didn't see much potential for uncovering subterranean secrets.
Every sign of prehistoric habitation was believed to have...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:48 PM
There it was, abandoned for the ages, propped up against a juniper tree in far-eastern Nevada's Snake Mountains, a Winchester Model 1873 repeating rifle: the gun, as legend goes, that won the American West.
For archaeologist Eva Jensen, it's something...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 4:05 PM
More than 150 years after it sank off Cape Hatteras inside the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor, a woolen coat discarded by a Union sailor trying to escape the doomed ship is approaching another milestone.
Found inside the vessel's famous gun turret not...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 6:07 PM
More than 150 years after it sank off Cape Hatteras inside the warship Monitor, a woolen coat discarded by a Union sailor trying to escape the doomed Civil War ironclad is approaching another milestone.
Found inside the gun turret, which was...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Archaeologists in Tokat, Turkey say they have discovered two dungeons where the man who inspired the story of "Dracula" may have lived, according to the Hurriyet Daily News.
The dungeons were discovered during a restoration project of the Tokat Castle...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Among the 15,400 artifacts Temple University archaeology students unearthed at Timbuctoo, N.J. — a buried village of freed and runaway slaves along Rancocas Creek — was a tiny, cast-iron buffalo.
"There was also a little gun and a wagon...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 5:19 PM
City officials on Monday seized hundreds of artifacts recovered during archaeological digs in Carroll Park from a nonprofit that had been charged with caring for the pre-Civil War items but alarmed officials by moving boxes of them to a storage locker...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Not far from Olvera Street downtown, two sprawling parking lots soon will give way to residential apartments, shops and restaurants. Amid them, landscaping will highlight a historic trail — a reminder that this project may be situated near the...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 11:28 AM
A unique three-sided pyramid is the archaeological discovery that triggers some distinctly one-dimensional drama in “The Pyramid,” a likably lame-brained Egypto-horror exercise from tireless B-movie merchants Gregory Levasseur and Alexandre...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:28 PM
A number of visits to Israel, particularly Jerusalem, has sparked Rabbi Avrohom Stolik's interest in archaeology.
Stolik, director of Chabad in Downtown Coral Gables, has combined his knowledge of Jewish History with his archaeological passion while...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 12:33 PM
While some preservationists are concerned that one of the city's pioneer homes may soon be demolished, they're just as worried about the potential damage the work could cause to a centuries-old Indian mound underneath it.
The Historic Preservation Board...