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Archaeology

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  • Secrets in the dirt

    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...
  • Abandoned 1882 rifle sparks archaeological quest in Nevada

    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...
  • Saving a link to the tragic end of the USS Monitor

     Saving a link to the tragic end of the USS Monitor
    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...
  • Wool coat that sank with Civil War ironclad Monitor is nearly revived

    Wool coat that sank with Civil War ironclad Monitor is nearly revived
     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...
  • Archeologists may have found Dracula's dungeon in Turkey

    Archeologists may have found Dracula's dungeon in Turkey
    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...
  • Temple students unearth story of former slaves who once live in Jersey village

    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...
  • City seizes hundreds of artifacts from nonprofit group in Carroll Park

    City seizes hundreds of artifacts from nonprofit group in Carroll Park
    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...
  • Project near Olvera Street should be cautious with L.A.'s history

    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...
  • Review: 'The Pyramid'

    Review: 'The Pyramid'
    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...
  • Presenting biblical archaeological discoveries

    Presenting biblical archaeological discoveries
    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...
  • Pioneer home's demolition could damage historic Indian mound

    Pioneer home's demolition could damage historic Indian mound
    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...