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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • DePaul professor discusses her efforts to protect world's cultural heritage

     DePaul professor discusses her efforts to protect world's cultural heritage
    Patty Gerstenblith was working as a research associate at the Cincinnati Art Museum in the late 1970s when a cumbersome project and an ownership dispute over a statue got her interested in the law. After an art scholar discovered there were large...
  • Long House's basement is as interesting as what's upstairs

    Long House's basement is as interesting as what's upstairs
    I immensely enjoyed Andrea Siegel's recent article on Baltimore's Long House ("A house with a long history," Jan. 15). However, what's in the home's basement is as interesting as what's upstairs. As a volunteer in 1976, I assisted in the excavation of...
  • Old Hampton dig turns up signs of lost Civil War slave village

     Old Hampton dig turns up signs of lost Civil War slave village
    Archaeologists probing for signs of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp were digging against the odds this past May when they started peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from Hampton's historic port town's center. Despite its pioneering...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...