| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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 4, 2014
| 1:35 PM
When Sharon Greytak's turgid melodrama "Archaeology of a Woman" opens, former small-town newspaper columnist Margaret (Sally Kirkland) realizes she can no longer hide the effects of Alzheimer's, which are taking an increasing toll on her and her...
| 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...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In a subterranean corridor of the Colosseum, a guide pointed to an innocuous-looking lead plate fixed to the floor.
"That once formed part of a pulley system, operated by 16 men, that hoisted wild animals in a cage up through a trapdoor in the arena...