| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
For many years, Zahi Hawass has been the living face of ancient Egypt, an ambassador for long-dead Pharaohs who uses his high-wattage personality, telegenic showmanship and knack for wading confidently into controversy to preserve both their star power...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:15 PM
As gross as it sounds, samples of the world's oldest known human feces are offering scientists new insight into the gastronomic behavior of our extinct, meat-loving cousins, the Neanderthals.
In a study published Monday in the journal PLOS One,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 14, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Archaeologists know it as Renegade Canyon, a lava gorge in desert badlands with more than 1 million images of hunters, spirits and bighorn sheep etched in sharp relief on cliff faces and boulders.
But this desert is in the heart of the China Lake...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Regardless of how full her plate is, Lisa Orgren will always make room for her favorite pastime, which involves donning gloves, grabbing a trowel and digging in the dirt.
She's not planting flowers or vegetables in her backyard. For the last five...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Archaeologists searching for signs of Hampton's historic Civil War contraband slave village have turned up an unexpected but promising array of features just inches below the surface of a former low-cost housing complex.
The discoveries began emerging...
| May 30, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Archaeologist Julie Schablitsky has stared at many relics unearthed from Maryland's landscape.
Rarely, she says, has one stared back.
But that happened Friday at a sprawling farm in rural Charles County that holds the graves of 23 people who are...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:39 PM
A couple of short stacks of logs that appeared to be intersecting at a right angle caught the eye of a firefighter battling the Slide fire in Arizona. An archaeologist with the crew confirmed what the firefighter suspected:
The blaze had uncovered the...