| Aug 19, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Ancient winged reptiles called pterosaurs were so successful that they ruled Earth's skies for tens of millions of years, according to a study published in the journal ZooKeys.
The fearsome fliers, part of a family of pterosaurs named Azhdarchidae,...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:10 PM
State Archaeologist, Dr. Nicholas F. Bellantoni, has been excavating in Connecticut for over 30 years. On Wednesday, Aug. 20, join Dr. Bellantoni for a special conversation with the Connecticut Network's (CT-N) Diane Smith as he reflects on the most...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 11:47 AM
A 19th-century stove that may have caused the devastating fire at Fairfield plantation in Gloucester County and a heavy howitzer used by the Imperial German Army during World War I — housed at a museum in Newport News and one of only 14 in existence...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Archaeologist Torben Rick watched with frustration as pounding surf clawed at one of North America's oldest homesteads, a massive heap of village foundations, cutting tools, beads and kitchen discards left behind over the last 13,000 years.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:54 PM
It was standing-room only Wednesday night for the crowd of 125 people who came to hear the fate of Fairview Park, where athletic fields are being proposed alongside a space long popular for its ridable trains.
As it turned out, any new sports fields for...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:44 PM
When a decaying wooden ship was discovered in the World Trade Center excavation pit four years ago, it posed a mystery.
Where did it come from? How did it get there? Was it wrecked? Or was it sunk intentionally for landfill?
| Aug 23, 2014
| 3:38 AM
Thirteen years ago a human skull tumbled out of a load of dirt during a road-widening project in Oak Brook.
That gruesome discovery signaled the start of an odyssey that is finally culminating with the excavation and relocation of the graves of more...
| Aug 24, 2014
WILLIAMSBURG — No one who works for Colonial Williamsburg's vast and perpetually busy collections department signs up for the job because they think it will be easy.
Starting with nearly 70,000 examples of American and British fine, decorative and...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Mansfield Historical Society will present a program by Brian D. Jones, the new Connecticut State Archaeologist, following its annual meeting on Friday, Sept. 26. The program is open to the public and will be held at the First Church of Christ in...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is right. We will not succeed in growing Baltimore's future by "thinking small" but by building "projects that will sustain Baltimore well into the future" ("Moving Baltimore Forward," Aug. 29). The mayor proposes that...
| Sep 1, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Belying their reputation as the dumb cousins of early modern humans, Neanderthals created cave art, an activity regarded as a major cognitive step in the evolution of humankind, scientists reported Monday in a paper describing the first discovery of...