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  • Ancient baby boom in American Southwest exceeded modern birthrates

    Ancient baby boom in American Southwest exceeded modern birthrates
    The grandeur of Mesa Verde’s cliff-side dwellings and the awe-inspiring engineering feats of Chaco Canyon attest to the vibrant cultures that flourished in the American Southwest more than 1,000 years ago. At these sites, ancient civilizations...
  • The 'Archaeology' of Sally Kirkland

    "MY ATTITUDE is always one of sensuality and aggressive enthusiasm and a kind of outrageousness of expression. I suppose if I'd wanted to be the girl next door, I could have been. I think America is confused by someone who appears sensual and spiritual at...
  • Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs once ruled skies worldwide, study says

    Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs once ruled skies worldwide, study says
    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,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: A Conversation With Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, CT's State Archaeologist

    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...
  • 'Most endangered' relics nominated

    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...
  • On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency

    On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency
    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. Here,...
  • No decision on sports fields for Fairview Park, amid community controversy

    No decision on sports fields for Fairview Park, amid community controversy
    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...
  • Colonial-era ship unearthed at Trade Center

    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? Archaeologists, maritime...
  • Wren dig reveals lost colonial building

    Wren dig reveals lost colonial building
    WILLIAMSBURG — Even in a town that archaeologists have probed countless times since 1930, few places have been dug over as many times as the landmark compound that makes up the historic colonial campus at the College of William and Mary. But...
  • New Colonial Williamsburg lab unravels secrets of the 1700s

     New Colonial Williamsburg lab unravels secrets of the 1700s
    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...
  • READER SUBMITTED: From Africa To Connecticut: The First True Colonists Of New England

    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...