| Aug 11, 2013
Twenty-odd stubs from worn-out slate pencils may not seem that noteworthy in a region so rich with history that significant archaeological discoveries are common.
But at the site of the 18th-century Bray School off Prince George and Boundary streets...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:27 AM
Little by little, Fort St. Joseph, the outpost built by French soldiers and their Indian allies that stood for 90 years and pre-dated modern-day Niles by roughly half a century, continues to give up its secrets.
In doing so, it also sheds...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:27 PM
“The Storm God enters the sky.”
That’s the translation of Och Chan Yopaat, the name of an ancient Maya ruler whose likeness dominates a remarkable carving discovered last month in a Guatemala pyramid.
The carving, which depicts the...
| Aug 4, 2013
Of all the public buildings that helped define life in 18th-century Williamsburg, the most conspicuous absence in today's restored colonial capital may be the Market House that once stood near the Powder Magazine on Duke of Gloucester Street.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Twenty-odd stubs from worn-out slate pencils may not seem like that significant a find in a region so rich with history that noteworthy archaeological discoveries are common.
But at the site of the 18th-century Bray School in Williamsburg, they're...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:32 PM
In Easton, an untold story of free African-Americans is being discovered through bits of glass, shards of pottery and oyster shells.
Piece by piece, archaeologists and historians from two universities and the community are uncovering the history of The...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:13 PM
Archaeologists probing the early James Fort kitchen where they unearthed evidence of cannibalism this past year have discovered an earlier layer of artifacts showing that — just months before the Starving Time of 1609-10 — the colonists were...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:53 AM
Of all the natural wonders the early Jamestown colonists encountered in the New World, few loomed larger in their imaginations -- or their stomachs -- than the James River sturgeon.
Capt. John Smith's first accounts of their remarkable size and abundance...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:48 PM
On shallow Pickles Reef, 3 1 / 2miles off the shore of Key Largo, the sun lit up a mishmash of metal, iron and barrel-shaped cement artifacts that have been commingling with colorful coral and tropical fish for a century or more.
As two curious...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 6:53 PM
A rich trove of artifacts and plant remains excavated from southwestern Iran suggest that ancient humans’ transition from hunting and gathering to farming occurred throughout the Fertile Crescent at roughly the same time.
The excavation also...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Archaeologists have discovered a hidden tomb of the Wari, a monument from an early civilization that predated the Inca, nestled in a site 175 miles north of Lima, Peru. The funerary chamber, ensconced in a stepped pyramid, had been filled with more than...