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  • What Indiana Jones gets wrong (and right) about archaeology

     What Indiana Jones gets wrong (and right) about archaeology
    A few years back, the transcript of an early story meeting between the creators of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" surfaced on the Internet. In it, screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and director Steven Spielberg sit down with executive producer George Lucas, who...
  • Getty mosaic program teaches conservation in conflict zones and beyond

    Getty mosaic program teaches conservation in conflict zones and beyond
    The scene shows a fair woman with red curls being abducted on a chariot by a determined, bearded figure. It's not a movie or TV show but an ancient mosaic that tells the story of the Greek goddess Persephone, kidnapped by Pluto and dragged against her...
  • Sphinx unearthed from 1923 Cecil B. DeMille movie set

    Buried beneath the shifting sands of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes is a story of Biblical proportions. In 1923, legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille built an epic Egyptian dreamscape on California's Central Coast for the silent black-and-white movie "The...
  • Wesleyan University Hosting Archaeology Fair In Middletown Saturday

    Wesleyan University Hosting Archaeology Fair In Middletown Saturday
    MIDDLETOWN — Wesleyan University is sponsoring an archaeology fair Saturday, inviting people to learn about archaeological projects and research in Connecticut and the Northeast. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Exley Science...
  • Greece by small ship

    Greece by small ship
    An image of island hopping and booze-fueled partying with jet-setters might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cruising around Greece, but think again. You can cruise the birthplace of Western civilization in a bit more thoughtful...
  • Mystery ring at historical site could have been Charles Calvert's

    Mystery ring at historical site could have been Charles Calvert's
    The tiny brass ring bearing the initials "CC" presents a mystery: Did it belong to Charles Calvert, the third Baron Baltimore? And can the St. Mary's College of Maryland archaeologists who unearthed it ever prove its origins? The archaeologists...
  • Destroying lives over ancient relics

    Destroying lives over ancient relics
    To the editor: The federal government managed to wreck the lives of upstanding Blanding, Utah, physician Dr. James Redd, the main family doctor in his county, and the informant Ted Gardiner, who spied on Redd's family. Both ended up killing themselves. ("...
  • Ancient DNA could unlock South Florida secrets

    Ancient DNA could unlock South Florida secrets
    About 14,000 years ago, modern humans roamed to South Florida and lived side by side with mammoths, mastodons and saber-tooth tigers. That, at least, is what Florida Atlantic University scientists hope to prove by analyzing ancient DNA found at an...
  • Check out what archaeologists uncover in Nazareth

    Check out what archaeologists uncover in Nazareth
    Archaeologists in Nazareth dug only a couple of feet Wednesday when they hit rock — large limestone chunks back-filled with soil mixed with pottery shards, buttons and a horse bell. The rocks make up the foundation of the First House in Nazareth,...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore's Revolutionary jewel [Commentary]

    Baltimore's Revolutionary jewel [Commentary]
    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...