| Nov 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In a subterranean corridor of the Colosseum, a guide pointed to an innocuous-looking lead plate fixed to the floor.
"That once formed part of a pulley system, operated by 16 men, that hoisted wild animals in a cage up through a trapdoor in the arena...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:28 PM
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?
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:51 PM
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. ("...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 11:24 AM
Archaeologists say they’ve found the highest-known remains of Ice Age human settlements in the southern Peruvian Andes, dated to more than 12,000 years old.
The two sites, described in the journal Science, sit higher than 4,000 meters (more than...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When Fort Monroe’s Directorate of Public Works conducted the first archaeological assessment of the historic Army post in 1978, it didn’t see much potential for uncovering subterranean secrets.
Every sign of prehistoric habitation was...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Not far from Olvera Street downtown, two sprawling parking lots soon will give way to residential apartments, shops and restaurants. Amid them, landscaping will highlight a historic trail — a reminder that this project may be situated near the...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Archaeologists probing for signs of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp were digging against the odds this past May when they started peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from this historic port town’s center.
Despite its pioneering...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Gerald A. Larue — an ordained minister who became an agnostic, archeologist, religious scholar and debunker of claims such as Lazarus rising from the dead and the discovery of Noah's ark — has died. He was 98.
The longtime USC professor of...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 1:36 PM
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...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Archaeologists in Tokat, Turkey say they have discovered two dungeons where the man who inspired the story of "Dracula" may have lived, according to the Hurriyet Daily News.
The dungeons were discovered during a restoration project of the Tokat Castle...
| 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...