| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:17 AM
The development of art, culture, and advanced cognitive ability that define modern humans may not have evolved until 50,000 years ago, according to a new study published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
| 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 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...
| 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 23, 2013
| 3:28 PM
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The hunt for the Griffin, a ship commanded by legendary French explorer La Salle, has taken an unlikely detour from northern Lake Michigan to a small-town hospital, where modern technology may help determine whether a...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 10:59 AM
How did ancient Europeans make the switch from hunting and gathering their food to raising it on farms? They learned it from their neighbors, German archaeologists say -- and they’ve got the pigs to prove it.
Archaeologists have argued for decades...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Archaeologists have debated for decades over what caused the once-flourishing civilizations along the eastern Mediterranean coast to collapse about 1200 BC. Many scholars have cited warfare, political unrest and natural disaster as factors. But a new...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 5:39 AM
Grant Mudge already had “Richard III” in mind last August as the mainstage production for this year’s Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival.
And then the festival’s Producing Artistic Director saw the first reports out of England...
| 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 21, 2013
| 5:10 AM
AP Correspondent John Flesher is embedded with members of the Great Lakes Exploration Group, which is searching for remains of the Griffin in northern Lake Michigan. He is filing periodic updates on the search progress.
FAIRPORT, Mich. (AP) —...