| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:11 AM
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...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 9:04 PM
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...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 1:41 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 1:28 PM
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...
| 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 24, 2014
| 8:07 PM
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,...
| 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. ("...
| May 26, 2014
HAMPTON — Archaeologists began peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from the center of this old Virginia port town Wednesday, probing for signs of the pioneering freedmen's village where thousands of refugee slaves lived during the Civil War....