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  • 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,...
  • Rewriting history at James Fort

     Rewriting history at James Fort
    Since pushing their first shovel into the ground 20 years ago, Jamestown archaeologists have rewritten the history of America's first permanent English settlement numerous times, beginning with the 1996 discovery of the landmark fort that most people...
  • Old Hampton dig turns up signs of lost Civil War slave village

     Old Hampton dig turns up signs of lost Civil War slave village
    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 Hampton's historic port town's center. Despite its pioneering...
  • Archeologists may have found Dracula's dungeon in Turkey

    Archeologists may have found Dracula's dungeon in Turkey
    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...
  • Secrets in the dirt

    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 believed to have...
  • 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. ("...
  • Rome officials consider reinstalling floor of Colosseum

    Rome officials consider reinstalling floor of Colosseum
    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...
  • Highest Ice Age human settlements found in the Peruvian Andes

    Highest Ice Age human settlements found in the Peruvian Andes
    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...
  • Subterranean secrets still to be found at historic Fort Monroe

    Subterranean secrets still to be found at historic Fort Monroe
    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...
  • Old Hampton dig confirms evidence of lost Civil War refugee slave village

    Old Hampton dig confirms evidence of lost Civil War refugee slave village
    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...