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  • Volunteers work to protect California historic site from looters

    Volunteers work to protect California historic site from looters
    Kim Preston lodged her walking stick against a steep slope of crumbled granite dotted with dusty lupine, and began her descent. Her destination lay 160 feet below the high-water mark — a maze of bone-dry rock piles that miners had moved by hand to...
  • Neanderthals: Smarter than we thought?

    They've been portrayed as the original nitwits -- stone-age oafs whose limited mental capacity fated them to extinction as wily Homo sapiens entered Europe and out-competed them for precious resources. But could it be that our robust cousins the...
  • Excavation vacations

     Excavation vacations
    Regardless of how full her plate is, Lisa Orgren will always make room for her favorite pastime, which involves donning gloves, grabbing a trowel and digging in the dirt. She's not planting flowers or vegetables in her backyard. For the last five...
  • Searching for a lost Civil War landmark

    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....
  • State archaeologists, Rockbridge students dig deep into history along Generals Highway

    State archaeologists, Rockbridge students dig deep into history along Generals Highway
    For local archaeologists, the piece de resistance would be to find items that once belonged to Comte de Rochambeau, the French army commander during the American Revolution. He and 5,000 troops are said to have encamped at Belvoir-Scott's Plantation...
  • Ruins revealed by Arizona's Slide fire tell story of early settlers

    A couple of short stacks of logs that appeared to be intersecting at a right angle caught the eye of a firefighter battling the Slide fire in Arizona. An archaeologist with the crew confirmed what the firefighter suspected: The blaze had uncovered the...
  • Baltimore County forensic artist helps give a face to African slave history

    Baltimore County forensic artist helps give a face to African slave history
    Archaeologist Julie Schablitsky has stared at many relics unearthed from Maryland's landscape. Rarely, she says, has one stared back. But that happened Friday at a sprawling farm in rural Charles County that holds the graves of 23 people who are...
  • Archaeologists unearth promising finds in search for Hampton's historic Civil War contraband camp

    Archaeologists unearth promising finds in search for Hampton's historic Civil War contraband camp
    Archaeologists searching for signs of Hampton's historic Civil War contraband slave village have turned up an unexpected but promising array of features just inches below the surface of a former low-cost housing complex. The discoveries began emerging...
  • DNA from skull links Ice Age girl to Native Americans alive today

    DNA from skull links Ice Age girl to Native Americans alive today
    The divers called her Naia, for “water nymph,” because they discovered her teenage remains in a dark, underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. She had been hidden there for more than 12,000 years — along with the bones of...
  • Budding archaeologists day camp at Abingdon Glebe

    A three-day archaeological camp for students grades 4 to 6 will be held in June at the historic Abingdon Glebe house, home of St. James Anglican Church directly across from Gloucester Toyota. The young archaeologists will be working with the Fairfield...
  • Leave the Zanja Madre -- the 'Mother Ditch' -- in the ground in Chinatown

    Leave the Zanja Madre -- the 'Mother Ditch' -- in the ground in Chinatown
    It’s not terribly surprising that a construction crew, working on a development in Chinatown, came across a 100-foot section of Los Angeles’ first municipal water system — the famous Zanja Madre, or “Mother Ditch.” The bigger...