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  • Main Street archaeology lab to be powered by sun

    The sun will power the archaeology lab on Main Street that is the home of the former Edge Hill Service Station. A partnership between Dominion Virginia Power and The Fairfield Foundation led to the purchase and installation of a 5 kilowatt solar...
  • Hampton picks archaeologist for Harbor Square dig

    Hampton picks archaeologist for Harbor Square dig
    HAMPTON — The city announced on Tuesday its intention to award James River Institute for Archaeology a contract giving the Williamsburg firm permission to search for artifacts at the former Harbor Square Apartments site. The two-acre plot at...
  • The archaeology paradox: more laws, less treasure

    The Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Museum in New York and Sotheby's auction house — these are just some of the major institutions that have been forced to repatriate artworks in recent years. Italy, Egypt, Greece, Turkey and...
  • Richard Daugherty dies at 91; archaeologist studied Makah tribe site

    Tidal erosion caused by a February 1970 winter storm ate away a bank of soil on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, revealing parts of five Native American longhouses. The longhouses near Lake Ozette had been buried suddenly by a mudslide sometime around...
  • Indiana Jones? FBI finds thousands of artifacts in 91-year-old's home

    The FBI set up shop at the home of a 91-year-old man near Indianapolis, saying he has thousands of artifacts and cultural items originating from at least a dozen different countries and Native American tribes – some of them acquired improperly....
  • Hampton hangs two members of Blackbeard's crew 295 years ago

    Hampton hangs two members of Blackbeard's crew 295 years ago
    When a Royal Navy expedition led by Lt. Robert Maynard returned to Hampton from North Carolina on Jan. 3, 1719, the grisly sight of Blackbeard's severed head swinging from a bowsprit marked the end of one of history's most notorious pirates. Cannons...
  • Ancient toddler whose DNA helped science will now be reburied

    Ancient toddler whose DNA helped science will now be reburied
    The skeletal remains of an infant who lived in what is now Montana about 12,600 years ago will be reburied in a formal ceremony now that scientists have sequenced its genome, researchers say. The fragments of the young boy's skeleton are the sole...
  • Deep into the world of the ancient Anasazi

    Deep into the world of the ancient Anasazi
    BLUFF, Utah — Darkness was falling like a starry curtain as I pulled into this dusty town along the San Juan River. It was mid-November, and a cold wind was blowing in from the desert. The lights of a lone café illuminated a sign ahead. "Bluff,...
  • The original 'American Picker'

    The original 'American Picker'
    Though some people think of pickers as mere dumpster divers, Mike Wolfe doesn't mind. His childhood hobby spawned an adult obsession, one that he has parlayed into a popular antiques business and an even more popular TV show. Millions of viewers tune in...
  • Searching for a lost landmark in Williamsburg

     Searching for a lost landmark in Williamsburg
    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. That's why...
  • Neanderthals put time and effort into burying their dead, study finds

    Neanderthals put time and effort into burying their dead, study finds
    Stocky, sturdy and strong, Neanderthals may also have been sentimental. A new study suggests our closest, extinct human relatives took the time to bury their dead as much as 50,000 years ago. The findings, published in the journal PNAS,  add to a...