| Aug 15, 2014
| 11:47 AM
A 19th-century stove that may have caused the devastating fire at Fairfield plantation in Gloucester County and a heavy howitzer used by the Imperial German Army during World War I — housed at a museum in Newport News and one of only 14 in existence...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Archaeologist Torben Rick watched with frustration as pounding surf clawed at one of North America's oldest homesteads, a massive heap of village foundations, cutting tools, beads and kitchen discards left behind over the last 13,000 years.
| Aug 7, 2014
| 6:54 PM
It was standing-room only Wednesday night for the crowd of 125 people who came to hear the fate of Fairview Park, where athletic fields are being proposed alongside a space long popular for its ridable trains.
As it turned out, any new sports fields for...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:44 PM
When a decaying wooden ship was discovered in the World Trade Center excavation pit four years ago, it posed a mystery.
Where did it come from? How did it get there? Was it wrecked? Or was it sunk intentionally for landfill?
| Jul 28, 2014
WILLIAMSBURG — Even in a town that archaeologists have probed countless times since 1930, few places have been dug over as many times as the landmark compound that makes up the historic colonial campus at the College of William and Mary.
| Aug 24, 2014
WILLIAMSBURG — No one who works for Colonial Williamsburg's vast and perpetually busy collections department signs up for the job because they think it will be easy.
Starting with nearly 70,000 examples of American and British fine, decorative and...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum will add to October's chill with a timely discussion of a real "skull-and-crossbones" scenario and an historical belief in vampires, right here in Connecticut. On Oct. 16 state archaeologist Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni will...
| Aug 30, 2014
The just-completed Performing Arts and Humanities Building atop the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, makes quite a statement from almost every angle — the sun-reflecting, stainless-steel-wrapped Concert Hall; the glass-...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 3:38 AM
Thirteen years ago a human skull tumbled out of a load of dirt during a road-widening project in Oak Brook.
That gruesome discovery signaled the start of an odyssey that is finally culminating with the excavation and relocation of the graves of more...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:26 AM
Deep in the Everglades is Lost City, a place where mobster Al Capone reportedly produced moonshine to keep a nearby saloon jumping in the 1930s.
Before that, during the Civil War, about 30 to 40 Confederate soldiers hid out there until they were...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
ROME — In a verdant valley east of Rome, Fabrizio Baldi admires a forgotten stretch of a two-tier Roman aqueduct, a stunning example of the emperor Hadrian's 2nd century drive to divert water from rural springs to his ever-thirstier capital.