| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:44 AM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:37 PM
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...
| Apr 7, 2014
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...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 2:20 PM
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...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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....
| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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.
| Feb 12, 2014
| 7:03 PM
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...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:22 PM
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.
| Feb 27, 2014
| 1:03 PM
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...
| Aug 4, 2013
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.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:49 PM
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...