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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hampton Roads landmarks in crosshairs of climate change

    Hampton Roads landmarks in crosshairs of climate change
    When Hurricane Isabel struck Hampton Roads in 2003, flooding at Jamestown damaged nearly a million artifacts and submerged the remains of a 400-year-old furnace. Jamestown Island proper and the archaeological dig at its historic fort, built by the...
  • Archaeologists probe for Civil War Hampton's pioneering contraband slave camp

    Archaeologists probe for Civil War Hampton's pioneering contraband slave camp
    Archaeologists began peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from the center of this historic old Virginia port town Wednesday, searching for signs of the pioneering freedmen's village where thousands of refugee slaves lived during the Civil War....
  • Living Here: Museums and historic sites

    Living Here: Museums and historic sites
    Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our area. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Rappahannock CC offers courthouses class for archaeology buffs

    Rappahannock CC offers courthouses class for archaeology buffs
    An archaeology course on courthouses in Gloucester, Mathews and Middlesex will be offered over three weeks in May through Rappahannock Community College. Local archaeology instructors David Brown and Thane Harpole will present the course on May 6, 13...
  • Letters: Archaeology and anti-looting laws

    Re "More laws, less treasure," Opinion, April 7 As an archaeologist with more than 30 years' experience, I can say that Adam Wallwork's analysis of laws protecting cultural heritage is misguided. Archaeologists don't seek "treasure." We seek information...
  • Focus turns to preserving history unearthed in Patterson Park dig

    Focus turns to preserving history unearthed in Patterson Park dig
    Now that signs of the history of Hampstead Hill have been unearthed, historians hope to keep its 200-year-old stories from being forgotten again soon. Advocates for Patterson Park and Baltimore's legacy of the War of 1812 plan new signs and displays for...