| Apr 18, 2014
| 7:54 AM
President Franklin Roosevelt wasn’t the only one impressed by Duke of Gloucester Street when he dedicated Colonial Williamsburg’s newly reconstructed 18th-century thoroughfare in 1934.
Laid out according to a plan drawn by Gov. Francis...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:33 PM
Archaeologists conducting a dig in Patterson Park are holding an open house Saturday to share discoveries with the community.
The project, organized by nonprofit Baltimore Heritage, is exploring an area in the northwest corner of the park, near the...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 2:52 PM
When Samuel Smith, major general of the Maryland militia, needed a headquarters to plot Baltimore's defense from British invaders in the summer of 1814, archaeologists believe he called on the owner of a shop that gives Butcher's Hill its name.
| 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.
| Aug 8, 2013
| 4:27 PM
“The Storm God enters the sky.”
That’s the translation of Och Chan Yopaat, the name of an ancient Maya ruler whose likeness dominates a remarkable carving discovered last month in a Guatemala pyramid.
The carving, which depicts the...
| 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...
| Sep 29, 2013
The conflict in Syria is destroying not only the lives of the Syrian people but their heritage — the world's heritage — as well.
Syria is a treasure house of history. Damascus, Aleppo, Palmyra and almost 10,000 other archaeological sites...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Archaeologists in China have unearthed the first clear evidence of cats living among humans as semi-domesticated mousers about 5,300 years ago, a heretofore missing link in the history of the world's most popular pet, experts say.
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Walk down the old landing road at New Quarter Park and it doesn't take long before everything man-made but the winding gravel path has been swallowed up by nature.
Large oak and beech trees tower overhead, filtering the sunlight above a dense understory...
| Aug 11, 2013
Twenty-odd stubs from worn-out slate pencils may not seem that noteworthy in a region so rich with history that significant archaeological discoveries are common.
But at the site of the 18th-century Bray School off Prince George and Boundary streets...
| 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.