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  • Ancient Maya pyramid yields new treasures

    Ancient Maya pyramid yields new treasures
    “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...
  • 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...
  • To protect Syria's antiquities — don't buy them

    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...
  • Cat fossils found in China reveal early days of feline domestication

    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. The evidence,...
  • Searching for the 1700s

    Searching for the 1700s
    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...
  • Williamsburg's pioneering colonial black school revealed by new archaeological clues

     Williamsburg's pioneering colonial black school revealed by new archaeological clues
    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...
  • Colombia calls off exhibition of sculptures in face of protests

    Colombia calls off exhibition of sculptures in face of protests
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia’s Culture Ministry on Wednesday called off the largest museum exhibition in decades of stone sculptures carved by a mysterious pre-Hispanic culture known as San Agustin after residents of the eponymous southern...
  • Cahokia Mounds: An early urban America

    Cahokia Mounds: An early urban America
    As dawn arrives on Dec. 21 at Cahokia Mounds, the sun will rise directly behind a pole hand-hewn from red cedar. Forty-eight such posts form a large circle, but only one of them will align with the sun. Winter will begin. Four times a year, people...
  • Archaeological concerns fuel Fairview debate

    Archaeological concerns fuel Fairview debate
    To the untrained eye, the area of Costa Mesa's Fairview Park near the cliffs offers sweeping ocean views, but the grounds themselves may not look like much. It's a mesa of dirt, brush, trails, mounds and rocks among bicycle tracks, footprints and paw...
  • Visiting Vesuvius and Pompeii

    The ancient city of Pompeii -- famously ruined in A.D. 79 when mighty Mount Vesuvius blew its top -- is one of Italy's most popular tourist attractions. Few visitors make it to the top of the towering volcano, but those who do enjoy a commanding view....
  • Archaeologists open window on 18th-century Williamsburg's pioneering black school

    Archaeologists open window on 18th-century Williamsburg's pioneering black school
    Twenty-odd stubs from worn-out slate pencils may not seem like that significant a find in a region so rich with history that noteworthy archaeological discoveries are common. But at the site of the 18th-century Bray School in Williamsburg, they're...