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  • Former councilman Jay Humphrey enters race

    Former councilman Jay Humphrey enters race
    After a 20-year absence from the dais, former Costa Mesa City Councilman Jay Humphrey announced Thursday that he will be running for council this November. Humphrey, 66, served one term, from 1990 to 1994, though he has remained active in the...
  • Patterson Park dig uncovering traces of War of 1812 militia camp, defenses

    Patterson Park dig uncovering traces of War of 1812 militia camp, defenses
    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. Jacob...
  • 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...
  • Ancient toddler whose DNA helped science will now be reburied

    Ancient toddler whose DNA helped science will now be reburied
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Deep into the world of the ancient Anasazi

    Deep into the world of the ancient Anasazi
    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. "Bluff,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Healthy eating is nothing new: Nutrition lessons from our past

    A diverse diet based on a variety of whole plants, seafood and lean, grass-fed meats may bring you closer to the optimal diet of our ancestors. Exploring our evolutionary eating habits is "in." Just look at the success of popular diets, such as the...