RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Archaeology

A collection of news and information related to Archaeology published by this site and its partners.

Top Archaeology Articles

Displaying items 56-66
  • 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...
  • Turnaround at Fairview Park approved

    Turnaround at Fairview Park approved
    The Costa Mesa City Council voted early Wednesday to add a turnaround space at Fairview Park as a potential compromise to a proposed parking lot, which had been opposed by residents. But a vocal group of people attending the nearly seven-hour council...
  • 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...
  • Searching for a lost landmark in Williamsburg

     Searching for a lost landmark in Williamsburg
    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. That's why...
  • 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...
  • Ancient shellfish suggest modern humans evolved 50,000 years ago

    Ancient shellfish suggest modern humans evolved 50,000 years ago
    The development of art, culture, and advanced cognitive ability that define modern humans may not have evolved until 50,000 years ago, according to a new study published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Richard Klein...
  • 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...
  • Ghosts of England's past walk NDSF's stage

    Ghosts of England's past walk NDSF's stage
    Grant Mudge already had “Richard III” in mind last August as the mainstage production for this year’s Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival. And then the festival’s Producing Artistic Director saw the first reports out of England...
  • Unearthing a secret from the War of 1812

    Unearthing a secret from the War of 1812
    Williamsburg archaeologist Alain Outlaw knew he wouldn't have much time to dig when he won the chance to probe for a lost piece of historic Fort Norfolk in 2004. He had only two weeks at first to carry out what looked like an impossible rescue job....
  • With apartments gone, historians wonder what is below Harbor Square

    With apartments gone, historians wonder what is below Harbor Square
    HAMPTON — The derelict buildings, playing children and crime associated with the property's seedy visitors are long gone from the former Harbor Square site downtown. But as the city plans to redevelop the 17.7-acre tract — and contractors...
  • Painstaking work, posthumous laud

    Painstaking work, posthumous laud
    At the opening of the 20th century, an archaeologist unearthed a Bronze Age palace larger than Buckingham on the island of Crete in the ancient city of Knossos. In that collapsed edifice, which extended some six acres, he found hundreds of clay tablets...