| Jul 6, 2014
| 6:42 PM
Kim Preston lodged her walking stick against a steep slope of crumbled granite dotted with dusty lupine, and began her descent.
Her destination lay 160 feet below the high-water mark — a maze of bone-dry rock piles that miners had moved by hand to...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:50 PM
They've been portrayed as the original nitwits -- stone-age oafs whose limited mental capacity fated them to extinction as wily Homo sapiens entered Europe and out-competed them for precious resources.
But could it be that our robust cousins the...
| 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.
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:22 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — President Franklin D. 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....
| Apr 7, 2014
The Getty Center in Los Angeles, the Metropolitan Museum in New York and Sotheby's auction house — these are just some of the major institutions that have been forced to repatriate artworks in recent years. Italy, Egypt, Greece, Turkey and...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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....
| Apr 8, 2014
| 10:09 AM
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...
| Apr 12, 2014
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...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 5:35 PM
SMITHFIELD — If you had to choose an iconic example of a Tidewater plantation house, you could do a lot worse than Windsor Castle.
In a National Register of Historic Places nomination submitted in 2000, architectural historian Mary Ruffin...