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  • Archaeologists seek War of 1812 remnants buried within Patterson Park

    Archaeologists seek War of 1812 remnants buried within Patterson Park
    Today it's best known for the pagoda, summertime jazz concerts and some of the city's best sledding. But an archaeological dig planned for Patterson Park's Hampstead Hill seeks to revive a largely forgotten 200-year-old story. While most know Fort...
  • Main Street archaeology lab to be powered by sun

    The sun will power the archaeology lab on Main Street that is the home of the former Edge Hill Service Station. A partnership between Dominion Virginia Power and The Fairfield Foundation led to the purchase and installation of a 5 kilowatt solar...
  • Hampton picks archaeologist for Harbor Square dig

    Hampton picks archaeologist for Harbor Square dig
    HAMPTON — The city announced on Tuesday its intention to award James River Institute for Archaeology a contract giving the Williamsburg firm permission to search for artifacts at the former Harbor Square Apartments site. The two-acre plot at...
  • 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...
  • Study: 50,000-year-old poop proves Neanderthals ate their veggies

    Study: 50,000-year-old poop proves Neanderthals ate their veggies
    As gross as it sounds, samples of the world's oldest known human feces are offering scientists new insight into the gastronomic behavior of our extinct, meat-loving cousins, the Neanderthals. In a study published Monday in the journal PLOS One,...
  • Landmark digs made historic Hampton Roads an archaeological mecca

    Landmark digs made historic Hampton Roads an archaeological mecca
    When your history reaches back as far as Hampton Roads, landmark archaeological investigations are almost to be expected. But even in the region that helped give birth to the field of historical archaeology, there are some real standouts: Jamestown...
  • Zahi Hawass is on the stump again for ancient Egypt's Pharaohs

    For many years, Zahi Hawass has been the living face of ancient Egypt, an ambassador for long-dead Pharaohs who uses his high-wattage personality, telegenic showmanship and knack for wading confidently into controversy to preserve both their star power...
  • Window into the world of Pocahontas

    If you had to single out the richest source of Virginia Indian artifacts in the Chesapeake, you'd be wise to start looking in an unlikely direction. Despite numerous archaeological studies of Native American sites over the years, the excavation...
  • Ancient baby boom in American Southwest exceeded modern birthrates

    Ancient baby boom in American Southwest exceeded modern birthrates
    The grandeur of Mesa Verde’s cliff-side dwellings and the awe-inspiring engineering feats of Chaco Canyon attest to the vibrant cultures that flourished in the American Southwest more than 1,000 years ago. At these sites, ancient civilizations...
  • Navy faces daunting task of counting desert petroglyphs

    Navy faces daunting task of counting desert petroglyphs
    Archaeologists know it as Renegade Canyon, a lava gorge in desert badlands with more than 1 million images of hunters, spirits and bighorn sheep etched in sharp relief on cliff faces and boulders. But this desert is in the heart of the China Lake...
  • Archaeologists open new trench in search for Hampton's landmark Civil War refugee slave village

    Archaeologists open new trench in search for Hampton's landmark Civil War refugee slave village
    Archaeologists searching for evidence of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp opened up a new trench this week, hoping to add to the unexpectedly rich catalog of nearly 200 features that have been unearthed since the downtown dig began almost a month...