| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:16 PM
The Costa Mesa City Council is scheduled Tuesday to consider a rehearing of a Fairview Park project that outside experts contend may harm known Native American archaeological sites.
The project includes a hotly contested turnaround where the north end...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Do you like prehistoric cave paintings? No? Well, I do, and so the news that many of those paintings were apparently done by women is fascinating. Not only for what it says about our ancestors but for what it says about archeology.
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:29 PM
Experts weighed in on Fairview Park's archaeological significance Wednesday evening, with one speaker urging preservation and another expressing more skepticism as to what's underneath the ground.
The park's citizens advisory committee met in the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 3:01 PM
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...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:21 PM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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....
| Jan 1, 2014
| 8:00 AM
ROME — In a verdant valley east of Rome, Fabrizio Baldi admires a forgotten stretch of a two-tier Roman aqueduct, a stunning example of the emperor Hadrian's 2nd century drive to divert water from rural springs to his ever-thirstier capital.
| Dec 14, 2013
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...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
When a Royal Navy expedition led by Lt. Robert Maynard returned to Hampton from North Carolina on Jan. 3, 1719, the grisly sight of Blackbeard's severed head swinging from a bowsprit marked the end of one of history's most notorious pirates.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:17 PM
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...