| Mar 26, 2014
| 4:36 PM
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...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 7:44 AM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 3:37 PM
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...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 9:22 PM
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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:15 PM
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,...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 12:58 PM
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:
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
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...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:40 PM
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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 12:33 PM
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...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 10:00 AM
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...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:33 AM
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...