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  • 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...
  • New finds suggest Civil War camp survives

    HAMPTON — Archaeologists searching for evidence of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp opened up a new trench last week, adding to the unexpectedly rich catalog of nearly 200 features that have been unearthed since the downtown dig began...
  • READER SUBMITTED: From Africa To Connecticut: The First True Colonists Of New England

    The Mansfield Historical Society will present a program by Brian D. Jones, the new Connecticut State Archaeologist, following its annual meeting on Friday, Sept. 26. The program is open to the public and will be held at the First Church of Christ in...
  • Baltimore's Revolutionary jewel [Commentary]

    Baltimore's Revolutionary jewel [Commentary]
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is right. We will not succeed in growing Baltimore's future by "thinking small" but by building "projects that will sustain Baltimore well into the future" ("Moving Baltimore Forward," Aug. 29). The mayor proposes that...
  • Excavation vacations

     Excavation vacations
    Regardless of how full her plate is, Lisa Orgren will always make room for her favorite pastime, which involves donning gloves, grabbing a trowel and digging in the dirt. She's not planting flowers or vegetables in her backyard. For the last five...
  • READER SUBMITTED: A Conversation With Dr. Nicholas Bellantoni, CT's State Archaeologist

    State Archaeologist, Dr. Nicholas F. Bellantoni, has been excavating in Connecticut for over 30 years. On Wednesday, Aug. 20, join Dr. Bellantoni for a special conversation with the Connecticut Network's (CT-N) Diane Smith as he reflects on the most...
  • 'Most endangered' relics nominated

    A 19th-century stove that may have caused the devastating fire at Fairfield plantation in Gloucester County and a heavy howitzer used by the Imperial German Army during World War I — housed at a museum in Newport News and one of only 14 in existence...
  • On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency

    On Santa Cruz Island, rising seas present archaeological emergency
    Archaeologist Torben Rick watched with frustration as pounding surf clawed at one of North America's oldest homesteads, a massive heap of village foundations, cutting tools, beads and kitchen discards left behind over the last 13,000 years. Here,...
  • No decision on sports fields for Fairview Park, amid community controversy

    No decision on sports fields for Fairview Park, amid community controversy
    It was standing-room only Wednesday night for the crowd of 125 people who came to hear the fate of Fairview Park, where athletic fields are being proposed alongside a space long popular for its ridable trains. As it turned out, any new sports fields for...