| 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.
| Jun 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| May 26, 2014
HAMPTON — Archaeologists began peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from the center of this old Virginia port town Wednesday, probing for signs of the pioneering freedmen's village where thousands of refugee slaves lived during the Civil War....
| May 28, 2014
| 3:00 AM
For local archaeologists, the piece de resistance would be to find items that once belonged to Comte de Rochambeau, the French army commander during the American Revolution.
He and 5,000 troops are said to have encamped at Belvoir-Scott's Plantation...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:39 PM
A couple of short stacks of logs that appeared to be intersecting at a right angle caught the eye of a firefighter battling the Slide fire in Arizona. An archaeologist with the crew confirmed what the firefighter suspected:
The blaze had uncovered the...
| May 30, 2014
| 6:41 PM
Archaeologist Julie Schablitsky has stared at many relics unearthed from Maryland's landscape.
Rarely, she says, has one stared back.
But that happened Friday at a sprawling farm in rural Charles County that holds the graves of 23 people who are...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Archaeologists searching for signs of Hampton's historic Civil War contraband slave village have turned up an unexpected but promising array of features just inches below the surface of a former low-cost housing complex.
The discoveries began emerging...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:25 PM
The divers called her Naia, for “water nymph,” because they discovered her teenage remains in a dark, underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
She had been hidden there for more than 12,000 years — along with the bones of...
| May 19, 2014
| 6:53 AM
A three-day archaeological camp for students grades 4 to 6 will be held in June at the historic Abingdon Glebe house, home of St. James Anglican Church directly across from Gloucester Toyota.
The young archaeologists will be working with the Fairfield...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It’s not terribly surprising that a construction crew, working on a development in Chinatown, came across a 100-foot section of Los Angeles’ first municipal water system — the famous Zanja Madre, or “Mother Ditch.” The bigger...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:30 PM
When Hurricane Isabel struck Hampton Roads in 2003, flooding at Jamestown damaged nearly a million artifacts and submerged the remains of a 400-year-old furnace.
Jamestown Island proper and the archaeological dig at its historic fort, built by the...