| Jan 10, 2013
| 3:20 PM
A terracotta head depicting the Greek god Hades that the J. Paul Getty Museum acquired in 1985 is being voluntarily sent back to Sicily, the museum has announced.
Getty officials said that the museum has worked with officials from Sicily during the last...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 7:33 AM
Name: K.P. (Karen) Robbins
City in which you reside: Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
Day job: Retired advertising agency president
Book title: “The Stonehenge Scrolls”
Genre: Historical fiction
Synopsis of book: Ancient scrolls reveal the secrets...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 6:51 AM
CYNITHIANA, Ohio - Fort Hill State Memorial is a place with interesting options.
It is home to some of the best hiking in the state, interesting geology and rare plants in a surprisingly wild corner of southwest Ohio. It is also home to ancient and...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 3:07 PM
Maybe the 1992 movie Brendan Fraser film Encino Man wasn’t too far from the mark?
Fossilized human feces and other evidence from a West Coast cave demonstrates the existence of a long-lost, 13,500-year-old American culture, scientists said...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 3:57 PM
One day camp in Waynesboro this week is guaranteed to get the children’s clothes dirty.
Twelve children are participating in the third annual archaeology camp through Little Antietam Creek Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on historical and...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 11:45 PM
OCOTILLO — As the rising sun bathed the desert where a controversial 112-wind-turbine project is being built, dog handler John Grebenkemper walked his forensic dog Tuesday morning hoping it would detect the scent of cremated ancient Native...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 5:43 PM
One of the sad, untold stories about the imminent end of the world is that Patrick Sutton and his neighbors will meet their doom without ever having enjoyed cable television and high-speed Internet in the comfort of their own homes.
I kid, of course....
| Dec 14, 2012
| 10:26 AM
The remains of an umiak, which is a type of boat made out of dried animal skin, were discovered among the recently acquired Birnik collection at the University of Alaska Museum of the North. The remains have been dated at 1,000 years old, making these the...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 2:38 PM
The DNA of a battle that helped turn the tide of a war going horribly wrong for America lay buried just six inches below the surface in a Kent County cornfield.
For nearly two centuries, the musket balls, canister shot and other artifacts from intense...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Archaeologists are trying to learn more about some artifacts they've found at a Bedford County landmark.
Hundreds of items are in storage at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, the retreat home built by America's third President.
The materials include...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 4:12 PM
Archaeologists have discovered what they think are remains of a barn or blacksmith workshop in North Bethesda that could date to the days of Josiah Henson, a former slave whose autobiography inspired the novel "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
Looking for evidence of...