| 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 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...
| Jul 28, 2014
WILLIAMSBURG — Even in a town that archaeologists have probed countless times since 1930, few places have been dug over as many times as the landmark compound that makes up the historic colonial campus at the College of William and Mary.
| Mar 8, 2013
| 7:42 AM
Long before the start of the expedition that recovered the USS Monitor gun turret from the bottom of the Atlantic in 2002, Navy divers and NOAA archaeologists working to save the historic Civil War ship knew they might run into the remains of lost...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 11:17 AM
The development of art, culture, and advanced cognitive ability that define modern humans may not have evolved until 50,000 years ago, according to a new study published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Williamsburg archaeologist Alain Outlaw knew he wouldn't have much time to dig when he won the chance to probe for a lost piece of historic Fort Norfolk in 2004.
He had only two weeks at first to carry out what looked like an impossible rescue job....
| Jun 27, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Archaeologists have discovered a hidden tomb of the Wari, a monument from an early civilization that predated the Inca, nestled in a site 175 miles north of Lima, Peru. The funerary chamber, ensconced in a stepped pyramid, had been filled with more than...