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  • Hampton Roads landmarks in crosshairs of climate change

    Hampton Roads landmarks in crosshairs of climate change
    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...
  • Archaeologists probe for Civil War Hampton's pioneering contraband slave camp

    Archaeologists probe for Civil War Hampton's pioneering contraband slave camp
    Archaeologists began peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from the center of this historic old Virginia port town Wednesday, searching for signs of the pioneering freedmen's village where thousands of refugee slaves lived during the Civil War....
  • Living Here: Museums and historic sites

    Living Here: Museums and historic sites
    Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our area. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
  • Casual ambience on the Aegean

    Casual ambience on the Aegean
    ISTANBUL, Turkey — We slipped out of Istanbul at dusk, gliding across the Bosporus strait toward the Aegean Sea, Asia on the left bank, Europe on the right, four masts towering 204 feet overhead, polished teak floors underfoot, the notes of Buddy...
  • Preserving the memory of the Monitor sailors

    Preserving the memory of the Monitor sailors
    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...
  • Ancient shellfish suggest modern humans evolved 50,000 years ago

    Ancient shellfish suggest modern humans evolved 50,000 years ago
    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. Richard Klein...
  • Unearthing a secret from the War of 1812

    Unearthing a secret from the War of 1812
    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....
  • Untouched royal Wari tomb found in Peru predates Inca civilization

    Untouched royal Wari tomb found in Peru predates Inca civilization
    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...
  • Getty Museum to return Hades terracotta head to Sicily

    Getty Museum to return Hades terracotta head to Sicily
    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...
  • River exploration, archaeology and more at Robinson Nature Center camps

    River exploration, archaeology and more at Robinson Nature Center camps
    Summer break finds many kids sleeping in, riding bikes and splashing in the pool. But it’s not every day you come across a pastime like Autumn Boit’s. “Yesterday I skipped lunch to clean artifacts,” the Ellicott City fourth-...
  • Civil War sailors laid to rest, 151 years later

    Civil War sailors laid to rest, 151 years later
    Eleven years ago, Navy Capt. Barbara "Bobbie" Scholley dived more than 230 feet into the ocean to help bring back the past: two sailors killed when their Civil War battleship sank in 1862. On Friday, the Annapolis woman joined the crew members'...