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  • Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed

    Cannibalism at Jamestown evidence unearthed
    Archaeologists and forensic scientists working with human remains recovered at Historic Jamestowne last summer reported Wednesday that their follow-up studies have turned up the gruesome first physical evidence of the cannibalism that took place during...
  • 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...
  • Petroglyphs stolen from sacred eastern Sierra site recovered

     
    Petroglyph panels cut and chiseled off an eastern Sierra rock art site sacred to Native Americans have been recovered by federal investigators, U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials announced Thursday. The suspected thieves have not been identified and...
  • Google Street View now available for Mexico archaeological sites

     
    Google Street View now available for Mexico archaeological sites....
  • Stolen-artifacts case has cost much, yielded little, critics say

    Stolen-artifacts case has cost much, yielded little, critics say
    When hundreds of federal agents raided four Southern California museums early one January morning in 2008, it set the art world ablaze, suggesting that even amid an international looting scandal, museums had continued to do business with the black...
  • Was Mexican prison warden's kidnap retaliation for penal reforms?

     
    Three years ago, when the armed gang showed up at Cieneguillas prison, they managed to free 53 inmates -- including killers, kidnappers and drug cartel gunmen. Not a shot was fired, and the warden was arrested on suspicion that it was an inside job....
  • Search for grave of King Richard III to be extended

     
    British archaeologists searching for the grave of King Richard III are given an extra week after reporting promising findings beneath a parking lot in central England. Richard was killed in battle in 1485, but the whereabouts of the his remains have...
  • Bones found in hunt for King Richard III's remains

     
    Archaeologists digging in central England for the remains of Richard III, the king immortalized as a murderous tyrant by William Shakespeare, have found bones that in many ways match his profile –- literally....
  • Mayan 2012 Apocalypse TV programming

     
    Updated Nov. 30, 2012, 12:31pm CT Dec. 21, 2012. There hasn't been so much interest in — and, in some cases, fear over — a date since 1999 and the impending approach of Y2K. Whether or not you believe in the supposed Mayan 2012 prediction that...
  • Richard III horror story: Axed in head, stabbed in rear, bones dug up

     
    This post has been updated. Please see note at the bottom for details. King Richard III has not been treated ......
  • Getting to the bottom of the Keys' Pickles Reef mystery

    Getting to the bottom of the Keys' Pickles Reef mystery
    On shallow Pickles Reef, 3 1 / 2miles off the shore of Key Largo, the sun lit up a mishmash of metal, iron and barrel-shaped cement artifacts that have been commingling with colorful coral and tropical fish for a century or more. As two curious...