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Archaeologists Dig at Historic Annapolis Black Home Produces Surprisingly Rich Haul

COLLEGE PARK, MD.- An archaeological team from the University of Maryland is uncovering an unexpectedly rich haul of household materials from an historic African American home in Annapolis – with one more week to go in their excavation. The team i...

Colorado Fossils Shed Light on Ice Age Mastodons

SNOWMASS VILLAGE (AP).- Scientists say an excavation site in western Colorado has unearthed fossils for ice age mastodons of all ages. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science said Friday they've found the skull of an infant mastodon, the skull of a juv...

Enormous Statue of Powerful Pharaoh Amenhotep III Unearthed by Archaeologists in...

CAIRO (AP).- Archaeologists unearthed one of the largest statues found to date of a powerful ancient Egyptian pharaoh at his mortuary temple in the southern city of Luxor, the country's antiquities authority announced Tuesday. The 13 meter (42 foot) t...

Researchers Say Slaves Hid African Charms on Colonial Greenhouse in Maryland

BALTIMORE (AP).- The greenhouse on the Maryland plantation where famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass spent part of his childhood was not as uniquely European as once thought: Its furnace was built by slaves, who hid distinctly African touches within ...

Yale and Peruvian Authorities Sign Deal on the Return of Thousands...

NEW HAVEN (AP).- Yale University announced Friday that it will send back to Peru thousands of Incan artifacts removed from the famed Machu Picchu citadel nearly a century ago. The agreement allowing for the return of the ceramic pieces, animal and huma...

Important Works Made in the Last Five Years by Turner Prize...

CORNWALL.- Tate St Ives presents the first major exhibition in the UK of the work of Simon Starling since he won the Turner Prize in 2005. The exhibition draws on important works made in the last five years; almost all previously unseen in the UK. In a...

James Madison Chess Pieces Unearthed at Virginia Estate

ORANGE, VA (AP).- Archaeologists at James Madison's country estate say they've unearthed fragments of a chess set they think Madison likely used in matches against another former president, Thomas Jefferson. Archaeologists recently discovered fragments...

Website Follows Johns Hopkins Archaeologists in Egypt

BALTIMORE, MD.- Follow along online as Johns Hopkins University Egyptologist Betsy Bryan and her team of students, artists, conservators and photographers return to their investigation of Mut Temple this month, focusing their attention to the area sout...

Researchers Find Earliest Known Winery in a Cave in the Mountains...

WASHINGTON (AP) .- The earliest known winery has been uncovered in a cave in the mountains of Armenia. A vat to press the grapes, fermentation jars and even a cup and drinking bowl dating to about 6,000 years ago were discovered in the cave complex by ...

Researchers Find Earliest Known Winery in a Cave in the Mountains...

WASHINGTON (AP) .- The earliest known winery has been uncovered in a cave in the mountains of Armenia. A vat to press the grapes, fermentation jars and even a cup and drinking bowl dating to about 6,000 years ago were discovered in the cave complex by ...

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