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Signs of ritual pot smoking found in ancient Chinese graves

Archaeologists have unearthed the earliest direct evidence of people smoking marijuana from a 2,500-year-old graveyard in western China.


Archaeologists dig Native American fort found in Connecticut

Archaeologists are marveling at the site of a 1600s Native American fort in Connecticut that was uncovered as part of a rail bridge replacement project.


Ancient ornamental stud stolen from Pompeii; site closed

Officials say an ancient ornamental bronze stud has been stolen from an exhibit inside the Pompeii archaeological site.


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Researchers unearth century-old mystery in Spokane Chinatown-linked objects found in Riverfront Park

In a brief 24-year period, an area near where the Looff Carrousel now sits housed hundreds of Japanese and Chinese immigrants. Recent archaeological finds could be evidence of their culture, …


Egypt archaeologists discover massive statue in Cairo slum

CAIRO – Archaeologists in Egypt discovered a massive statue in a Cairo slum that may be of Ramses II, one of the country’s most famous and longest ruling ancient pharaohs.


UI students dig for artifacts at the home of renowned Idaho artist James Castle

Inside the tiny bunkhouse where unconventional artist James Castle once lived and worked, it didn’t take long to begin turning up tiny bits and pieces of stuff that could be …


Pair of archaeologists sift through Riverfront Park ahead of construction

A pair of archeologists are sifting through the Riverfront Park ahead of redevelopment construction, looking for remnants of businesses and communities that occupied the park more than a century ago.


Trove of Roman treasure found by Israeli divers

A chance discovery by two divers uncovered Israel’s biggest find of underwater Roman-era artifacts in three decades, archaeologists said Monday as the priceless objects were showcased for the first time.


Restoration of anchor from Puget Sound completed

Texas A&M University experts said a more than 1-ton anchor found in 2008 in Puget Sound north of Seattle is not as old as first thought. School officials on Monday …


Experts find remains of England’s King Richard III

LEICESTER, England (AP) — He wore the English crown, but he ended up defeated, humiliated and reviled. Now things are looking up for King Richard III. Scientists announced Monday that …


US returns 4,000 archaeological relics to Mexico

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 4,000 archaeological artifacts looted from Mexico and seized in the U.S. have been returned to Mexican authorities in what experts say is one …


4,000- to 7,000-year-old spear found on UW campus

University of Washington freshman Ellen Van Wyk was digging up rocks from a campus garden when she made her discovery a stone spear tip that archaeologists believe was fashioned some …


Cleopatra’s, Marc Antony’s tombs may have been found

Archaeologists think they may be close to locating the graves of the doomed lovers Cleopatra and Marc Antony in a temple on the Mediterranean Sea just west of Alexandria, Egypt. …


EWU professor digs up ancient history in Cyprus

It helps to record a conversation with Georgia Bonny Bazemore so you can listen to it later with the benefit of Google. Because you may have forgotten that Adonis was …


Pusher To Pay For Old Skull’s Reburial Prehistoric Remains Had Paid Off A Drug Debt

As a drug dealer in Kane County, Richard J. Lamb accepted a prehistoric American Indian skull as payment for a customer’s debt - and then tried to sell it for …


Kennewick Researchers Blast Corps Scientists Decry Plan To Cover Site Of Ancient-Bones Discovery

A group of anthropologists who have sued to get access to a 9,300-year-old skeleton now are opposing a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to cover up the Columbia River …


Scientists Revisit Site Where Kennewick Man Found

Scientists have begun taking dirt samples from the Columbia River bank where prehistoric bones were found more than two years ago. The sampling that began Saturday at Columbia Park could …


Is That Kennewick Man Or Kennewick Men? Bone Belonging To Another Human Found During Repackaging Of Ancient Skeleton

Scientists repackaging the ancient bones of Kennewick Man found one that apparently belonged to someone else, raising concerns that the bones’ scientific integrity could be compromised. Curators cataloging the 9,200-year-old …


Bigger Than Stonehenge Ceremonial Temple Found In England

An artist’s rendition of a prehistoric site discovered in England. Photo by Associated Press


Discovery Rewarded Man Who Found Ancient Footprints Wins $100,000

An American scientist who discovered 117,000-year-old footprints on a fossilized sandbar in South Africa will receive the first National Geographic Society exploration and research award, the society said Thursday. Lee …


Missing Since Attack, Archaeologists Found Alive

Members of an archaeological expedition missing since they were attacked by Indian villagers last week in a remote jungle region were found alive Monday, a government official said. A source …


Ancient Flying Lizard Had Unique Wings

Researchers studying the 250-million-year-old fossil of a flying lizard said it had a wing structure unlike any other known in nature. In a study to be published today in the …


Artifacts Throw Existing Theories For A Loop

The Americas were inhabited by human beings at least as early as 12,500 years ago - far earlier and a half a world farther south than previously believed, a team …


Extinct Culture Uncovered Ancient Civilization Discovered In Huge Honduras Burial Caves

The discovery of a network of hidden caves used for human burials has led to the identification of an extinct 3,000-year-old civilization in the small Central American country of Honduras. …


Ancient Greek Writer’s Mug Found In Cave

Archaeologists say they have found a clay mug of the ancient Greek playwright Euripides in a limestone cave he used as a writing den. A photo released by the Greek …


L.A. Looks Beyond Surface, Finds Ancient Fossils

The city where history is what happened last week, where schoolchildren are taken to turn-of-the-century buildings to be shown something old, is digging up a far richer heritage. It is …


Ancient Ancestors May Have Used Tools 2.3 Million Years Ago Experts Say Jaw Belonged To One Of The Oldest Known Specimens Of The Root Stock Of Humankind

In the arid badlands of Ethiopia, researchers have uncovered evidence that humanity’s direct ancestors used tools 2.33 million years ago, offering a new clue to a crucial hidden chapter of …


Israeli Dig May Unearth Royal Archives New Light May Be Shed On Biblical Life

Multiplication tables inscribed on a chip of reddish clay more than 3,000 years old may be the tip of a treasure-trove of documents describing life in the times of the …


Students Unearth Christian Artifacts

Lara Eidemiller took part in an archaeological dig unearthing everyday items - from the time of King David. In her hands was a bit of 2,300-year-old cooking pottery she had …


Archaeologists Find Oldest Human Tools Site In Africa Yields Hooks Far More Ancient Than Any In Europe

Discovery in Zaire of 80,000-year-old barbed points and blades is evidence that humans first learned to make sophisticated tools in Africa, not in Europe as many experts believe, a study …