Latest Archaeology News

Archaeologists dig hilltop over Plymouth Rock one last time

Jun. 10, 2021 01:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Archaeologists are giving a grassy hilltop overlooking iconic Plymouth Rock one last look before a historical park is built to commemorate the Pilgrims and the Indigenous people who once called it home. Braving sweltering heat, a team of about 20 graduate...

18th century graveyard found at former Caribbean plantation

May. 31, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

An 18th century burial ground has been discovered at a former sugar plantation on the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Eustatius, officials said Monday, and archaeologists said it likely contains the remains of slaves and could provide a trove of information on the lives as enslaved people. ...

Mexico raids building project next to Teotihuacán pyramids

May. 31, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico sent in 250 National Guard troops and 60 police officers Monday to seize land next to the pre-Hispanic ruins of Teotihuacán where authorities have said bulldozers were destroying outlying parts of the archeological site. Mexican...

Egypt bets on ancient finds to pull tourism out of pandemic

May. 30, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Workers dig and ferry wheelbarrows laden with sand to open a new shaft at a bustling archaeological site outside of Cairo, while a handful of Egyptian archaeologists supervise from garden chairs. The dig is at the foot of the Step Pyramid of Djoser, arguably the world’s...

Human remains found at proposed Wisconsin golf course site

May. 29, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

Archeologists have unearthed human remains of Native Americans who lived up to 2,500 years ago during excavations of the Sheboygan County site along Lake Michigan where Kohler Co. envisions a golf course. A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee team in 2018 and 2019...

Ancient hunting, fishing campsite added to historic register

May. 09, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

RANDOLPH, N.H. (AP) — An eight-acre Paleoindian archaeological site in New Hampshire that was believed to be used for seasonal hunting and fishing camps from 12,500 to 10,500 B.C. has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Excavation of the Randolph...

Archaeologists discover remains of 9 Neanderthals near Rome

May. 08, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian archaeologists have uncovered the fossilized remains of nine Neanderthals in a cave near Rome, shedding new light on how the Italian peninsula was populated and under what environmental conditions. The Italian Culture Ministry announced the discovery...

New stage in Rome's Colosseum will restore majestic view

May. 02, 2021 08:00 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A project to build a high-tech, lightweight stage inside the Roman Colosseum will allow visitors a central viewpoint from within the ancient structure “to see the majesty of the monument," Italy’s culture minister said Sunday. Dario Franceschini...

Hurricane Sally damage gets repaired at Florida cemetery

May. 01, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — By the end of the day Monday, 37 tombstones and historical markers at downtown Pensacola’s St. Michael’s Cemetery were repaired and restored after sustaining varying amounts of damage during Hurricane Sally in September. Monday marked a...

Hail collapses roof over Mexico City's main Aztec temple

Apr. 29, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The pre-Hispanic ruins of Mexico City’s Templo Mayor archaeological site suffered minor but reparable damage when large sections of a corrugated roof structure meant to protect them collapsed during a hailstorm., authorities said Friday. The...