In Alabama, commemoration set for 'last slave ship'

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An archaeological report will be released Thursday on the discovery of what experts believe is the last ship known to have brought enslaved people from Africa to the United States....

New Taipei City Archaeology Park grand opening this weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The inauguration of New Taipei City Archaeology Park (新北考古公園), the largest of its kind in Taiwan, will take place on Saturday (May 25) in Bali District, next to Shihsanhan...

Review: The Waterboys do musical archaeology on new album

The Waterboys, "Where the Action Is" (Cooking Vinyl) The liner notes to the Waterboys' latest album credit frontman Mike Scott for vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass — and "archaeology....

Israeli scientists brew beer with revived ancient yeasts

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli researchers raised a glass Wednesday to celebrate a long-brewing project of making beer and mead using yeasts extracted from ancient clay vessels —some over 5,000 years old. ...

More than a scent: Cyprus promoting its perfume past

KORAKOU, Cyprus (AP) — Before Cyprus gained fame as the mythical birthplace of the goddess of love Aphrodite nearly three millennia ago, Cyprus was known around the Mediterranean for its perfumes, sce...

Scientists liken Anglo-Saxon burial site to King Tut's tomb

SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, England (AP) — Archaeologists say an underground chamber discovered accidentally by road workers may be the site of the earliest Christian royal burial in Britain. T...

National monument advisory panel new flashpoint in debate

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A newly unveiled advisory committee that will help make management decisions for a downsized national monument in southern Utah has become the latest flashpoint in a long-running...

Ancient shipwreck to be made accessible to divers in Greece

STENI VALLA, Greece (AP) — Near the northern Greek island of Alonissos lies a remarkable ancient shipwreck: the remains of a massive cargo ship that changed archaeologists' understanding of shipbuildi...

Ancient West Bank site draws Christians, and controversy

SHILOH, WEST BANK (AP) — Deep in the West Bank, Israeli settlers have transformed an archaeological site into a biblical tourist attraction that attracts tens of thousands of evangelical Christians ea...

APNewsBreak: US moves ahead with oil leases near sacred park

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. land managers will move forward in March with the sale of oil and gas leases that include land near Chaco Culture National Historical Park and other sites sacred to Nativ...

Iraqi archaeologist, museums champion, dies at 80

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi archaeologist, who lent her expertise to rebuild the collection at the National Museum after it was looted in 2003, has died. Lamia al-Gailani was a devotee o...

Dig resurrects a feud over which town is a state's oldest

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (AP) — An archaeological dig is rekindling a feud between two towns over which was the first in Connecticut. Experts have unearthed artifacts they believe date to...

Excavators find tombs buried in Bolivia 500 years ago

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Archaeologists say they found tombs at a Bolivian quarry containing remains from more than 500 years ago that give an insight into the interaction of various peoples with the ex...

Exhibit offers portraits of mummified ancient Egyptians

BALTIMORE (AP) — A team of researchers is giving people a chance to see the faces of two Egyptian women who walked the earth about 2,300 years ago. The Baltimore Sun reports detailed...

German, French presidents mark centenary for end of WWI in Strasbourg

German President Frank-Walker Steinmeier joined French President Emmanuel Macron Sunday at a ceremony in Strasbourg's cathedral to observe a century since the end of World War I. The commemoratio...