| May 31, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Like a lot of other local landmarks on the Peninsula, Rice's fossil pit off Harris Creek Road in Hampton was nationally and even internationally known because of its high-profile links to the past.
Numerous times during the roughly 30 years it was open,...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:51 AM
Few archaeological finds have been as sensational as the first physical evidence of cannibalism unearthed at Historic Jamestowne in 2012 and announced in a riveting press conference at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History on...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
President Obama’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year would boost federal arts spending 10% above where it stands at the moment, lifting it to $1.58 billion for the 2013-14 budget year that begins Oct. 1 and more than compensating for cuts...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 9:41 PM
Four local women will present a cooking demonstration Sunday in Ellendale, N.D., called “Let's Dish: Cooking from the Heart.”
Attendees will be able to sample the food that's prepared by Kari Nishek, Allison Rademacher, Sonja Bommersbach...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Not everything was better in the "good old days." That includes tours of historic sites.
At Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in the early 1970s, I recall docents speaking in hushed tones about "Mr. Jefferson," whose house seemed more a showplace for...
| Feb 15, 2013
A recent study by researchers at the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been all over the news recently.
The study claims cats kill birds and mammals with abandon, and that trap-neuter-return — the nationally...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 5:48 PM
For as long as art historians have been writing about painting in the early South, it's been common to think of the region's artists as relatively independent and even isolated figures.
Many show up in the records as episodic visitors from Europe or...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 12:15 PM
There are probably people at the Smithsonian Institution who wish they hadn't bothered to hire John Brown to help them research a television documentary.
Brown is a U.S.-educated Australian living in Germany, a project manager for an aircraft...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 10:07 PM
Those who visit the Ellendale Opera House Sunday will have a chance to learn the history of aprons, see a style show and enjoy ice cream.
“Fit to be Tied” is the title of Lana Schaunaman’s presentation, which will feature a variety...
| May 12, 2013
| 9:04 PM
A documentary on L. Frank Baum, who lived in Aberdeen and was the author of the book, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," will be shown and discussed at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Culture Heritage Center in Pierre.
The event is being hosted as a celebration of...
| May 7, 2013
Famed Smithsonian Institution forensic anthropologist Douglas Owsley, whose study of cannibalism and Native American scalping rituals made him indispensable to confirming the first physical evidence of cannibalism at Jamestown last week, has contributed...
| May 1, 2013
| 2:49 PM
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...