CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 1985 |
An archeological dig that temporarily disrupted the grading for a 34-acre Agoura Hills industrial park was completed Sunday, having turned up hundreds of artifacts from a campsite that apparently was used by Chumash Indians as a hunting base.
February 17, 1998 |
Synthonics Technologies in Westlake Village has reached an agreement with the Smithsonian Institution and Centro Alameda, a San Antonio organization devoted to promoting Hispanic culture, to create 3-D digital replicas of historic artifacts that can be displayed or used for research.
November 24, 2007 |
Jade pendants and earrings from archaeological sites throughout the southwestern Pacific originated in Taiwan, suggesting the existence of a sophisticated regional trade network much earlier than previously believed.
March 26, 1995 |
Two gold artifacts stolen from a National Geographic Society museum were recovered from a local pawnshop Saturday, one day after they were taken and just hours after a $20,000 reward was offered for their return. Marc Epstein, an employee at Sam's Pawn Shop, said it was "really amazing" when a man entered the shop Saturday afternoon and asked to sell a 3-by-4-inch sculpture of a vulture for $100.
March 26, 1987 |
A well-preserved cache of artifacts, including exquisite jade carvings and a shell that may contain the blood of a Mayan king, has been uncovered in the ancient city of Copan, archeologists said Wednesday. The 1,200-year-old hoard of jade, flint and shell artifacts was found beneath an altar at the foot of a temple pyramid of the old city in western Honduras, they said. "This is the finest ceremonial offering that's yet been discovered in the ruins of Copan," said William L.
May 6, 2003 |
The United States has prepared a U.N. Security Council resolution asking nations to be on the alert for and to return any Iraqi relics looted from the Iraq Museum in Baghdad, diplomats said. The envoys had expected the measure to be introduced this week but said it might be delayed. Other diplomats said it could be combined with a larger resolution on lifting sanctions against Iraq. The museum was plundered over several days in April, after the fall of President Saddam Hussein.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 20, 1992 |
Addressing a capacity crowd at a meeting of the Newport Conservancy this week, archeologists described vast amounts of historically rich artifacts buried around Newport Bay, including some dating back to 9000 BC. The speakers, archeologists and college anthropology teachers, told of research conducted during the mid-1970s determining that pottery pieces, human burial remains and other artifacts dating from 4000 to 9000 BC can be found in the Newport area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1988 |
Scientists at the National Bureau of Standards have come to the aid of archeologists and art historians seeking to determine the origins of ancient artifacts and art objects. The scientists have found that the ratios of different atomic types of lead--called lead isotopes--present in metal objects are a distinctive "signature" of the locality where such objects were made.
October 8, 1989 |
The calls and letters to the Smithsonian Institution in recent weeks have been "like a flood," says spokeswoman Madeleine Jacobs, who ticks off the big and small media throughout the country that have covered the issue. "Even important topics like our divestment from South Africa didn't get this much attention." The deluge has come from the debate over what to do with the 35,000 American Indian remains and funerary objects held by the Smithsonian for more than a century.
June 16, 1991 |
A 7,500-year-old, stone carving of a tiny bear discovered by a group of archeology students from Cypress Community College could become the state's first official artifact. A bill authored by Sen. Ralph C. Dills (D-Gardena) would make the designation official, and honor the contributions of native peoples. It has passed the Legislature and awaits the governor's signature. The bear was discovered six years ago near Carlsbad in northern San Diego County by students of Archeology Prof.