Archaeology http://wunc.org en Update: Divers Recover Two Additional Cannons From Blackbeard’s Ship http://wunc.org/post/update-divers-recover-two-additional-cannons-blackbeard-s-ship <p>Researchers off the North Carolina coast are on dive number two for the year. Their goal is to recover artifacts from the wreck of Blackbeard's flagship, <em>Queen Anne's Revenge</em>, which ran aground near Beaufort nearly 300 years ago.</p><p>Project Director Bill Ray Morris says this excavation will focus on the forward part of the ship near the bow.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:10:51 +0000 Catherine Brand 20856 at http://wunc.org Update: Divers Recover Two Additional Cannons From Blackbeard’s Ship Country's Oldest Known Inland European Settlement Unearthed In Western NC http://wunc.org/post/countrys-oldest-known-inland-european-settlement-unearthed-western-nc <p>A group of archeologists has discovered the remains of the oldest known European settlement in the inland U.S.: a 16<sup>th</sup> century Spanish fort in western North Carolina.&nbsp;</p><p>Fort San Juan was the largest of six forts built between 1566 and 1568 by explorer Juan Pardo. It’s located five miles north of Morganton at a site that was believed to be an Indian settlement.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:57:28 +0000 Eric Hodge 19624 at http://wunc.org Country's Oldest Known Inland European Settlement Unearthed In Western NC UNC Researchers Unearth Ancient Biblical Mosaics In Galilee http://wunc.org/post/unc-researchers-unearth-ancient-biblical-mosaics-galilee <p>A group of researchers led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Religion Professor <a href="http://www.jodimagness.org/">Jodi Magness</a> has unearthed a group of significant mosaics at an ancient synagogue in Galilee. The mosaics, which consist of hundreds of tiny stone cubes, depict scenes from in the Bible and have been dated to the fifth century.</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 17859 at http://wunc.org UNC Researchers Unearth Ancient Biblical Mosaics In Galilee Archeologists To Recover Eight Cannons From Blackbeard's Ship http://wunc.org/post/archeologists-recover-eight-cannons-blackbeards-ship <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: auto; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: auto; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">State archeologists say they have the ambitious goal of recovering eight cannons from Blackbeard's ship.&nbsp; The Queen Anne's Revenge sunk near Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, in June of 1718, and the state Department of Cultural Resources has been leading efforts to recover artifacts from the ship since 1997. Divers use good weather during the summer and fall months to bring artifacts to the surface.&nbsp; Last week, bad weather prevented divers from starting their yearly digs, but Fay Mitchell of the Department of Cultural Resources says they hope to surface up to three sunken cannons this week. Mon, 10 Jun 2013 13:49:45 +0000 Will Michaels 16916 at http://wunc.org Archeologists To Recover Eight Cannons From Blackbeard's Ship Lost Artifacts of Morgantina http://wunc.org/post/lost-artifacts-morgantina <p>In 2010, the <a href="http://www.metmuseum.org/">New York Metropolitan Museum of Art</a> had to return 16 silver cups and bowls to a little town in Sicily called Morgantina.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:17:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 4047 at http://wunc.org Lost Artifacts of Morgantina UNC Stumbles on Buried 19th Century Building http://wunc.org/post/unc-stumbles-buried-19th-century-building <p></p><p>Archaeologists at UNC-Chapel Hill say they've uncovered a structure on campus that is an underground cellar from the early 1800s. Construction crews ran into the buried structure last month while building a new drainage pipe underneath McCorkle Place. Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:30:00 +0000 Will Michaels 7180 at http://wunc.org UNC Stumbles on Buried 19th Century Building Massive Cannon from Blackbeard's Ship to Emerge http://wunc.org/post/massive-cannon-blackbeards-ship-emerge <p></p><p>At the bottom of Beaufort Inlet sits an eight-foot cannon that once fired from the decks of the Queen Anne’s Revenge. It’s been there since the ship sank in 1718, and the famous pirate Blackbeard was captured. A crew of archaeologists heads out to bring the cannon to the surface today. Mark Wilde-Ramsing is the director of the Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck project and an underwater archaeologist with the state. He joined WUNC's Eric Hodge to talk about the project.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:59:00 +0000 WUNC News 7313 at http://wunc.org Massive Cannon from Blackbeard's Ship to Emerge