Category archives for Archaeology
Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend. This week, we soar with dogs, look for a peaceful resolution to Middle Eastern conflicts, recover lost treasures high in the Andes, save snow leopards, venture to the North Pole for the last time, preach the dangers of cheap meat, rehab injured city critters, and ponder our climate future.
By Neal Lineback and Mandy Lineback Gritzner, Geography in the NewsTM De Soto’s Famous Battle Site at Mabila, Still Lost After 474 Years It’s amazing that the site of one of the largest battles between Native Americans and Europeans in the history of North America is still lost to antiquity. Researchers from numerous disciplines have…
The New Zealand Department of Conservation has partnered with the owners of Great Mercury Island (1872 ha) to eradicate pests from the island this winter. The successful eradication of these pests from the island will further protect the neighbouring smaller Mercury Islands. Two of these have always been free of introduced predators and the remaining…
This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they run for peace through the Middle East, honor hero war dogs, play matchmaker for dolphins, safely cycle through crowded city streets, pick the perfect outdoor gear, dive from 90 foot cliffs competitively, recover a 500 year old sunken ship, farm the planet’s oceans, and save a species and a community at the same time.
After a week of archaeological site visits and presentations, lessons arise from stories of the past to help shape the world of the future.
Learn more about beautiful artifacts from a newly discovered very early Egyptian tomb.
The Dialogue of Civilizations team visits Göbekli Tepe and the Roman ruins of Zeugma. Explore the sites in these photos, illustrations, and virtutal tour.
Top archaeologists get up close to an ancient monument celebrating a culture where East met West. What lessons could it hold?
We can find reflections of ourselves in ancient cultures if we know how to look. Explore top archaeologists’ latest ideas from the 2014 Dialogue of Civilizations, and share your thoughts as well.
What can the ancient world teach us about today’s world? Join the conversation with archaeologists and other experts gathered in Turkey this week.
By Becca Peixotto, Caver/Scientist. Discover what’s new about this expedition returning to the hominin fossil chamber at Rising Star.
On the final day of Rising Star cave excavations in November of 2013, researchers confirmed that a second chamber also contained hominin fossils. Now they return for a closer examination.
What if thousands of years of your culture, your stories, your identity were reduced to ashes? What would you do? Martin Gonzalez, son of one of the last speakers and full-blooded Yaghan, Ursula Calderon, has a simple answer. Seek out the embers and ignite anew. I sit with Martin on a simple beach wood workbench…
Sporting elaborate spikes and body armor, the extinct amphibian was even more terrifying than previously thought, a new study says.