Tag archives for Archaeology
Getting a broad vantage of the layout of ruins used to be difficult, but using peaceful UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), archaeologists like Patrick Meier are uncovering new structures and history from the air. Patrick is applying his new “airchaeology” to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the Temple of Artemis in Turkey.
Sarah Kennedy is using animal remains to dig through Peru’s colonial past. As the field season comes to an end, she reflects on the beauty and imperiled nature of Peru’s archaeological sites from atop a high mountain.
This week on National Geographic Weekend, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they dodge whales and pirates on the Indian Ocean, track poachers in Africa, find lost societies in Orkney, shed light on glowing sharks, harmonize with melting ice in Antarctica, live underwater for 31 days, follow in the pawprints of a lone wolf for 1,200 miles, and rove across the red planet.
Under the town of La Florida in Guatemala, an ancient Mayan city sleeps—explored but never before excavated. Untold historical treasures could still lurk under the feet of modern-day inhabitants.
New research suggests that fearsome-looking giant sea scorpions were actually likely gentle giants.
Sarah Kennedy is using animal remains to dig through Peru’s colonial past. As the excavation and sifting begins, specimens start pouring into the lab.
On Sunday the U.S. succesfully asked for World Heritage recognition of a remarkable archaeological site that you’ve probably never heard of:
Poverty Point, Louisiana.
So, what is it?
Learn more about beautiful artifacts from a newly discovered very early Egyptian tomb.
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.
With more than 1200 hominin fossils recovered last November, Lee Berger sends out a call for scientists to help study the bones and reveal them to the world.
Join us for our next Google+ Hangout as we explore the cutting-edge technology that allows us to perceive the formerly unseen.
Two-thousand-year-old eggs found recently at an archaeological site in Turkey were likely meant to bless the house as part of a purification ritual, scientists say.