Tag archives for Archaeology
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.
This week on National Geographic, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they summit Everest seven times, train for an Antarctic speed record, chase water while dodging cats in Africa, sing along with an astronaut, and overcome a traumatic brain injury.
Scientists have discovered blood in a mosquito fossil, a new study says—but don’t get your hopes up for a pet velociraptor.
Parts of an extinct animal called the mastodon have mysteriously turned up among donations to a religious charity.
Europe’s Stone Age settlers migrated in waves that replaced older hunter-gatherer cultures, suggests a study that looks at European DNA, both ancient and modern. The results reported in the journal, Science, answer questions about the peopling of modern-day Europe. Some of our ancestors hunted wild animals and gathered plants to survive, while others were discovering agriculture, and…