Ancient cod bones unearthed at an Alaska archaeological site carry a very modern warning for a world with a rapidly changing climate -- as sea levels rise, so do levels of mercury in the food chain.
Practicing a decolonized archaeology starts with the very simple everyday practices that eventually make up these structures. Just as these practices contribute to the formation of these structures, simple changes in them can alter the broader structures.
How do you mark the instant when human impacts so changed the planet that the signs will remain embedded in Earth's rock record for time immemorial? That is essentially the question that three important new scientific studies tackled this month.
Filmmaker Tim Mahoney has spent the last twelve years exploring the state of our collective understanding of the evidence (or lack thereof) of the Biblical Exodus. He has traveled the globe and spoken to the world's leading experts on the topic.
As the security situation improves, now is the time for Egypt to consider new opportunities to promote -- and protect -- its cultural and aesthetic patrimony.
Five thousand years of history will be on display as a result of the exhibition, "The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great," which will be inaugurated on December 12th at the Pointe-à-Callière Museum of Archaeology and History in Montreal.
Saving world heritage sites is one thing. Activating them as economic and social assets for the local community is another project altogether.
It has been six months since my last visit to China. This time around, the fragile architecture of Dali Dong village was wrapped in supporting beams and scaffolding as part of the efforts in progress to restore its heart and soul.
If you're in search of sphinxes and pyramids and mummies, you may not have to go as far as you think: archaeologists in California have just finished excavating a giant sphinx.
According to different archaeological explanations the two sculptures -- the Lion and Sphinxes -- symbolize the power and strength of the Macedonian dynasty, consequently the power and impact of the person or the persons most likely buried inside the monument of Amphipolis.
Written by Alexander Symeonidis and Alexandra Symeonidou The monument in Amphipolis has not yet revealed its special secrets, however, it has showed ...
Change can evolve, slowly over time, or it can happen suddenly, without warning, at some moment when all the gravity of circumstance forces history to turn unexpectedly, sometimes explosively. If we are so smart, why is it that we seem incapable of planning such a turn?
Whether it's the passionate religious fervor stoked by the Shroud of Turin or racist, anti-Native American revisionist history, these "controversies" will continue to exist and be maintained because they are a good business proposition.
I happened to run into a woman from the United States who had arrived in town late the previous evening. She introduced herself, and I observed that she was immensely enjoying the breeze, the view of the mountains, and the symphony of tropical birds. It was one of those many perfect mornings here in Copán.
Who doesn't dream about seeing the Colosseum? The nearly 2000-year-old monument was the site of the Roman empire's amazing physical contests. But like every cultural heritage monument around the world, the Colosseum had succumbed to time, nature and pollution; it was in dire need of help.
James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sigma Force series and other novels. Before pursuing a writing career, Jim obtained a degree in veterinary medicine and established a successful veterinary practice in Sacramento, California.