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Summer Destination: Colonial Williamsburg

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 06.06.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I was recently invited to serve on the board of the Colonial Williamsburg Art Museums. I had known of the museums since my time at Williams College a...

Finding the Origin of Human Disease

ResearchGate | Posted 05.18.2016 | Science
ResearchGate

Riaan Rifkin, a prehistoric archaeologist, together with geneticists at the University of Pretoria, South Africa gets down to the root of origins of human disease pathogens in sub-Saharan Africa, the cradle of mankind.

Bulldozer Operator Stumbles Upon Mammoth Skull In Oklahoma

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.05.2016 | Science

Imagine being at work and stumbling, completely by chance, upon a mammoth discovery -- a literal one, at that. That’s what happened last month to a ...

WATCH: Israeli Hiker Finds 2,000-Year-Old Gold Coin

The Huffington Post | Ishita Singh | Posted 03.16.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Laurie Rimon was taking a break from her hike in Israel near Jerusalem when she stumbled upon a rare Roman coin. But Rimon didn't realize the coin was...

Archeologists Discover Vasco Da Gama Shipwreck Off Oman Coast

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 03.15.2016 | Science

The wreckage of a ship from the fleet of the celebrated 16th century Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama (1460-1524) has been discovered off the coast o...

The Bittersweetness of Remembrance

Petros Koublis | Posted 02.17.2016 | Arts
Petros Koublis

There are some stories that stay with you. They leave a strong impression and become a reference that influences the way we think. A story like this o...

Best 50 Immersive Tours in Northeast USA

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 01.16.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Litchfield CT: White Flower Farm. Wander among the blooms at the famous flower and plant catalog come to life. Ask for a self-guided tour brochure in the shop, and be prepared to enter garden nirvana.

Revolutionary War-Era Ship Found At Construction Site

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.06.2016 | Science

The remains of a Revolutionary War-era ship have been uncovered beneath a hotel construction site outside Washington, D.C., the second archeological f...

Anthropology, Survival, and Emergency Preparation

John Joseph Shea | Posted 12.16.2015 | Science
John Joseph Shea

How should we prepare for natural and man-made disasters? Few people will ever need the advanced survival skills many television programs and survivalist literature showcase. In fact, as it happens the most important survival skill of all is cooperation.

Mummified Heart Proves Cardiovascular Disease Is At Least 400 Years Old

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 12.03.2015 | Healthy Living

In the ruins of a medieval convent in the French city of Rennes, archaeologists discovered five heart-shaped urns made of lead, each containing an emb...

Homo Naledi may be Two Million Years Old (Give or Take)

The Conversation Africa | Posted 11.26.2015 | Science
The Conversation Africa

There has been global interest in the announcement of new fossils from a cave called Rising Star in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in South Africa. These fossils may represent a new species of the genus Homo.

This Tooth Holds New Clues About Our Prehistoric Relatives

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 11.18.2015 | Science

Thanks to a single tooth, scientists are now sinking their teeth into a human family tree mystery -- exactly who were the Denisovans? Our distant cous...

Ancient Greek Fort Found Under A Jerusalem Parking Lot

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 11.05.2015 | Science

After centuries of looking, archaeologists have unearthed an ancient Greek fort under a parking lot in Jerusalem. They found the remains of the fort, ...

Explorers Find 22 Ancient Shipwrecks In Greek Archipelago

HuffPost Greece | Sara Elkamel | Posted 11.03.2015 | World

Explorers working off the coast of Greece found more than 20 ancient shipwrecks in September, an astonishing discovery that sheds new light on the rol...

Egypt To Scan Ancient Pyramids With Cosmic Rays

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.26.2015 | Science

The study of archaeology can be a double-edged sword. As renowned archaeologist Kristen Romey put it in 2012 while discussing the fate of the as-yet u...

A Hidden Gem In Indianapolis, Indiana: The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 10.22.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I'm a big museum person and was delighted to hear that there was a museum dedicated to Native Americans - their culture and art - on the western edge of downtown Indianapolis, in White River State Park.

Halloween Dreams and Visions

Paola K Amaras | Posted 10.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

What is it about October? When the balmy days of summer yield to the crisp, colorful days of autumn; when the warm breezes give way to brisk, howling ...

Knobby-Faced Beast Is Earliest Known To Have Walked Upright

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.18.2015 | Science

Dogs do it. Cats do it. Pigs, cows, and hippos, too. But a new study suggests that the earliest known animal to have walked upright on all fours was a...

New Species Of Human Relative Discovered In South African Cave

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.15.2015 | Science

Fossils belonging to a previously unknown species of human relative have been discovered in a cave system northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa, an ...

Ancient Canoe in New Zealand Inspires New Generation of Navigators

Polynesian Voyaging Society | Posted 05.13.2016 | Hawaii
Polynesian Voyaging Society

Over the past 40 years, Hōkūleʻa has sailed 150,000 miles throughout the Pacific Ocean, reconnecting the nearly-lost voyaging traditions of islands throughout the Polynesian Triangle.

Joe Satran

New Study Argues Neanderthals May Have Cooked With Yummy Herbs

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 04.18.2015 | Taste

As you've surely figured out by now, especially if you're Facebook friends with any Crossfit enthusiasts, the fastest-growing diet of the past few ye...

The World's Greatest Lost Treasures, Still Waiting To Be Found

Ozy | Laura Secorun Palet | Posted 01.29.2015 | World

BY LAURA SECORUN PALET, OZY These days, thanks largely to Google Earth, it seems not an inch of this planet is left unexplored or a single treasure...

Inspired by Poverty Point, New Orleans could seek UN heritage status

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.28.2014 | Travel
Susan Buchanan

The Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in June designated an ancient Native American complex known as Poverty Point, east of Monroe, as Louisiana's first World Heritage site.

Archeologists Make Grisly Discovery At Sobibor

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2014 | World

By Kacper Pempel SOBIBOR, Poland, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Archaeologists working at the site of the Nazi concentration camp at Sobibor, in...

Who Was the First Named Human?

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 10.15.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Not surprisingly, the record of the first humans identified by a personal name goes back to before the dawn of history itself. Through his artistic "Love Symbol", the The Artist Formerly Known as Prince gave us a clue how pre-writing names were probably rendered!