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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 cou...

Ancient Greek Fort Found Under A Jerusalem Parking Lot

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

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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 ro...

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...

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...

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 A...

Ancient Canoe in New Zealand Inspires New Generation of Navigators

Polynesian Voyaging Society | Posted 05.13.2015 | 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 | 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 S...

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!

The Irony of ISIS

Lisa Levart | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Lisa Levart

In this decisive time before the imminent destruction of our common sacred sites, let us all call upon the protective guidance of Isis: the oldest of the old, mother of all mothers and The All-Seeing Eye. Let us reclaim the true name and meaning of Isis.

Sicily! Wine, Culinary & Cultural Explorations (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

As we clinked glasses of Nero d'Avola and gobbled salty, gooey ricotta and crumbly pecorino atop crusty bread, we agreed somewhere in the world it was happy hour.

Archeologists Make Remarkable Find In Egypt

AP | LAURA DEAN | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Archeologists have found a tomb dating back to around 1100 B.C. south of Cairo, Egypt's Antiquities Ministry said Thursday. Antiquitie...

Bardo Museum: A Tunisian Treasure

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.04.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

I couldn't get enough of the fabulous mosaics dating from ancient Greek times to well after the Christian era at Tunisia's renovated National Bardo Mu...

Archeologists Make Massive Discovery In Egypt's Valley Of The Kings

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2014 | World

CAIRO, April 28 (Reuters) - Remains of about 50 mummies, including newborn babies, thought to belong to the 18th Pharaonic dynasty were found in a h...

Archaeologists Make Incredible Discovery In Israel

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 06.09.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an E...

700-Year-Old Poop Barrels Still Stink, Researchers Say

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.03.2014 | Weird News

Ah, the sweet smell of raw history. Archeologists excavating the Medieval town of Odense in Denmark recently uncovered some barrels of old poop. E...

At Risk: Egypt's Heritage -- and Our Own

Deborah Lehr | Posted 05.26.2014 | World
Deborah Lehr

There is a crisis unfolding in Egypt: some of the world's most precious archaeological sites and artifacts are being senselessly looted.

Ancient Statue Of Egyptian Princess Found

AP | Posted 03.07.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt has announced that a team of European archaeologists have found a nearly 2-meter- (6 ½-foot-) tall alabaster statue of a pharoan...

PHOTOS: Spanish Archeologists Unearth 3,600-Year-Old Mummy

AP | By MARIAM RIZK | Posted 04.15.2014 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Spanish archeologists have unearthed a 3,600-year-old mummy in the ancient city of Luxor, Egypt's Antiquities Minister said Thursday. P...