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Gruesome 'Vampire' Remains Spur Scientific Debate

Posted 06.01.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 05/30/2012 10:07 AM EDT on LiveScience What may have been an exorcism of a vampire in Veni...

Vandals Damage 1,600-Year-Old Mosaic In Israel

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 07.29.2012 | Religion

JERUSALEM -- Vandals badly damaged a rare 1,600-year-old mosaic in the northern Israeli city of Tiberias that formed the floor of an ancient synagogue...

Scientists Find New Clue In Collapse Of Ancient Civilization

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 05.30.2012 | Science

Maya history--and the civilization's "collapse"--continue to occupy the minds of archeologists. Some research points to a series of droughts as playin...

Steven Gambrel's 'Time And Place' Is Interior Design Heaven

Posted 05.01.2012 | Arts

It is not often that a home can be described simultaneously as timeless and fresh, but that is the magic of New York designer Steven Gambrel. His desi...

Dodos Died En Masse...4000 Years Ago

| Sid Perkins | Posted 04.04.2012 | Science

An extended drought that struck Mauritius about 4200 years ago turned one of the island's few sources of fresh water into a muddy death trap for do...

Getting Lost at the Museum of Fine Arts

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 06.02.2012 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

That's what I love about museums -- every artwork or display is a window into another place, another time or another way of thinking.

The Archaeological Evidence for Jesus

Craig A. Evans | Posted 05.26.2012 | Religion
Craig A. Evans

The archaeological evidence shows that Jesus grew up in a small village, Nazareth, about four miles from Sepphoris, a prominent city in the early first century C.E.

James Ossuary Proponent Acquitted of Antiquities Fraud

AP | By DANIELLA CHESLOW | Posted 05.14.2012 | Religion

JERUSALEM -- Is the purported burial box of Jesus' brother James fake or authentic? Seven years of trial, testimony from dozens of experts and a 47...

Delray Beach Human Remains Dated Back To 3,000-Year-Old Tribe

Posted 01.24.2012 | Miami

Who says South Florida has no history? In December 2010, a construction crew clearing a plot of land in Delray Beach discovered human remains -- very,...

PHOTOS: Meet Your 'Cave Parents'

Posted 01.06.2012 | Science

What did our 'cave parents' look like? Without a family album going back 7 million years, it can be tough to imagine them, especially when all we see ...

Another Great Cambodian Temple Stirs To Life

AP | By DENIS D. GRAY | Posted 03.04.2012 | Travel

BANTEAY CHHMAR, Cambodia -- It's still entwined in mystery and jungle vines, but one of Cambodia's grandest monuments is slowly awakening after eight ...

Unbelievable Ark Of The Covenant Discovery Announcement

Posted 01.10.2012 | Travel

Reports are cropping up that the fabled Ark of the Covenant, said to contain the remnants of the Ten Commandments, has been discovered along with the ...

Secrets Of An Ancient Harbor

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.17.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

What fascinates me the most about archeology is that in the process of answering older questions about the past, we're always finding new mysteries and possibilities to investigate.

Aztec Temple Platform Discovered In Mexico

AP | By MARK STEVENSON | Posted 12.06.2011 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Archaeologists found a round Aztec ceremonial platform studded with stone carvings of serpent heads at Mexico City's Templo Mayor ruin,...

The Best First Day of School Ever!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 11.12.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

We would much rather still be reading on the beach, reading at the library, reading in bed after waking up late... but summer always has to end, what can you do about it?

The Resurrection of Seneca Village

Alan Singer | Posted 10.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Seneca Village was a pre-Civil War African-American community located between 82nd and 89th Streets and Seventh and Eighth Avenues in Manhattan.

Why I Chose Boston University

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.24.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

When the letters finally started coming in, and I saw that I'd been accepted to Boston University, I jumped up and down in excitement. I couldn't wait.

A $2 Million Treasure Hunt In Santa Fe

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 10.20.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

"I miss the thrill of the chase."

Digging For Truth: How Deep Are You Willing to Go?

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 10.10.2011 | Religion
Levi Ben-Shmuel

As archaeologists dig deeper into the earth to uncover new truths about the past, their findings have the potential to upend our understanding of religion and the role of God in its unfolding.

Prehistoric BBQ Dig Reveals Caveman Grilling Techniques

Posted 08.28.2011 | Home

The "Paleolithic Diet" has come in and out of fashion since the 1970s. Its adherents eat mostly grilled meat, fish, fruit, vegetables and nuts—suppo...

Ancient Excrement Unearths Roman Diet Secrets

Posted 08.17.2011 | Home

When southern Italy's Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, it preserved the buildings, monuments and mosaics of Roman cities Pompeii and Herculaneum forev...

Real Life Indiana Jones: Lost Underground Pyramids Found (VIDEO)

Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

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Did Religion Create Civilization?

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

In Gobekli Tepe, we have strong evidence that people's need/desire to gather for worship is what created civilization, not the reverse, as was previously assumed.

Enormous Pharaoh Statue Unearthed In Egypt

AP | Posted 06.26.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Archaeologists unearthed one of the largest statues found to date of a powerful ancient Egyptian pharaoh at his mortuary temple in the southe...

Unearthing the Truth About the Gay Caveman (VIDEO)

Bryan Safi | Posted 06.15.2011 | Comedy
Bryan Safi

Coming out of the closet is so last week. The new hot media trend is "outing" 5,000-year-old skeletons from the apparent sexual confusion of their caves. But does the story of the so-called "Gay Caveman" hold up?