Am I languishing? Am I flourishing? Who can say. What I do know is that, in the year since the pandemic began, I have cleaned…Read More You Can Run From Archaeology, but You Can’t Hide
A thousand years ago, a city rose on the banks of the Mississippi River, near what eventually became the city of St. Louis. Sprawling over…Read More What Doomed the Great City of Cahokia? Not Ecological Hubris, Study Says
About 3,700 years ago, a man and a woman were buried together in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula. Their tomb was an ovoid jar…Read More She Was Buried With a Silver Crown. Was She the One Who Held Power?
The disk is small — just 12 inches in diameter — but it has loomed large in the minds of people across millenniums. Made of…Read More A Bitter Archaeological Feud Over an Ancient Vision of the Cosmos
Sealed for millenniums, Qesem Cave in central Israel is a limestone time capsule of the lives and diets of Paleolithic people from 420,000 to 200,000…Read More What Was Kept in This Stone Age Meat Locker? Bone Marrow
Humans substantially altered the planet much earlier than previously thought, a worldwide collection of archaeological experts reported Thursday. By 3,000 years ago, the experts wrote…Read More Humans Dominated Earth Earlier Than Previously Thought
The pit contained three sets of human bones, as well as animal skeletons and broken pottery. Workers at a private company found the pit in…Read More Deformed Skulls Mark a Historic Migration Into Europe
Researchers exploring an archaeological site in Austria have found three pieces of 3,000-year-old charred bread that look suspiciously like the remains of little bagels. They…Read More In the Bronze Age, Bagels Were Tiny