VOICES Ideas and Insight From Explorers
Will we be fortunate enough to find another undisturbed burial where we can see exactly how a person was laid to rest?
Almost four years ago veteran journalist and National Geographic Fellow Paul Salopek set out from one of the oldest Homo sapiens fossil sites in the world—located in the parched Rift Valley of Ethiopia—to begin crossing the Earth on foot along the pathways of the original human migration out of Africa. To date Salopek has walked…
Crawling in holes, finding old jewelry, eating second breakfast … the similarities are truly fantastic.
It’s not often you see “shipwreck hunter” listed on someone’s business card or résumé, but that is indeed National Geographic grantee David Mearns’s career choice. For him, unearthing lost history and recovering centuries-old treasures is just another day at the office—or ocean, rather.
It’s summertime, which means: summer reading. Specifically, summer reading that sends me to far off places, and lets me daydream of being out on a dig.
People in some of the most dangerous areas on Earth are risking their lives to protect ancient sites. What if we all could lend a hand?
Humanity was born from the ocean, we survived by the ocean, and we followed the shore to the furthest corners of the planet. A story about freediving and our ancient connection to the sea.
How did these ancient Peruvian commoners stay just as healthy as the ruling class? And what can we learn from them?