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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.
Looting in Egypt doubled in 2009-2010, on the heels of global recession, then doubled again following the Arab Spring. It’s a powerful source of income in times of stress, but it only pays because people will buy.
Last June, I was lucky enough to be part of a team that located a potential Norse site in eastern Canada, several hundred miles south of where experts expected one to be. This site, Point Rosee, has gone viral and is featured in a two-hour Nova special, Vikings Unearthed (watch it now). So I need…
Islands can have strange histories but few are more obscure than that of Tromelin Island of the Îles Éparses in the Western Indian Ocean.
The cross-pollination of ideas that happens at TED is priceless, and as the recipient of this year’s TED Prize, several talks inspired new ideas about my own big project.
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?
Peer inside ancient burial mounds and discover a connection that goes back two thousand years before Genghis Khan.
Once they’d made the difficult journey to the cave entrance, the real journey began for these explorers on the trail of ancient rock art.
Huge walls may separate cultures, but it’s how we interact across those boundaries that reveals the real story of civilization.
The archaeology of food is filling in the gaps between all the grand monuments and intricately crafted objects that occupied researchers and the public for generations.
China is big and it’s been around a long time. Top archaeologists peel back the layers of history and reveal how it all got started.
Somebody call Moses. Researchers have witnessed a remarkable Red Sea flood of their own.
When bioarchaeologists examine skeletons, what do we really look at? To help you understand our findings, this installment will answer the question, How can one “read” ancient bones and teeth?
With National Geographic explorers sharing more than 350 stories from the field this year, chances are you missed a few. Here are some lost treasures we hope you’ll enjoy.
Were humans born to war? Or is warfare a recent, rare development in our history? Studies of chimps and early human civilizations give clues to the origins of this kind of violence.