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Tiny marks and deformations reveal clues to the ancient cultures that rode these plains for millennia.
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…
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?
How did these ancient Peruvian commoners stay just as healthy as the ruling class? And what can we learn from them?
Braving heat, humidity, and the darkest dark there is, a photographer reveals a huge panel of prehistoric art.
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.
We can find reflections of ourselves in ancient cultures if we know how to look. Explore top archaeologists’ latest ideas from the 2014 Dialogue of Civilizations, and share your thoughts as well.
National Geographic explorer and archaeologist Alex Geurds is currently in the field investigating a unique, prehistoric, ceremonial center of stone circles in Central Nicaragua. Follow the expedition here on Explorers Journal through updates from him and his team. Ashes are drifting across the gray agricultural field, purposefully set ablaze some time ago. In the field,…