archaeology

Cave Dives

The World’s Biggest Underwater Cave Is Full of Maya Bones and Artifacts

Mexico’s San Actun cave system contains pottery, bones of extinct giant sloths, and a 9,000-year-old human skull.
Becky Ferreira
2.22.18
lost cities

The Ruins of a Massive Ancient City Have Been Discovered in Guatemala

With the help of lasers and drones, scientists have found that Maya civilization was more advanced and populous than previously imagined.
Becky Ferreira
2.2.18
ancient egypt

There’s a Huge Secret Vault in Giza’s Great Pyramid, and Nobody Knows Why

How light from alien stars and galaxies revealed a hidden chamber within the mother of all heritage sites.
Becky Ferreira
11.2.17
Ancient Ruins

The World's Oldest Known Temple Was Home to a ‘Skull Cult’

The people of Göbekli Tepe loved carving headless humans into stone. Turns out they also loved carving human heads using stone.
Becky Ferreira
6.28.17
It belongs in a museum

These Robots Will Explore Tunnels Dug by Looters

When a job is too dangerous for people, robots take charge.
Jordan Pearson
6.14.17
mexico

A Secret Pyramid Was Found Inside an Ancient Temple in Mexico

Using 3D imaging technology, archaeologists detected a hidden structure inside Chich'en Itza's Temple of Kukulkan.
Sarah Emerson
11.18.16
archaeology

This Fossil's Penis Worm Mouth Has Mystified Scientists, Until Now

Paleontologists have finally solved the riddle of this ancient creature's sarlacc mouth.
Sarah Emerson
9.29.16
nature

A Human Body Has Been Found in this Famous 2,100-Year-Old Shipwreck

The story of “Pamphilos,” an ill-fated passenger on a merchant vessel that sank during the first century BCE.
Becky Ferreira
9.19.16
robots

Underwater Robots Are Searching for an Ancient Shipwreck in the Arctic

The disappearance of the doomed Franklin expedition has become the stuff of legend.
Kate Lunau
8.25.16
jordan

Archaeologists Find Mysterious Monument in Petra Using Satellite Imagery

For over two-thousand years, a massive, mysterious structure has been hiding in plain sight.
Sarah Emerson
6.11.16
Florida

Ancient Floridians Butchered Mastodons and Maybe Kept Pet Dogs

Archaeologists found a 14,500-year-old underwater site that rewrites history.
Bryson Masse
5.13.16
Rhode Island

Captain Cook’s Lost Ship Has Finally Been Found

May she rest in pieces.
Sarah Emerson
5.4.16
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