Archeology

VAMPIRES

Archeologists Discover ‘Vampire’ Child Who Died 1,500 Years Ago

The body of a 10-year-old child who died in the 5th century had a rock inserted into its mouth to prevent undead attacks.
Becky Ferreira
10.16.18
mount vesuvius

Researchers Show How Mount Vesuvius Eruption Vaporized Blood and Exploded Skulls

Hundreds of people in the town of Herculaneum took cover from the eruption in boat-houses. Their bones tell a gruesome story.
Becky Ferreira
10.9.18
Cheese

This 3,200 Year Old Egyptian Cheese Is Cursed With a Deadly Pathogen

The cheese, made from both cow and sheep/goat milk, is contaminated with infectious bacteria.
Becky Ferreira
8.16.18
50th anniversary

How '2001: A Space Odyssey' Anticipated the Rise of the Ancient Aliens Meme

1968 was a landmark year for chalking up all the cool stuff ancient peoples did to extraterrestrial encounters.
Becky Ferreira
4.2.18
lost civilizations

These Geometric Shapes Were Made By a Previously Unknown Civilization

Perhaps as many as one million Pre-Columbian people lived in the southern rim of the Amazon, away from major rivers.
Becky Ferreira
3.28.18
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
england

Archeologists Were Wrong About 'Superhenge'

The ring of structures underneath Stonehenge are not made of stone.
Madison Margolin
8.15.16
Norway

When Climate Change Melts Ice, These Archeologists Win

“It’s an in-house joke amongst us glacial archaeologists that we are some of the only beneficiaries of global warming.”
Kathleen Caulderwood
4.22.16
Science

​The Ancient Poop Trail of Conquerors

Where did Hannibal cross the Alps? Follow the trail of ancient horse poop.
Becky Ferreira
4.6.16
TURKEY

Welcome to the Turkish ‘Village’ Dedicated to Maths

Ali Nesin, a Turkish maths professor created a sanctuary totally dedicated to quality number crunching.
Emiko Jozuka
2.25.16
history

9,000 Years Ago, Someone Chopped Off This Person's Head and Hands

It's the oldest evidence of ritual decapitation in Brazil.
Emiko Jozuka
9.23.15
murder

The First Murder

Archeologists uncovered the earliest recorded murder victim in Spain’s "Pit of the Bones."
Ben Richmond
5.27.15
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