Image of human foot demonstrating the arch.          Source: Alessandro Grandini
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 18:29

Scientists have proven the arch running across the top of the human foot evolved in a 3.5-million-year old human ancestor, enabling us to walk and run upright unlike all other primates.

View at Machu Picchu, probably the most famous Inca settlement recorded by the big data archaeology model.          Source: fife76 / Public Domain
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 13:58

Parker VanValkenburgh, an assistant professor of anthropology, curated a journal issue that explores the opportunities and challenges big data could bring to the field of archaeology.

The Ancient Greeks Had Alternative Facts Too
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 01:58

In an age of deepfakes and alternative facts, it can be tricky getting at the truth. But persuading others – or even yourself – what is true is not a challenge unique to the modern era. Even the ancient Greeks had to confront different realities.

From the royal tombs of Ur, the Standard of Ur mosaic, made of lapis lazuli and shell, shows peacetime. (Public Domain)
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 01:06

Although history textbooks often present information as if it is set in stone and firmly established, recent research into ancient civilization reveals one embarrassing fact that continuously seems to elude expert analysis. 

Representation of Greek wine under the sea. Source:  Christian Horras / Adobe stock
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 23:04

Researchers have recreated a 2,500-year-old ancient Greek winemaking technique that uses submerged grapes in the process.

Left: Archaeologists at the Canaanite temple excavation site in Lachish, Israel. Source: The Fourth Expedition To Lachish / Southern Adventist University. Right: (top) Two tiny figurines depicting 'smiting gods' (could be Baal and Resheph) that were found by the altar of the temple and (bottom) weapons and jewelry found at the site. Source: Tal Rogovski / Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 18:49

A rare 3,000-year-old Canaanite temple full of ancient religious artifacts has been unearthed in southern Israel.