The archeological site of Antongona             Source: Photo by Tom Brouns
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 01:30

Madagascar is an island nation off the southeast coast of Africa and is most famous for its exquisite environment and unique wildlife, especially lemurs. It is the 4th largest island in the world. 

Close up of the marvelous design of the Great Dish of the Mildenhall Treasure.           Source: Ian
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 23:02

A community in England is demanding that one of Britain’s finest treasure finds, famously written about by Roald Dahl, be renamed. It is angered that the treasure is called after a neighboring community. 

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.