Archeology

tech-science

This Ancient Prince's Tomb Was Found Between a Pub and a Supermarket

Scientists unveil new insights about the 6th century 'Prince of Prittlewell.'
Becky Ferreira
5.9.19
Motherboard

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
beer

This Is What 5,000-Year-Old Beer Tastes Like

Stanford University researchers discovered the ancient recipe in northwest China—and now a Beijing brewpub is serving their own version.
Jamie Fullerton
5.22.17
Science

Archeologists Say We Can Blame the Patriarchy on Meat

A new study found that men started to dominate once they increased the meat in their diets, while women ate mostly grains.
Mitchell Sunderland
5.10.17
england

Archeologists Were Wrong About 'Superhenge'

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

Archaeologists Discover Tools that Prehistoric Butchers Used 250,000 Years Ago

How many nights have you listlessly laid awake in your bed and stared into the inky abyss of the night sky wondering the following: “Just what in the hell did early man use to butcher rhinos in their quest for Stone Age sustenance?”
Alex Swerdloff
8.10.16
Cheese

This Is What 340-Year-Old Shipwrecked Cheese Smells Like

The tin containing “dairy product, butter, or cheese” was found in a 17th-century shipwreck off the coast of Sweden last week.
Phoebe Hurst
8.3.16
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