archaeology
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
How the Global Bird-Poop Trade Created a Traveling Mummy Craze
Bird poop has been a favored fertilizer for centuries—and, it turns out, is an excellent preserver of human flesh.... READ ON
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Here's What a Neanderthal's Voice Might Have Sounded Like
Less grunting, more hoarse screaming.... READ ON
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9 Archaeological Sites of Biblical Importance
Archaeology might raise more questions about the bible than it answers, but that doesn’t stop millions of religious tourists from flocking to the Holy Land every year to walk in the footsteps of figures like Jesus and Moses.... READ ON
History
St. Nick's Real Hometown Is an Ancient City in Turkey Entombed in Mud
Welcome to Myra, where a Greek bishop became a power player in early Christianity.... READ ON
Geico
15 Incredible Discoveries That Were Hiding in Plain Sight
Presented by GEICO.... READ ON
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Archaeologists Find Traces of Human Organs and Disease in Iron-Age Pottery
The organs’ owner likely suffered a very unpleasant death, courtesy of hemorrhagic fever.... READ ON
Science
Woolly Mammoth Skeleton May Revise Experts' Timeline of Early America
The mammal appears to have been butchered 15,000 years ago, long before humans were thought to arrive in the region it was found.... READ ON
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Our Early Human Ancestor "Lucy" Spent Plenty of Time in the Trees
Researchers say her 3.2-million-year-old remains include heavily built arms and weaker legs like those of tree-dwelling chimpanzees.... READ ON
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Scientists Reveal the Secrets of the Capuchin Catacomb Mummies
The crypt has long been a religious site and morbid tourist attraction. But only recently has it also become a place for serious science.... READ ON
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Researchers Find 400-Year-Old Dentures in Italy
They were made with real human teeth.... READ ON
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
People Have Been Raising Turkeys in Mexico for 1500 Years
Archaeologists in Oaxaca uncovered turkey bones and eggs in various stages of development.... READ ON
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Shakespearean Theater Excavation Sheds Light on the Staging of ‘Henry V’
The theater's notable shape may have influenced the play.... READ ON
Science
Archaeologists Discover Pharaonic Boat Burial at the Ancient Site of Abydos
The boat's underground chamber is covered in detailed drawings of ancient watercraft.... READ ON
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
9000-Year-Old Polished Axe Uncovered in Ireland
It’s the oldest axe of its kind ever discovered.... READ ON
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Archaeologists Discover Rare Viking Tools in Danish Fortress
The iron equipment is the first direct piece of evidence that people once lived at the site.... READ ON
Stones, Bones & Wrecks
Exceptionally Well-Preserved Shipwreck Discovered in Lake Superior
Even some of the ship’s dishes remain on the shelves.... READ ON

Alan Shepard's longest golf shot on the lunar surface in 1971 only traveled about fifty feet.

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