Archaeological excavation has, historically, operated in a very hierarchical structure, according to archaeologist Allison Mickel. The history of the enterprise is deeply entangled with Western colonial and imperial pursuits, she says. Excavations have been, and often still are, according to Mickel, led by foreigners from the West, while dependent on the labor of scores of people from the local community to perform the manual labor of the dig.
Scientists from Russia and Uzbekistan found a unified fortification system that on the northern border of ancient Bactria. This country existed in the III century BC. The fortress found blocked the border and protected the oases of Bactria from the nomads raids.
Some people consider pufferfish, also known as fugu, a delicacy because of its unique and exquisite flavor, which is perhaps seasoned by knowledge that consumption of the fish could be deadly.
Ancient skeletons, some with flesh and hair preserved by the freezing conditions, lie in the shallow waters of Skeleton Lake in the Himalayas. The mysterious grave has been the stuff of local lore and scientific interest over the past century.
The history of the remote Easter Island has long been shrouded in mystery. Now, new research on ancient tools highlight how little we actually know of the ancient Rapa Nui people.
Road workers stumbled upon a great 4,000-year-old sphinx statue buried underground in Egypt. The newly discovered monument has yet to be extracted, but it is said to feature a lion's body and a man's head just like the Great Sphinx of Giza.
A forgotten Eighth Wonder of the World? Scientists confirmed the fate of New Zealand's Pink and White Terraces that used to be a breathtaking natural landmark until its disappearance in the 1800s.
How does a tribe of one even survive? Newly released footage and photos show how the Last of His Tribe is living on his own in the Amazon jungle under constant threat of attacks.
Human remains could be the key to uncovering the Stonehenge's secrets, offering new clues on who may have built the famous monument. Hint: the builders were potentially from out of town.
Archaeologists dug up 14,400-year-old flatbread from the Black Desert, but the fact that its remains lasted all these years isn't the most surprising part. Scientists say this discovery proves that bread actually came before agriculture and farming.
The majestic Stonehenge is still largely a mystery, but researchers say that the prehistoric monument were built using Pythagoras' theorem. The discovery shines a spotlight on Neolithic builders' great capabilities in astronomy and geometry.
Albert Einstein's travel diaries reveal a different side to the famed physicist. While he’s a celebrated humanitarian later in his life, excerpts on his Asian travels show that he used to harbor racist ideas on Chinese people.
Ancient footprints from before dinosaurs even ruled the Earth were just found in southern China, suggesting that animals developed appendages far earlier than we believe.
On the hunt for the most attractive women on Earth? It turns out many of them flock to the same cities around the world. Here are 100 of the best destinations for people looking to meet beautiful women.