Popular Archaeology Releases the Winter 2018 Issue


Popular Archaeology Magazine is pleased to announce the publication of the Winter 2018 issue. In this issue, the following major feature articles are offered:


1. End of Empire: The Archaeological Excavations at Ziyaret Tepe (Premium Article)

Excavations have revealed a massive ancient Assyrian provincial capital, including a unique and remarkable glimpse into the demise of an ancient empire.


2. The Update: Unearthing New Clues to America’s Lost Colony (Free to the public)

New archaeological discoveries may help solve two of historic America’s most compelling mysteries: The fate of the “lost colony” and the elusive location of the first English settlement on Roanoke Island. (Updated and revised from a previous article, with additional new findings) 


3. Khirbet Qeiyafa, the Biblical Tradition and King David (Premium Article)

Author and excavation director Yosef Garfinkel summarizes the remarkable findings and implications from his excavation of an ancient early 10th century fortified city in Israel. 


4. Ground-Truthing History at Jamestown (Free to the public)

In his latest book, author and archaeologist William Kelso explains how archaeology has changed the face of history at the site of America’s first permanent English colony. 


5. Inside the Lost Grottoes of Maijishan (Free to the public)

Experts and Chinese officials are on a mission to preserve one of the world’s most magnificent yet least-known cultural treasures for posterity.  


6. Go Now to Shiloh (Premium Article) 

Archaeologists are beginning to shed renewed light on an ancient site — where, according to the biblical account, the tabernacle for the Ark of the Covenant may have once stood.  


I hope you will enjoy the new issue, and as always, we welcome your comments and suggestions for future issues.


Your partner in discovery,


Dan Mclerran


Popular Archaeology Magazine

As Founder and Editor of Popular Archaeology Magazine, Dan is a freelance writer and journalist specializing in archaeology.  He studied anthropology and archaeology in undergraduate and graduate school and has been an active participant on archaeological excavations in the U.S. and abroad.  He is the creator and administrator of Archaeological Digs, a popular weblog about archaeological excavation and field school opportunities.