The top 10 stories of Popular Archaeology's first 10 years.
Archaeologists unearth record of ancient Assyria’s demise
A cuneiform tablet discovered in southeastern Turkey documents a glimpse into the final days of the Assyrian Empire.
Ground-Truthing History at Jamestown
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.
The Update: Unearthing New Clues to America’s Lost Colony
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...
A National Treasure Tells the Story of Hawaii’s Heritage
Archaeology meets the public at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum.
The Once and Future Cobá
Best known for its Maya ruins, today’s living community of Cobá is set to get a major face lift.
Uncovering Mysteries on the Isle of Mull
Archaeologists are uncovering the unwritten history of an abandoned historical settlement in Scotland.
The Opulence Beneath: A Short Pictorial
Archaeologists have revealed rich homes of ancient Jerusalem’s priestly upper crust, from a time when Caiaphas and Jesus walked the Old City’s streets.
George Washington’s Forgotten Slaves
A team of archaeologists and volunteers are now uncovering the traces of long-forgotten and nameless graves of many of George Washington’s enslaved servants.
Archaeologists excavate a Late Bronze Age settlement in Portugal
Significant defensive structures and other features and artifacts are shedding light on a little-known Bronze Age culture.
Digging Irish History
Archaeologists uncover new finds, shedding light on the Gaelic people of the Emerald Isle.
The Ancient Workshop of Naxos
A promontory on the island of Naxos in the Greek Cyclades could hold some answers to questions about the passage of early humans and even earlier hominins through the...
Discovering Our Ingenious Early Human Ancestors
A globe-trotting archaeologist helps unearth clues to what made our prehistoric ancestors the ultimate survivors.
Faces from the Past
How an archaeologist-sculptor is bringing bones of the dead back to life.
Technology reveals inner secrets of iconic Renaissance building
Like non-invasive archaeology, state-of-the-art high tech imaging shows unseen features of the famous Renaissance period Baptistery of St. John in Florence.
Mysterious Maya ‘citadel’ begins to reveal its secrets
Working through extensive looters’ damage, archaeologists begin to piece together a puzzle of remarkable ancient Maya ingenuity.
The Unfolding Story of an Ice Age V.I.P.
A unique and special burial in a Spanish cave opens a window on a prehistoric culture.
El Mirón and the Red Lady
A Spanish cave and a unique burial offer a tantalizing glimpse on the lives of Ice Age hunter-gatherers in Europe
Digging in the Yard
Unearthing new history in the shadow of the U.S.'s oldest college building in Williamsburg, Virginia.