Dan McLerran

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.  

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 Once and Future Cobá

Best known for its Maya ruins, today’s living community of Cobá is set to get a major face lift.

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.

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...

Faces from the Past

How an archaeologist-sculptor is bringing bones of the dead back to life.

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.
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