In the Shadow of Angkor

Anniversary Issue Part 2: Journalist Julie Masis writes about incredible discoveries related to Southeast Asia's greatest ancient civilization.

Deciphering the Minoans

A brilliant pioneering scholar is paving a path that may eventually help crack Linear A, the ancient script of the Minoan civilization.

The Moses Scroll: Fake or Real?

Some scholars are now questioning the 136-year-old forgery verdict of a remarkable but controversial ancient document.

Saqqara: Gateway to Eternity

Archaeologists are unearthing tantalizing new finds that are shedding more light on our understanding of Egyptian mortuary cults.

Modeling Ancient Maya Landscapes

How LiDAR technology and traditional knowledge are converging to reveal the extent and complexity of ancient Maya settlement at El Pilar.

Heritage at Risk

Global warming challenges archaeologists to race to document and preserve at-risk heritage sites in the southeastern U.S. before they disappear forever.

Invisible Beauty

A new exhibit explores aesthetics and scale In everyday objects of the past at the Penn Museum.

When Rome Burned

Through historical records and archaeology, author Anthony Barrett relates a detailed accounting of the Great Fire of Rome and how it profoundly changed the empire’s history.

The First Wave

Discoveries at multiple sites are shedding new light on the earliest dispersal of modern humans out of Africa.

The Remarkable Skulls of Drimolen

Paleoanthropologist Stephanie Baker relates the amazing discovery of the world's oldest known Homo erectus, an early human ancestor.

Farmers and Warriors

Researchers suggest how the development of agriculture shaped cooperation, competition and conflict among ancient Native American populations.
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