The Barbarians at the Gates

Were the "barbarian" invasions of the western Roman Empire key to its collapse? The answer is more complex than most of us have thought.

Using LiDAR at El Pilar

Well before the recent media reports about the amazing discoveries of ancient Maya remains in Guatemala using laser technology, another team of pioneering scientists had already made equivalent discoveries...

Inside the Lost Grottoes of Maijishan

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

Go Now to Shiloh

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...

The Lost Cities of Ethiopia

Archaeologists and scholars crack the code of the historic Fra Mauro map to find long lost medieval cities in Ethiopia.

A Field Report: Preclassic Xnoha

Excavations in 2014 by the Maya Research Program at the ancient Maya site of Xno'ha uncovered Late Preclassic period finds.