Expedition Directory - Anthropology/Archaeology
city of an ancient league
Located among the well-watered fields of northern Jordan, the ancient city of Abila was once part of the Decapolis—a league of ten cities that formed a Hellenistic or Greco-Roman confederation located...
Duration : Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
antiochia ad cragumm
Join the Antiochia ad Cragum Archaeological Research Project for its fifth archaeological field school in 2015. Antiochia ad Cragum is located on the south-central coast of Turkey in ancient Rough Cil...
Duration : Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
under pompeii
The Underwater Pompeii site is located in the Bay of Naples and is managed by Baia Underwater Park. Underwater surveys show that Roman buildings are about 400 meters away from the present coastline, a...
Duration : Apr 2016 - Nov 2016
buried celts
Just over 1,000 feet outside the Roman settlement of Pintia in northern central Spain sits the largely undisturbed Iron Age cemetery of Las Ruedas. Since 2004, archaeologists working at the site have ...
Duration : Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
excavating the roman empire in britain
Earthwatch volunteers at the South Shields Roman Fort have helped in mapping more than 1,000 square yards of pre-Roman and Roman settlements and excavating jewelry, armor, and ceramics....
Duration : Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
belize deep cave exploration & archaeological project
An archeological expedition to the jungle of Belize, exploring and surveying a cave over 60 meters (200 feet) deep in search of fossils and Mayan artifacts...
Duration : Not Available
expedition nepal 2010
•To compare the abundance of Apodemus gurkha in natural habitats to that of the distribution in anthropogenically influenced areas •To assess the impact of human activities on the Apodemus gurkha by a...
Duration : Not Available
the archaeology of inundated late pleistocene landscapes in the northeastern gulf of mexi...
In the fall of 1807, U.S. President Thomas Jefferson dispatched William Clark to the fossil quarry at Big Bone Lick in Kentucky to collect, if possible, a complete mastodon skeleton. This unusual miss...
Duration : Not Available
china-yangguanzhai
he Yangguanzhai Neolithic site in the Wei River Valley was discovered in 2004. Located in the area from which the earliest Chinese dynasties emerged, the site contains rich deposits of Neolithic house...
Duration : Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
archaeology of the mongolian steppe
The Ikh Nart Nature Reserve in Mongolia is a magnificent region of semiarid grasslands and rocky outcrops. For years, Earthwatch teams have worked to study and conserve the area’s wildlife. Under the ...
Duration : Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
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5 Unsolved Mysteries of King Tut's Tomb
A recent imaging scan hints at hidden chambers that could offer insights into questions surrounding the life and death of the boy pharaoh and his place in Egyptian history ...
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Giant Siberian unicorn may have existed at the same time as humans, fossil find hints
Our ancestors could have come face to face with the mammoth-sized rhino in Kazakhstan....
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Discovery of Navy Shipwreck Solves 95-Year-Old Mystery
The U.S.S. Conestoga, a Navy tugboat that disappeared in 1921, has been found in shark-infested waters about 30 miles west of San Francisco....
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Science shed new light on the life and death of medieval king Erik
The saint's legend speaks of a king who died a dramatic death in battle outside the church in Uppsala, Sweden, where he had just celebrated mass. But what can modern science tell us about his remains? A research project now reveal...
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Sacred temple from 16th century that was hidden emerges from lake due to severe drought
The severe lack of rain in recent months has meant that the waters of the Benito Juarez Dam are forty per cent lower than their normal level ...
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What lies beneath: Britain's eerie secret 'Atlantis towns' hidden from view by icy water
There are long-lost secrets of towns and villages that were literally flooded to make way for reservoirs in the early to mid 20th century ...
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Why Did Ancient Europeans Disappear 14,500 Years Ago?
Genetic analysis shows some of Europe's earliest inhabitants mysteriously vanished toward the end of the last ice age and were largely replaced by others....
Discovery News - Top Stories
'Space Archaeologists' Show Spike in Looting at Egypt's Ancient Sites
Scientists used satellite images to monitor pyramids, tombs and buried cities from 2002 to 2013...
Scientific American
Beaten-Up Dinosaur Lived Through Intense Pain
A large, meat-eating dinosaur endured severe pain for months and possibly years after a violent encounter....
Discovery News - Top Stories
Mysterious Icon Found at Bethlehem Church
The centuries-old icon, found under layers of plaster, is made of brass, silver, shells and stones....
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What was Earth's first animal? New study finally offers an answer
The first animal to evolve on Earth was probably a sponge that existed around 640 million years ago. ...
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The ugliest fossil reptiles who roamed China
Long before the dinosaurs, hefty herbivores called pareiasaurs ruled Earth. Now, for the first time, a detailed investigation of all Chinese specimens of these creatures -- often described as the 'ugliest fossil reptiles' -- has b...
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Bones found at prison may belong to real-life Tess of the D'Urbervilles
Archaeologists discovery could be remains of Martha Brown, whose public hanging was watched by Thomas Hardy. Archaeologists may have unearthed the remains of a woman whose execution had a lasting impact on the writer ...
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500 million-year-old fossils show how extinct organisms attacked their prey
Most fossils preserve the physical remains of organisms and their structure; however, geologists and paleobiologists recently found fossils that show the behaviors of predators preserved as traces in ancient sediments. Thus, fossi...
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Neanderthal-Human Sex Happened Earlier
A Neanderthal woman from Siberia with human DNA may suggest we should no longer consider Neanderthals separate from the human race....
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Fossils Shed New Light on Human and Gorilla Split
The finding could help resolve a controversy over the continent where the ape and human lineages first evolved, according to researchers ...
Scientific American
Ancient Footprints Discovered in Arizona
The 2,500-year-old footprints of a family strolling through a field are evidence of early agriculture...
Scientific American
The aftermath of 1492: Study shows how Native American depopulation impacted ecology
Among the Pueblo Indians of northern New Mexico, disease didn't break out until nearly a century after their first contact with Europeans, following the establishment of mission churches in the seventeenth century, a team of resea...
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Massive Mississippi Floods May Have Wiped Out Ancient Civilization
Massive floods in the Mississippi River valley may have wiped out an ancient civilization, according to a new study. Cahokia were the largest prehistoric settlement in the Americas north of Mexico until the year 1200 AD, when the...
Prehistoric Bone-Devouring Worms Fed on Carcasses of Plesiosaurs
Osedax worms, also known as bone worms, zombie worms, or bone-eating worms, were first discovered on a whale carcass in 2002. There are more than 10 species that can be found in oceans across the globe at depths of up to 4 km. ...
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