Expedition Directory - Anthropology/Archaeology
mammoth graveyard in south dakota
When a construction crew bulldozed over land in Hot Springs, South Dakota, in 1974, they were stunned to find a mass gravesite for Columbian mammoths, a species that lived in North America until about...
Duration : Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
human origins: southwest france and northern spain
Trace the footsteps of early humans as we explore the cradles of prehistoric civilization in southwest France and on Spain’s northern coast. On an expedition designed with the help of paleoanthropolog...
Duration : Apr 2014 - Oct 2014
excavating the roman empire in britain - weekender
Arbeia, the Roman fort overlooking the River Tyne and its harbor, was one of the largest and busiest supply depots in the northern Roman Empire. Hadrian’s Wall, just four miles (6.4 kilometers) from A...
Duration : May 2014 - Sep 2014
encountering the prehistoric people of new mexico
Obsidian: people used this gleaming black rock for centuries to make arrowheads, knives, and other essential tools. On this expedition, you’ll help archaeologists investigate prehistoric obsidian quar...
Duration : Sep 2014 - Oct 2014
unearthing ancient history in tuscany
Help excavate, study, and conserve the ancient seaside city of Populonia, an ancient center of metalworking and trade. Your team will focus on two fascinating sites: the almost unexcavated Etruscan ce...
Duration : May 2014 - Oct 2014
uncovering the mysteries of ancient colorado
Around the globe, humans made a critical transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture. This radical change set in motion many transformations in human population size, social organization, and...
Duration : Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
origins of angkor
The great complex of Angkor was the seat of the Khmer Empire from A.D. 800 to 1400. The ruins provide intricate and beautiful evidence that can tell historians a great deal about how the culture and s...
Duration : Dec 2013 - Feb 2014
jezreel expedition
We are returning to Jezreel because it is an amazing site with a long history that reflects the rich cultural heritage of the area. Perched on the foothills of the Gilboa mountain range it commands an...
Duration : May 2014 - Jun 2014
mongolia valley khans project
The Valley of the Khans Project is a nondestructive archaeological survey utilizing modern digital tools from a variety of disciplines, including digital imagery, computer vision, nondestructive surve...
Duration : Not Available
expedition to guyana
The Wai Wai, known as ‘Children of the Forest’ inhabit the tropical rain forest in the deep south of Guyana and their presence is essential if intrusions by illegal loggers and diamond miners from Bra...
Duration : Oct 2010 - Oct 2010
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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....
Discovery News - Top Stories
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....
Discovery News - Top Stories
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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