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2018 north pole unassisted, unsupported expedition
The North Pole, often known as the home of Santa, is located on a floating ice pack situated in the Arctic Ocean in the northern hemisphere. Walking on frozen water, there is a risk of falling through...
Duration : Not Available
achill island, ireland 2017
Achill is the largest of the islands off the Irish coast and marks the most north westerly point of Ireland. The Achill Archaeological Field School (AAFS) was established in 1991 as a Training School ...
Duration : Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
bulgaria: apollonia
Ancient Apollonia Pontica (present-day Sozopol, Bulgaria) is one of the earliest towns on the Western Black Sea coast. The city was founded by Milesian colonists at the end of the 7th century BCE. As ...
Duration : May 2017 - Jun 2017
zominthos project
The ancient Minoans are best known as seafarers, but excavations at the site of Zominthos, nestled in a plateau on Mt. Ida, Crete’s highest mountain, have shown that they were also highlanders. This i...
Duration : Not Available
unlocking a civil war prison
ARCHAEOLOGY joined Bush and his crew in 2002 as they headed into the field to excavate barracks that once housed Confederate POWs....
Duration : Jan 2017 - Jun 2017
abel beth maacah
Though the site is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible and surveys have indicated extensive pre-Biblical Bronze Age occupation, Abel Beth Maacah had never been excavated before 2013. In the Bible, the city ...
Duration : Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
ashdod-yam, israel
The fate of Ashdod-Yam was always connected to the capital city of Ashdod, one of the five major Philistine cities during the Iron Age. After Ashdod revolted against the Assyrians in the late 8th cent...
Duration : Jul 2017 - Aug 2017
incan & wari archaeology project
One of the long-term goals of the Incan & Wari Archaeology Project is the investigation and mapping of unregistered structures and forms in Pikillaqta National Park. All volunteers work alongside Peru...
Duration : Jul 2017 - Aug 2017
archaelogy in romania
Our Archaeology placements in Romania are a wonderful way to learn about civilizations that have long since disappeared. Through clues, investigations, and practical research, you can attempt to recon...
Duration : Jul 2017 - Jul 2017
project deep gold
This expedition is an on going quest and currently active expedition to recover a large cargo of gold coins. This wasn\'t an American merchent ship in route from Europe to America. The Vessel sank in ...
Duration : Not Available
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A new Titanic? US and Canada prepare for worst as luxury Arctic cruise sets sail
Coast guard officials are training for catastrophe as melting sea ice opens up Northwest Passage allowing liner to cruise with 1,700 from Alaska to New York

On 13 April, coast guard officials from the US and Canada will trai...

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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....
NYT > Science
'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
Snowboard pioneer pledges funds to rebuild stone hut after fire
The founder of Burton Snowboards has pledged to donate more than $100,000 to rebuild a historic stone cabin on Vermont's highest mountain after his sons caused an accidental fire that gutted the building....
Boston.com -- Latest news
Discovery News: Seas Are Rising at Fastest Pace in 2,800 Years
The world’s oceans are rising at a faster rate than any time in the past 2,800 years, and might even have fallen without the influence of human-driven climate change, researchers say....
WHOI In The News
30 years since Challenger: Teacher-in-Space finalists gather
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of educators who competed alongside Christa McAuliffe to become the first teacher in space gathered Thursday to remember the seven astronauts who perished aboard Challenger 30 years ago. ...
Denver Post: News: Breaking
An ancestor of the rabbit connects Europe and Asia
The species Amphilagus tomidai was recently discovered - an ancestor of the rabbit which lived in present-day Siberia during the Miocene, about 14 million years ago. The discovery of this mammal, belonging to a family which was th...
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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...
Too Much Carbon Dioxide May Have Caused Earth’s Worst Mass Extinction
So much for carbon dioxide being a “harmless” gas.The worst mass extinction in Earth’s history may have been caused by huge amounts of carbon dioxide that accumulated in the atmosphere and the ocean after colossal volcanic eruptio...
Rare sperm whale caught on tape
The Gulf exploration crew that made headlines in 2014 for spotting ghost sharks, dumbo octopuses, vampire squids from hell, a sunken Nazi war boat and other oddities has made its first big discovery of a new season at sea. This...
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. ...
New Study:Tasmanian Swift Parrot is on Brink of Extinction
The swift parrot is the only recognized species of the genus Lathamus. It is a slim, medium-sized parrot about 25 cm long. It weighs about 65 g and has a wingspan of between 32 and 36 cm. It is bright green with red around the ...
Archaeologists Unearth Ottoman War Camel in Austria
“The partly excavated skeleton was at first suspected to be a large horse or cattle. But one look at the cervical vertebrae, the lower jaw and the metacarpal bones immediately revealed that this was a camel,” said Dr Galik, who is...
Royal Entryway Discovered at Herod’s Palace
A monumental entryway to the Herodian Hilltop Palace at Herodium National Park has been unearthed by a team from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The entryway features a complex system of arches spanning its width on three sepa...
Ability to consume alcohol may have shaped primate evolution
Craving a stiff drink after the holiday weekend? Your desire to consume alcohol, as well as your body’s ability to break down the ethanol that makes you tipsy, dates back about 10 million years, researchers have discovered. The ne...
2014 set to be world's hottest year ever
The world is on course for the hottest year ever in 2014, the United Nations weather agency said on Wednesday, heightening the sense of urgency around climate change negotiations underway in Lima. Preliminary estimates from the Wo...
Behind Tomb Connected to Alexander the Great, Intrigue Worthy of
Over the past three months, archaeologist Katerina Peristeri and her team have made a series of tantalizing discoveries in the tomb, from columns sculpted masterfully in the shapes of young women to a mosaic floor depicting the ab...
National Geographic News
Richard III was blue-eyed, blond, but should he have been king?
New DNA tests reveal Britain's long-lost King Richard III was blue-eyed and likely blond-haired, but they also raise intriguing questions over whether he -- and other monarchs before and since -- should have been on the throne at ...
Mama Mia Mantis
Will global warming bring more butterflies to northern Europe? Can more species now live in the Arctic and Antarctic? We have to allow for changing habitat and even habitat preferences, if we are going to face the true character o...
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