Excavations for an aqueduct happened upon a fourth century B.C. chamber tomb, with four skeletons and funerary wares.
Category Archives: Archaeology and Anthropology
Part travelogue, part archaeological study, Craig Childs’s “Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America” reads like a docudrama — and doesn’t reflect reality.
The reconstruction of an underground army, one of China’s greatest treasures, would become an archaeologist’s crowning achievement.
Three new books tackle the ethical dilemmas of ethnographers who immerse themselves in other cultures.
A museum wasn’t sure whose head it had put on display. That’s when the F.B.I.’s forensic scientists were called in to crack the agency’s oldest case.
A second-century domus, or house, with at least 14 rooms and a fountain is the latest discovery to emerge during the construction of a new subway line.
The unique, life-size relief sculptures of humped creatures and other beasts of burden are about 2,000 years old, but little is known about their origins.
“First Sculpture” argues that our Stone Age ancestors created these objects not merely as tools, but as art. Can we ever really know for sure? The uncertainty is part of the pleasure of this show.
A new exhibition at the Madre contemporary art museum puts rarely seen ruins from Pompeii in contemporary confines.
Lebanon says the ancient sculpture, which dates from roughly 360 B.C., was looted and should be returned, but the owners say they have good title.