Asian jade is losing its luster as styles change and more counterfeiters enter the market. More and more people are turning to Guatemalan jadeite, a harder, tougher form of jade, and with some wonderful history and mythology as a bonus.
How old civilizations tamed springs, stored the precious fluid, and incorporated water devices into their mythology can be telling. Such nuggets reveal unexpected genius and even solve some riddles.
Rare intact Roman tomb found by construction workers. The Tomb of the Athlete’ includes four bodies, a coin, offerings of chicken, rabbit and lamb and strigils, the symbol of Roman sportsmen.
This article suggests a list of some of the best archaeological sites in the world. A brief summary explains the historical and archaeological significance of each site.
From archaeologists who risked their lives to the experts that reported dodgy colleagues, here are six times the good guys won.
Citizens of prehistory had to make do without a lot of tools taken for granted today. But that didn't stop their nifty attempts to make life easier.
Agricultural lands are big players in the discovery game. Forget pottery shards; farms can yield gold, graves, technology, priceless art and new mysteries.
Howard Carter was a famous archaeologist who made one of the most famous discoveries of all time: King Tut's tomb!
This list shows the 10 best geoglyphs on the planet and highlights their importance to science, the history of civilization and pop culture.
Discusses the domestication of animals and plants during the Neolithic Revolution, including how domestication occurred in different regions, why domestication occurred, and its consequences.
Blue is many people's favourite colour, but blue pigments were difficult and costly for ancient civilisations to produce. So what was the story of the colour blue in the ancient world?
It would be impossible to visit Ireland's Dingle Peninsula without seeing a clochán, more commonly known as a beehive hut. Who built them, and how old are they?
This article lists 10 of the most impressive lost cities in the world. It also provides a short history of each city and explores why and how each one was lost to the outside world.
Are American and Chinese ginseng similar? If they are, what other similarities exist between the East and West? Find out about pyramids, hieroglyphics, and other connections between cultures.