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Archaeology

What remains may be trash or treasure, but archaeology is the study of it all. Artifacts (tools, clothing, and decorations) and features (burial mounds and ancient cities) reveal how people lived during specific times and places.

Discover what archaeological finds tell us about those living in the past, and what our garbage says about living in the present.

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Tattoos

Tattoos

They’re a trend today, but archaeology brings to light the ancient practice of tattoos. Find out who, why, and how people inked their bodies thousands of years ago. More...

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Smithsonian
‘Entire Streets’ of Roman London Uncovered in the City

‘Entire Streets’ of Roman London Uncovered in the City

An amber gladiator amulet stands out among 10,000 coins, pottery, shoes, writing tablets, good luck charms, and other artifacts recently unearthed in London. Examine the historical value of these finds. More...

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BBC
10 of the World’s Biggest Unsolved Mysteries: Phaistos Disc

10 of the World’s Biggest Unsolved Mysteries: Phaistos Disc

Pressed into clay in the second millennium BC, the hieroglyphs on this disc aren’t invisible, but they might as well be. Find out the obstacle preventing anyone from cracking the code of this mysterious script. More...

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Mother Nature Network
Archaeology: Decapitated Gladiators Found in England?

Archaeology: Decapitated Gladiators Found in England?

The discovery of 80 Roman gladiator skeletons in England exposed some gruesome details about their deaths. Watch to see the clues archaeologists analyze to unveil more about ancient history. More...

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Discovery
Biblical Archeology

Biblical Archeology

Bible stories offer a vivid view of the ancient Israelites, the birth of monotheism, and more. Explore a time line of events that the archaeological record confirms. More...

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NOVA/PBS
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Colonial Boston Unearthed

Colonial Boston Unearthed

When Boston replaced an aging expressway, the city began its Big Dig — an archaeological treasure trove. Delve into very personal details revealed by the colonial artifacts. More...

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Archaeological Institute of America
Controversial Archaeological Sites Pictures

Controversial Archaeological Sites Pictures

Archaeological discoveries may invite more questions than answers or even elicit some arguments. Discover why some sites are surrounded in controversial topics. More...

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Discovery
Dig Deeper Quiz

Dig Deeper Quiz

Archaeology helps put together pieces of the past. Now it's your turn. Ace these quizzes to reveal the artifacts. More...

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BBC
Digging Archaeology

Digging Archaeology

Step into the world of archaeology with the SciGirls as they uncover thousand-year-old Native American artifacts at a Utah dig site. More...

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SciGirls/PBS
Guillermo de Anda, Underwater Archaeologist

Guillermo de Anda, Underwater Archaeologist

Underwater archaeologist Guillermo de Anda descends hundreds of feet into remote flooded caves dotting the Yucatán Peninsula landscape. Find out the human stories he’s searching for. More...

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National Geographic
Hunt the Ancestor

Hunt the Ancestor

Archaeologists use a variety of tools, but they face many challenges. Try to save a prehistoric burial and analyze your findings before you run out of time and money. More...

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BBC
Lost Cities Photos

Lost Cities Photos

Archaeology discloses details about long-gone empires, cultures, and peoples. See the features that remain of rediscovered cities around the globe, including Nimrud, Mesa Verde, and Great Zimbabwe. More...

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National Geographic
Sarah Parcak, Archaeologist

Sarah Parcak, Archaeologist

Satellite archaeology is transforming the way discoveries are made. Meet archaeologist Sarah Parcak, a pioneer in using new technology to unlock secrets from the past. More...

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National Geographic

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