Frontal and lateral view of a Muna-type (AD 750-900) paneled flask with distinctive serrated-edge decoration. Credit: WSU Scientists have identified the presence of a non-tobacco plant in ancient Maya drug containers for the first time. The Washington State University researchers detected Mexican marigold (Tagetes lucida) in residues taken from 14 […]

Egypt’s Aswan High Dam and Lake Nasser: the building of the dam was spearheaded in the early 1950s by charismatic pan-Arabist president Gamal Abdel Nasser Half a century since Egypt’s ground-breaking Aswan dam was inaugurated with much fanfare, harnessing the Nile for hydropower and irrigation, the giant barrier is still […]

The Mekong from Phou si. Credit: Wikipedia 813 years of annual river discharge at 62 stations, 41 rivers in 16 countries, from 1200 to 2012. That is what researchers at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) produced after two years of research in order to better understand past […]

UV fluorescence examination. Credit: The authors Analyses of the materials in the scrolls helps put the object into a historical context and guides conservators in future restoration efforts. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but capturing multiple images of an artifact across the electromagnetic spectrum can tell a […]

A number of the larger roundhouses were burned down and the defensive enclosure cleared during the late First Century AD OXFORD ARCHAEOLOGY EAST The destruction of a “clearly high status” Iron Age village “may represent reprisals after the Boudiccan revolt”, an archaeologist has said. More than 17 roundhouses were discovered […]

Major Jesse Marcel, head intelligence officer at the Roswell Army Air Field, investigated and recovered some of the debris from the Roswell UFO site in 1947. (Image: © Universal History Archive/ Universal Images Group via Getty Images) A long-hidden diary belonging to a U.S. intelligence officer has rekindled research into […]