Archaeology

Navigating Space Archaeology

Sarah Parcak is a space archaeologist. And, with National Geographic’s help, she wants you to be one, too. An Egyptologist by training (that’s the “archaeologist” part of her title), Parcak uses satellite imagery (there’s the “space” part) ...

National Geographic Society Unveils 2016 Class of Emerging Explorers: 13 Pioneers Represent Next Generation of Scientists and Visionaries Pushing the Boundaries of Discovery and Global Exploration

Today, the National Geographic Society announced its 2016 class of Emerging Explorers, a group of 13 inspiring individuals from around the globe whose unconventional thinking and innovations are changing the world for the better. The Emerging Explorers Program recognizes and supports uniquely ...

Call for Scientists to Join Rising Star Workshop 2014

Unearthing more than 1200 early hominin fossil elements in November 2013, the Rising Star Expedition produced more material than one scientist or traditional paleoanthropological team could process in several years. That inspired project leader Lee Berger and his collaborators come up with ...

Hangout With Hi-Tech Explorers

Join us for our next Google+ Hangout as we explore the cutting-edge technology that allows us to perceive the formerly unseen. From the glaciers of Antarctica to cold outer space, both of our guests are using technology in extreme places ...

Did Ancient Peoples Bless Their Houses With Eggs?

Sardis, an ancient city in modern-day Turkey, has been the site of archeological expeditions since 1910 and is still churning out new finds today. But this past July archaeologists working at the site found something particularly unusual: 2,000-year-old eggs, likely meant ...

Blood Found in Mosquito Fossil: “One of a Kind”

We officially have fossil evidence that the whining bane of many a summer night was busy sucking blood as far back as 46 million years ago, a new study says. Scientists have discovered blood in a mosquito fossil in the oil ...

Mastodon Tooth Turns Up Among Charity Items

Old valuables turn up at garage sales with welcome regularity, including some items that belong in art museums. Seldom, though, do old discards turn out to be more than 10,000 years old and interesting enough to be displayed in a scientific ...

Europe’s Early Settlers Uncovered

Europe’s Stone Age settlers migrated in waves that replaced older hunter-gatherer cultures, suggests a study that looks at European DNA, both ancient and modern. The results reported in the journal, Science, answer questions about the peopling of modern-day Europe. ...

Returning Maya Ancestors to Their Place of Origin

The Mayapán Taboo Cenote Project will undertake an extensive exploration of the underwater cave, Cenote Sac Uayum, to document 20+ submerged skeletons and artifacts. Team leader and National Geographic Grantee Bradley Russell will also investigate the modern belief that a ...

Returning Maya Ancestors to Their Place of Origin

The Mayapán Taboo Cenote Project will undertake an extensive exploration of the underwater cave, Cenote Sac Uayum, to document 20+ submerged skeletons and artifacts. Team leader and National Geographic Grantee Bradley Russell will also investigate the modern belief that a ...

NatGeo’s 1st. Archaeology Student Award in Guatemala

The International Maya Symposium held every year in Guatemala City brings the best archaeological discoveries of the season to the National Museum.  It is a gathering of academics, scientists, epigraphers, the public and archaeology students that currently participate in research ...

NatGeo’s 1st. Archaeology Student Award in Guatemala

The International Maya Symposium held every year in Guatemala City brings the best archaeological discoveries of the season to the National Museum.  It is a gathering of academics, scientists, epigraphers, the public and archaeology students that currently participate in research ...

Where Feathered Serpents Wait

The Mayapán Taboo Cenote Project will undertake an extensive exploration of the underwater cave, Cenote Sac Uayum, to document 20+ submerged skeletons and artifacts. Team leader and National Geographic Grantee Bradley Russell will also investigate the modern belief that a ...