Smart News History & Archaeology | Smithsonian feed for Smart News History & ArchaeologyenFri, 22 May 2015 16:30:00 +0000Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Once Helped Clear an Innocent Man of Murder his birthday, revist the mystery author's most famous caseFri, 22 May 2015 16:30:00 +0000Cyber-archeology May be the Way to Remember Artifacts Destroyed by Militants saving 3D models is the only way to offset some lost cultural artifacts Fri, 22 May 2015 16:30:00 +0000Humans May Have Domesticated Dogs Tens of Thousands of Years Earlier Than Thought analysis from an ancient wolf show just how complicated dog evolution wasFri, 22 May 2015 13:00:00 +0000Vikings Didn't Just Raid, They Traded Too artifacts found at Medieval market sites suggest the famed raiders tried the merchant thing firstFri, 22 May 2015 07:00:00 +0000Jerusalem is Running Out of Room for the Dead new project looks to save space by building modern catacombsWed, 20 May 2015 16:30:00 +0000This 1,500-Year-Old Skeleton May Belong to the Man That Brought Leprosy to Britain techniques show that the young man was in his 20s and likely ScandinavianMon, 18 May 2015 15:59:25 +0000Mysterious Shipwreck Reveals how the Spanish Built Their Boats for Captain Morgan’s fleet turns up treasure trove of Spanish cargoMon, 18 May 2015 05:00:00 +0000Science on a Shoestring: How Cuba’s Researchers Survived the Embargo normalized U.S.-Cuban relations make science easier in the once-isolated country? Sat, 16 May 2015 14:00:00 +0000How Do You Figure out Where the Very Center of the United States Is? different places have laid claim to the title since 1901.Thu, 14 May 2015 11:00:00 +0000A Third of Animal Mummies Contain no Animals at All discover ancient Egyptians peddled fake animal mummies.Wed, 13 May 2015 17:45:38 +0000Scientists Investigate a Medieval Mass Grave Under a French Supermarket work uncovered hundreds of individuals, perhaps all killed by disease at the same timeWed, 13 May 2015 17:40:24 +0000Happy Birthday to Inge Lehmann, the Woman Who Discovered Earth's Inner Core geologist used earthquakes to unravel the mystory of the Earth’s coreWed, 13 May 2015 16:39:06 +0000This Company is Turning Holocaust Survivor Interviews into Holograms are using new technology to keep Holocaust testimonies aliveWed, 13 May 2015 14:30:00 +0000The White House is Mostly a Reconstruction of the Original mansion may have been built over 200 years ago, but its skeleton was redone in the early 1950sTue, 12 May 2015 11:00:00 +0000Archivists Are Uncovering Lost Mark Twain Stories archives reveal Samuel Clemens, struggling journalistMon, 11 May 2015 15:00:00 +0000‘Captain Kidd’s Treasure’ Has Finally Been Discovered hope their discovery of a 121-pound bar of silver is just the beginningFri, 08 May 2015 17:30:00 +0000The Last Wooly Mammoths Died Isolated and Alone sequencing shows severe inbreeding contributed to the mammoths’ extinction.Fri, 08 May 2015 17:00:00 +0000Seventy Years Ago Today, Queen Elizabeth Secretly Partied with Commoners she became Elizabeth II, the then-princess slipped into London's streets incognito to celebrate Europe's victory over GermanyFri, 08 May 2015 14:36:39 +0000Here’s How to Fight Wearing 15th Century Armor Experts demonstrate some moves in a video while wearing full suits of plate armorFri, 08 May 2015 14:25:16 +0000John Quincy Adams Once Approved an Expedition to the Center of the Earth believed a man who said the Earth was hollowThu, 07 May 2015 18:34:35 +0000Ancient Pit Home Unearthed in a Salt Lake City Suburb points and other artifacts found in the 1,500-year-old homeThu, 07 May 2015 16:30:00 +0000Was the Loch Ness Monster Inspired by Earthquakes? one of many monsters that might have geological origins.Thu, 07 May 2015 16:00:00 +0000Probiotics Exist Thanks to a Man Who Drank Cholera man’s obsession with the immune system led to today’s probiotic fadThu, 07 May 2015 15:00:00 +0000Listen to the Newly Reconstructed, Very Creepy Voices of Thomas Edison’s Dolls lab figured out how to hear the rare talking dolls without damaging the original recordingsWed, 06 May 2015 17:00:00 +0000Why People Call Apartments 'Pads' slang term has a sordid pastWed, 06 May 2015 16:30:00 +0000Two French Towns Are Battling Over a Saint’s Remains Saint Bernadette be laid to rest in the town she made famous…or the one she chose to live in?Tue, 05 May 2015 17:00:00 +0000The Silk Road Never Really Existed is attempting to turn away from its isolated past with an immense new infrastructure projectTue, 05 May 2015 16:30:00 +0000How to Become a Fossil in Five Easy Steps to preserving your bones for future archaeologistsTue, 05 May 2015 16:00:00 +0000Germany Just Opened a Nazi Museum in the Party's Former Headquarters years later, Munich's mayor says the city is ready to "face up to its Nazi past" Fri, 01 May 2015 17:30:00 +0000Meet the Group of Scientists That Keeps Lenin’s 90-Year-Old Corpse Fresh years later, Vladimir Lenin’s body is still maintained by a Russian labFri, 01 May 2015 15:00:00 +0000Paper Airplanes Flew Decades Before Real Ones Did have been folding paper so it flies since at least the mid-19th centuryThu, 30 Apr 2015 12:30:00 +0000How "Operation Mummy’s Curse" is Helping Fight Terrorism illicit relics is the third most profitable wing of the black market, after drugs and weaponsTue, 28 Apr 2015 12:00:00 +0000Lake Michigan is So Clear Right Now its Shipwrecks Are Visible From the Air Coast Guard patrol spotted the wrecks in shallow waters that are only clear after the lake's ice melts and before summer sediment swirls and algae bloomsMon, 27 Apr 2015 17:42:29 +0000Nepal Struggles With the Loss of Lives, Cultural Treasures After Earthquake sites were damaged and destroyed in the 7.8 quakeMon, 27 Apr 2015 14:40:50 +0000How Settlers Wiped Out the Caribbean’s Rodents of Unusual Size eradication of rice rats in the Lesser Antilles was part of a massive mammal extinction eventFri, 24 Apr 2015 18:52:48 +0000How a Piano Dropped from a Helicopter Paved the Way For Woodstock Piano Drop set the stage for the outdoor rock festival Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:46:44 +0000Recently Translated Papyrus Details 1,900-Year-Old Hangover Cure disappointed by the effectiveness of this 1,900-year old remedy can instead peruse the eye surgery techniques in other ancient textsThu, 23 Apr 2015 15:26:11 +0000The Pony Express Was Short-Lived And Costly service only lasted 18 months, but became an important icon of the WestTue, 14 Apr 2015 16:55:51 +0000New York City Ran a Slave Market marker will acknowledge the bustling slave trade that helped build New YorkTue, 14 Apr 2015 14:15:45 +0000Tour the Theater Where Lincoln Was Assassinated on Google Street View years later, a new view of Ford’s TheatreTue, 14 Apr 2015 12:00:00 +0000How Rum Helped the U.S. Win Its Independence may was a key player in America's revolutionary daysMon, 13 Apr 2015 17:38:46 +0000Ancient Tech Could Help Solve Lima’s Water Crisis out Peru’s Wari people were excellent urban planners...and their 1,500-year-old 'amunas' could soon bring water to LimaFri, 10 Apr 2015 16:30:20 +0000Northern Europeans Were Not So Sold on Farming new study of ancient beads shows “an enduring cultural boundary” between northern and southern Europe during the Neolithic AgeThu, 09 Apr 2015 16:30:33 +0000This Little Kid Discovered a Dinosaur rare nodosaur has been found in a little boyThu, 09 Apr 2015 14:45:08 +0000How Did an Ottoman War Camel End Up in an Austrian Basement? think they have solved the mysteryWed, 08 Apr 2015 18:30:15 +0000Archaeologists Unfold World's Largest Underground City in Turkey find evidence to believe a site just discovered in 2012 could be a complex subsurface labyrinth Tue, 07 Apr 2015 16:36:39 +0000Early Flying Machines Were Just Weird’s a reason most designs didn’t stick aroundMon, 06 Apr 2015 13:30:57 +0000A Racing Car Built in 1910 Roars to Life Once More was unofficially the fastest car in its time and still impresses todayThu, 02 Apr 2015 19:00:10 +0000Here’s What the Apostles Ate at the Last Supper, charoset, and unleavened breadThu, 02 Apr 2015 17:00:02 +0000Isaac Newton’s Laundry List of Sin famous physicist kept a catalog of very human transgressions Wed, 01 Apr 2015 18:25:39 +0000This Ancient Egyptian Masterpiece Might Be Fake“Egypt’s Mona Lisa” is likely a shamWed, 01 Apr 2015 17:57:17 +0000There's New Information About Anne Frank's Death research challenges the notion that if the Frank sisters had lived a few days more, they’d have survived the warWed, 01 Apr 2015 15:02:40 +0000This Nasty Medieval Remedy Kills MRSA ancient brew could lead to modern-day drugs to fight the superbugTue, 31 Mar 2015 13:45:20 +0000Why These Stone-Age Farmers Took the Flesh Off Their Dead research shows evidence of an early burial rite Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:45:56 +0000Tree Grown From 2,000-Year-Old Seed Has Reproduced doesn’t have much on this rare piece of greenery sprouted from a seed discovered in an ancient Israeli siteThu, 26 Mar 2015 14:00:41 +0000That Time an Astronaut Smuggled a Corned Beef Sandwich To Space sandwich was a joke but its crumbs proved to be too much — for politicians, not for the missionWed, 25 Mar 2015 18:04:02 +0000