Smart News History & Archaeology | Smithsonian feed for Smart News History & ArchaeologyenWed, 29 Oct 2014 13:12:31 +0000Ancient Easter Islanders Likely Sailed Back And Forth to South America 4,600-mile roundtrip couldn't have been easy—even for people who had already migrated from Polynesia in wooden outrigger canoesWed, 29 Oct 2014 13:12:31 +0000Stone Age Shelter in Peru is the Oldest, Highest Human Settlement found campfires and rock art at nearly 14,700 feet, suggesting ancient people lived high just 2,000 years after they reached South AmericaFri, 24 Oct 2014 17:31:14 +0000Wreckage of a Nazi U-Boat Was Found Off the Coast of North Carolina freighter lost in that skirmish was also discovered in the "graveyard of the Atlantic"Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:24:24 +0000Newest King Tut Theory: He Suffered Severe Disorders From Inbreeding included a club foot that prevented him from walking unaided Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:10:05 +0000You Don’t Even Want to Know About All the Stuff Living on Your Eyeball eyes can't escape the microbiomeWed, 22 Oct 2014 14:29:21 +0000Ex-Nazis Received Social Security Payments From America of former Nazis are suspected of collecting millions in Social Security in return for exiting the countryMon, 20 Oct 2014 17:01:34 +0000"Vampire Grave" in Bulgaria Holds a Skeleton With a Stake Through Its Heart skeleton likely fell victim to vampire hysteria that gripped Eastern Europe until relatively recently Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:27:13 +0000Amazing Artifacts From the History of Science Are Going Up for Auction if only we all had infinite moneyFri, 10 Oct 2014 20:43:33 +0000Rare Photo of Robert E. Lee's Slave Acquired by National Park Service photograph of Selina Gray and her children sold on eBay for $700Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:37:45 +0000Paisley Caves Added to National Register Of Historic Places of the earliest sites of evidence for human occupation of North AmericaThu, 09 Oct 2014 13:35:43 +0000Shipwreck Probably Not Santa Maria found off the coast of Haiti is probably not Santa MariaWed, 08 Oct 2014 17:00:58 +0000See Depression-Era Photos from Your Hometown of images collected to document rural life from 1934 to 1944 are available to peruse online through an interactive projectThu, 02 Oct 2014 17:23:40 +0000Archaeologists Think They’ve Found the Dungeon Where Dracula Was Kept the Impaler was likely held captive in Turkey's Tokat CastleThu, 02 Oct 2014 14:42:25 +0000One Very Old Canoe Could Help Explain How Polynesian Sailors Colonized New Zealand climate analysis and a very old canoe help researchers understand how the Polynesians got aroundTue, 30 Sep 2014 20:15:37 +0000Blood Vessels Left Imprint on 2,000 Year Old Mummy Egyptian mummy's skull contains the imprint of blood vessels surrounding its brain Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:05:07 +0000More Women Have Reproduced Than Men new study shows that more women than men have contributed to the human gene poolThu, 25 Sep 2014 14:45:12 +0000How Conversations Around Campfire Might Have Shaped Human Cognition And Culture can perhaps thank campfire story time for getting us where we are todayMon, 22 Sep 2014 19:05:08 +0000One of the U.K.'s Most Extraordinary Artifacts Was Likely Made by Children intricate work found on a dagger in 1808 was likely done by childrenFri, 19 Sep 2014 17:10:20 +0000This Skeleton Couple Has Been Holding Hands for 700 Years couple's remains are just one of the discoveries recently made in the "lost chapel" of St. MorrellFri, 19 Sep 2014 14:27:42 +0000Huge Structure in Israel Older Than Pyramids crescent-shaped stone pile may once have been a border marker Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:30:51 +0000The Waters Around San Francisco Conceal a Graveyard of Historic Ships of wrecks, potentially, await discovery and exploration Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:04:28 +0000Richard III Suffered Severe Head Wounds in Battle of the skeleton revels that he was likely not wearing a helmet when he died Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:53:52 +0000This Is How the Internet Reacted to Two Planes Crashing Into the WTC on 9/11/01 Metafilter page discussing 9/11 is still onlineThu, 11 Sep 2014 16:29:27 +0000Crowns, Beheadings, Rebellions—Bone Up on the History of Scottish Independence Before Next Week's Referendum vote that could change the direction of Scotland's future is a little over a week awayWed, 10 Sep 2014 17:51:02 +0000Sir John Franklin’s Doomed Ship Just Turned Up in the Arctic After 170 Years two ships disappeared in 1846 during a British expedition trying to map the Northwest PassageWed, 10 Sep 2014 13:54:01 +0000Summer Vacation Is Actually About City Kids, Not Farm Kids school breaks were really scheduled around farming needs, then kids would be in the classroom during the summer months Tue, 09 Sep 2014 18:50:07 +0000Newly Discovered Viking Fortress Could Have Been a Launch Point for Invading England ring-shaped complex could have been used as a military training groundTue, 09 Sep 2014 15:56:26 +0000Peaches Were Domesticated in China 7,500 Years Ago peach pits reveal the origins of this sweet fruitTue, 09 Sep 2014 14:37:25 +0000Case Solved on Jack the Ripper? Not So Fast author and a scientist claim to have proven the identity of the notorious 19th century killer, but others say the evidence is lackingMon, 08 Sep 2014 13:20:03 +0000Restoration Of Egypt’s Oldest Pyramid May Be Harming it to save the Pyramid of Djoser could be making things worseThu, 04 Sep 2014 13:58:07 +0000Dry Grass Hints That Stonehenge Was Once a Whole Circle find new evidence about the shape of Stonehenge Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:57:42 +0000At "Slaves' Hill," Some Workers Ate Better Than Others research suggests that the workers at copper mines in the Levant were valued workers, not slavesTue, 02 Sep 2014 17:08:38 +0000Neanderthal Carvings in a Gibraltar Cave Reveal Some of Europe's Oldest Known Artwork argue, however, that Homo sapiens are responsible for the etchings Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:41:22 +0000