Smart News History & Archaeology | Smithsonian feed for Smart News History & ArchaeologyenTue, 30 Sep 2014 20:15:37 +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 +0000The First People to Settle Across North America's Arctic Regions Were Isolated for 4,000 Years research shows that the first humans in the Arctic lived there for nearly 4,000 yearsThu, 28 Aug 2014 18:22:53 +0000Is This the Most Efficient Way To Build the Pyramids? new physics study shows another possible method for how the pyramids of Egypt were constructedThu, 28 Aug 2014 15:15:56 +0000Two Maya Cities Found in Mexican Jungle of the sites was re-discovered after being lost for decades Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:00:51 +0000New Analysis Suggests Utah’s Famous Rock Art Is Surprisingly Recent impressive Barrier Canyon Style images hold clues to the identity of their mysterious paintersTue, 26 Aug 2014 18:07:31 +0000How British Soldiers’ Gear Has Changed Over the Last 1,000 Years Thom Atkinson traces the evolution of wooden spears to sniper rifles Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:21:04 +0000People in the Stone Age Were Fans of Escargot new study pushes back the date of land snails being consumed in the Mediterranean Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:16:13 +0000Before He Died, Richard III Lived Large chemistry sheds light on the monarch's shifting diet throughout his brief lifeTue, 19 Aug 2014 13:14:26 +0000200-Year-Old Alcohol Found in Shipwreck Is Still Drinkable found the liquid, originally thought to be mineral water, was actually over-aged boozeMon, 18 Aug 2014 18:20:08 +0000How an American Missionary Helped Capture the First Panda Given to the U.S."Missionaries sometimes have to tackle strange and unusual jobs," David Graham wrote.Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:59:57 +0000America’s Tumbleweeds Are Actually Russian Invaders say the tumbleweed's takeover of the American West was the most aggressive weed invasion in our country's history Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:33:34 +0000The First Ancient Egyptian Mummies Might Have Appeared 1,500 Years Earlier Than Egyptologists Thought were embalming their dead as far back as 4,100 B.C.Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:26:37 +0000Watch How the Cultural Hubs of Civilization Have Shifted Over Centuries study follows the births and deaths of notable peopleMon, 11 Aug 2014 17:20:39 +0000Evidence Shows Neanderthals Ate Birds was apparently on the neanderthal menu for over 40,000 years in Gibraltar Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:37:56 +0000Irbil, the Iraqi City the US Is Now Defending, Is One of the Oldest Continuously Inhabited Places in the World, Iraq, has a long, long, long historyFri, 08 Aug 2014 14:55:30 +0000Humanity’s Legacy Might Be The Holes We Leave Behind last remnants of human civilizations might be the holes we carve into the earthWed, 06 Aug 2014 17:33:30 +0000The Flores "Hobbit" Might Not Be a New Species at All long-standing debate on the original findings has been reignited Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:05:12 +0000These Diaries, of Poet Siegfried Sassoon, Capture the Chaos of WWI Sassoon's poems captured life in the trenches of WWIMon, 04 Aug 2014 13:43:31 +0000