Smart News History & Archaeology | Smithsonian feed for Smart News History & ArchaeologyenWed, 28 Sep 2016 15:45:00 +0000Rule Allows Native Hawaiians to Form Their Own Government rule by the Interior Department will allow indigenous Hawaiians to vote on creating a sovereign government similar to those of Native American tribesWed, 28 Sep 2016 15:45:00 +0000Channel Childhoods Gone By With This Digital Archive of Victorian Children’s Books nursery rhymes to religious lectures, this digital archive shows how kids read in a bygone ageTue, 27 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0000This Documentary Series Will Teach You About World War I in Real Time week-by-week approach to the Great WarTue, 27 Sep 2016 15:00:00 +0000New DNA Analysis Shows How Cats Spread Around the World spread in two waves including moving around Europe on Viking ships, according to researchersTue, 27 Sep 2016 14:50:15 +0000An 1885 Ship Just Sailed Back to New York City a 16-month-long overhaul, the Wavertree has been restored to her former gloryTue, 27 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000This Letter Tells What Al Capone Was Up to in Alcatraz words: prison bandMon, 26 Sep 2016 15:42:54 +0000New DNA Analysis Shows Aboriginal Australians Are the World's Oldest Society group was the first to split after a single wave of migration out of Africa took place between 51,000 and 72,000 years ago, study showsFri, 23 Sep 2016 15:05:28 +0000Scientists Virtually Peek Inside Ancient Biblical Charred Scrolls completely burned Biblical text is now readableFri, 23 Sep 2016 14:18:58 +0000George Washington’s Biracial Family Is Getting New Recognition National Park Service is finally acknowledging the first president’s biracial familyThu, 22 Sep 2016 19:28:24 +0000Colombian Statue Heads Home After 80 Years slab figure disappeared from Colombia's National Musuem in 1939Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:18:28 +0000World's Oldest Fish Hooks Discovered in Okinawa 23,000-year-old barbs are made from snail shell. The discovery shows that early people had the resources to survive on the isolated islandTue, 20 Sep 2016 18:46:00 +0000A British Jail Is Paying Artistic Tribute to Oscar Wilde, its Most Famous Inmate Smith, Ai Weiwei and others envision what it's like to be <i>Inside</i>Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:41:25 +0000Skeleton Pulled From the Antikythera Shipwreck Could Give Clues to Life Aboard the Vessel hope to analyze DNA taken from a skeleton found among the wreckageTue, 20 Sep 2016 14:29:56 +0000A Brief History of America’s Complicated Relationship With Wild Horses iconic symbol of the Wild West has a tangled and controversial storyTue, 20 Sep 2016 10:00:00 +0000Amateur Archaeologist Discovers Significant Amount of Scotland's Ancient Rock Art and avid walker George Currie has catalogued 670 pieces of prehistoric rock art in the HighlandsMon, 19 Sep 2016 19:30:24 +0000A New Choral Work Was Inspired by the Death of Matthew Shepard“Considering Matthew Shepard” finds hope inside a story of hateMon, 19 Sep 2016 14:39:44 +0000Visit the Manuscript of 'Jane Eyre' in New York handwritten novel is in the United States for the first time—along with an exhibition of artifacts from Charlotte Brontë’s brief and brilliant lifeMon, 19 Sep 2016 13:49:19 +0000You Could Own F. Scott Fitzgerald’s House in the Victorian rowhouse where a career was bornFri, 16 Sep 2016 18:19:26 +0000The Oldest Lighthouse in the United States Just Celebrated 300 Years of Service Boston Light still welcomes sailors to Boston HarborFri, 16 Sep 2016 18:11:45 +0000Archaeologists Find Ancient Pot With Traces of 3,000-Year-Old Burnt Cheese ancient mishap gives researchers a peek into Bronze Age lifeFri, 16 Sep 2016 15:29:49 +0000Saplings From the 9/11 Survivor Tree Are Headed to Paris, San Bernardino and Orlando tree is a powerful symbol of resilience and life, even in the most tragic circumstancesFri, 16 Sep 2016 14:40:30 +0000The U.S. Government Is Suing for a Set of Lighthouse Lenses lenses could be worth up to $600,000Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:32:06 +0000Obama Declares the First Atlantic Ocean National Marine Monument the announcement of the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, Obama solidifies his legacy as an ocean guardianThu, 15 Sep 2016 20:05:47 +0000Earliest Evidence of Indigo Dye Found at Ancient Peruvian Burial Site dyed fabrics represent the earliest known use of indigo in the world, predating Egyptian samples by about 1,600 yearsThu, 15 Sep 2016 19:44:00 +0000New Analysis Shows Disputed Maya “Grolier Codex” Is the Real Deal long thought the document was forged, but a recent study suggests otherwiseThu, 15 Sep 2016 15:01:25 +0000Five Things to Know About the Most Recent Census Income Report’s up, but the picture is more complicated than thatThu, 15 Sep 2016 14:46:54 +0000Understanding the Controversy Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline to know as protesters and the oil company continue to clashWed, 14 Sep 2016 15:00:13 +0000The Woman in the Iconic V-J Day Kiss Photo Died at 92, Here's Her Story’s more to the image than meets the eyeWed, 14 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000Second Ship From Sir John Franklin's 19th-Century Expedition Found years and a day after its sister ship was discovered, Canadian researchers find the H.M.S. <i>Terror</i>Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:51:28 +0000Curators Are One Piece Closer to Solving the Mystery of Magritte’s Missing Painting<i>The Enchanted Pose</i> is coming back from the dead—one painted-over quarter at a timeTue, 13 Sep 2016 16:00:30 +0000These Early Infographics Illustrated the Plight of America’s Poor Kelley used hard numbers to effect changeMon, 12 Sep 2016 19:06:01 +0000This Digital Collection of Babe Ruth’s Scrapbooks Is a Piece of Home Run History Baseball Hall of Fame is sharing its collection with the internetFri, 09 Sep 2016 19:48:56 +0000Even Napoleon Had an Unpublished Manuscript, and Now It’s up for Auction handwritten novella captures his feelings toward love at age 26Fri, 09 Sep 2016 15:45:37 +0000Austria and Turkey Are Butting Heads Over an Archaeological Dig authorities have shut down a major dig early due to international tensionsFri, 09 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000Five Times Aleppo Was the Center of the World’s Attention the once-regal city survive this moment in the spotlight?Thu, 08 Sep 2016 18:25:33 +0000Why the U.S. Is Pledging Millions to Clean Up Bombs in Laos later, a once-secret war still threatens LaotiansThu, 08 Sep 2016 12:00:00 +0000Explore Skulls and Artifacts From a 16th-Century Warship <i>Mary Rose</i> was the pride of Henry VIII’s fleet before it sank at seaWed, 07 Sep 2016 16:10:22 +0000Fuel Your Design Obsession With 200,000 Newly Digitized Artifacts 30 centuries of design at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum without leaving your computerWed, 07 Sep 2016 15:00:10 +0000Remembering the Tasmanian Tiger, 80 Years After It Became Extinct, the animal’s memory is alive and well in AustraliaWed, 07 Sep 2016 11:00:00 +0000See the Marriage License From the Historic Loving Decision can see the document that led to the Supreme Court case that overturned laws barring interracial marriage in the U.S. on displayFri, 02 Sep 2016 18:44:00 +0000Scholars Uncover Secret Message from Mussolini dictator's self-image lives on deep beneath an obelisk he built to commemorate his own greatnessThu, 01 Sep 2016 14:53:30 +0000New York's Highest Court Has Expanded the Definition of What it Means to Be a Parent New York law, parental rights have now become more inclusiveWed, 31 Aug 2016 19:31:40 +0000You Can Thank These Depression-Era Workers for Your National Parks life in the Civilian Conservation Corps is preserved in a new National Park Service archiveTue, 30 Aug 2016 17:54:32 +0000The Remains of 400-Year-Old Scottish Soldiers Will Be Reburied in England soldiers were captured by Oliver Cromwell's forces following the Battle of DunbarTue, 30 Aug 2016 16:30:00 +0000Read a Chilling Letter From Bonnie and Clyde $40,000? You could own an angry letter from the vengeful duo Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:08:03 +0000After 52 Years, the War Between Colombia and the FARC Will End out of five of the decades-long conflict's dead were civiliansFri, 26 Aug 2016 18:07:28 +0000The Fight to Preserve Langston Hughes’ Harlem Home From Gentrification new kind of Harlem renaissance is threatening the home of one of America's greatest poetsFri, 26 Aug 2016 15:16:11 +0000Help Crowdsource the History of Wine University of California, Davis, is looking for online volunteers to help catalog and describe 5,200 wine labelsFri, 26 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000Ancient Egyptian Stories Will Be Published in English for the First Time from hieroglyphics on monuments, tombs and papyri, the book will present tales few outside of academia have readThu, 25 Aug 2016 16:34:48 +0000Publisher Set to Release Exact Replicas of the World's Most Mysterious Manuscript will be 898 copies made of the coded Voynich Manuscript, which has stumped scholars for over a centuryWed, 24 Aug 2016 20:10:40 +0000Scan Reveals Rare, 500-Year-Old Mesoamerican Manuscript imagery reveals hidden Mixtec paintings and glyphs on the 16-foot, deer-hide Codex SeldenWed, 24 Aug 2016 16:40:00 +0000Inside the Upcoming Memorial and Museum Dedicated to Lynching Victims slavery to segregation to mass incarcerationWed, 24 Aug 2016 16:25:10 +0000Harvard Just Launched a Fascinating Resource All About Bauhaus newly digitized collection is as ambitious as the art school it documentsTue, 23 Aug 2016 15:00:00 +0000Love Truman Capote? Buy His Ashes the sale of Capote’s earthy remains a gauche publicity stunt or an act worthy of the audacious author?Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:38:11 +0000A Guide to Ancient Magic antiquity, love or revenge was just a spell awayMon, 22 Aug 2016 15:15:00 +0000Five Places Where Confederate Monuments Have Recently Disappeared (or Soon Will) University's decision to rename a building to "Memorial Hall" is just one of many ongoing effortsFri, 19 Aug 2016 18:10:08 +0000DOJ Will Say Goodbye to Private Federal Prisons facilities for federal inmates will be phased out—but state use of the practice remainsFri, 19 Aug 2016 17:34:55 +0000This Olympic Medal Is Even Harder to Win Than the Gold International Olympic Committee values sportsmanship above all elseFri, 19 Aug 2016 15:06:43 +0000Explorers Find Second Oldest Shipwreck in the Great Lakes merchant sloop <i>Washington</i> went down in a storm in 1803 on Lake OntarioThu, 18 Aug 2016 18:57:55 +0000Use the Phrase “Polish Death Camps” in Poland and You May Go to Jail, saying that Nazi death camps were Polish could earn you three years in prisonThu, 18 Aug 2016 18:18:29 +0000Why the 1980 Olympic Village Is Now a Prison’s one way to deal with leftover infrastructureThu, 18 Aug 2016 15:42:59 +0000DNA Analysis Reveals What Ötzi the Iceman Wore to His Grave rocked surprisingly complex fashion for the Copper AgeThu, 18 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Dig to Find Fabled Nazi Gold Train Begins believe the Nazis stashed an armored train full of gold and weapons in tunnels in Poland's Owl MountainsWed, 17 Aug 2016 17:23:33 +0000The So-Called “Superhenge” Was Made of Wood, Not Stone research shows that the ancient structure was also taken down in a hurryWed, 17 Aug 2016 16:26:29 +0000Highest Peak in South Dakota Renamed for Oglala Lakota Medicine Man federal board has officially changed South Dakota's Harney Peak to Black Elk PeakTue, 16 Aug 2016 17:09:51 +0000Did the Ancient Greeks Engage in Human Sacrifice? remains uncovered at an altar to Zeus on Mount Lykaion may confirm legends about human sacrifice at the shrineFri, 12 Aug 2016 16:32:41 +0000Tourists in Hawaii Accidentally Discovered Ancient Petroglyphs stroke of luck on the beachFri, 12 Aug 2016 14:09:00 +0000The Rules About How to Address the U.S. Flag Came About Because No One Wanted to Look Like a Nazi the National Anthem, Americans are asked to put their right hands over their hearts. But why?Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:00:00 +0000Ancient Hominids Used These 250,000-Year-Old Tools for Butchery of blood on the prehistoric tools, suggest our ancestors had a much more varied diet than once thoughtThu, 11 Aug 2016 17:55:16 +0000World's Oldest Gold Object May Have Just Been Unearthed in Bulgaria small gold bead shows that Copper Age people in the Balkans were processing gold 6,500 years agoThu, 11 Aug 2016 17:21:05 +0000Germany Is Reworking the Commission That Handles Restitution for Nazi-Looted Art lackluster track record and controversial comments led to a shiftWed, 10 Aug 2016 18:47:10 +0000NASA Accidentally Sold a Precious Apollo Artifact seemingly simple bag is at the center of multiple lawsuitsWed, 10 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000Why India’s “Iron Lady” Went on a Hunger Strike for 16 Years Chanu Sharmila resisted a draconian law with her own bodyTue, 09 Aug 2016 17:56:50 +0000What Is the Role of the Emperor in Modern Japan? the role is ceremonial, abdication could mean a political battleMon, 08 Aug 2016 19:36:27 +0000Rare Maya Burial Temple Discovered in Belize at Xunantunich have uncovered the remains of a body and hieroglyphics that tell the story of the snake-head dynastyMon, 08 Aug 2016 19:01:56 +0000Last Journalists Exit the Birthplace of Modern News 300 years, Fleet Street, the London thoroughfare home to dozens of newspapers and thousands of reporters, becomes a tourist stopMon, 08 Aug 2016 16:07:04 +0000Original Pooh Bear Gets Makeover, Returns to New York Public Library and his friends are clean, fluffy and filled with stories Fri, 05 Aug 2016 15:16:31 +0000A Palace Was Unearthed Where Legend Places King Arthur's Birthplace at Tintagel uncover walls and artifacts from a Dark Ages complex likely used by local kingsFri, 05 Aug 2016 14:44:43 +0000New Observation Tower Is World's Thinnest's West Pier comes back to a crazy vertical viewing towerThu, 04 Aug 2016 18:42:27 +0000One of the Earliest Images of Skiing Was Destroyed by Youths Trying to “Improve It” petroglyph was made 5,000 years agoThu, 04 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000Meet Ava, a Bronze Age Woman From the Scottish Highlands forensic artist has recreated the face of a woman alive 3,700 years agoThu, 04 Aug 2016 12:00:00 +0000Diaries of Holocaust Architect Heinrich Himmler Discovered in Russia man who designed the Nazi concentration camps switched easily between recording domestic life and mass murderWed, 03 Aug 2016 17:15:39 +0000The Government Just Won a Long Legal Battle Over Rare Coins enigmatic Double Eagles are anything but trinketsWed, 03 Aug 2016 14:18:55 +0000Taiwan's President Issues First Formal Apology to Nation's Indigenous Peoples Ing-wen is also setting up new programs and implementing laws to guarantee basic rights for native inhabitantsTue, 02 Aug 2016 17:33:18 +0000This Ball of Thread Is 3,000 Years Old it is simply held in the wrong way, the priceless artifact could crumble to piecesTue, 02 Aug 2016 16:51:10 +0000Peru Cracks Down on Illegal Gold Miners boom in outlaw mining activity in the last five years is polluting rivers, poisoning people and destroying forests in the Peruvian AmazonMon, 01 Aug 2016 16:50:00 +0000