Historic ErasHistoric eras—including prehistory, ancient and modern history—represent time viewed through the lens of human events
When Moses Asch (1905-1986) founded a tiny record label called Folkways with Marian Distler (1919-1964) in 1948, he wanted to be a resource for musicians to document the "entire world of sound."And by that, he really did mean the entire world. Between the label's founding and Asch's death in 1986,...
July 03, 2010 | By Erica R. Hendry
Saturday, July 3MEXICOCuentacuentos (Story Telling)11:00 AM-12:00 PM Radio Bilingüe12:00 PM-1:00 PM Cultural Conversations1:00 PM-2:00 PM Fiesta Traditions2:00 PM-3:00 PM Culture and Natural Resources3:00 PM-4:00 PM Craft Traditions and Natural Materials4:00 PM-4:45 PM Jaranero Movement4:45 PM-5:3...
July 03, 2010 | By Brandon Springer
Excavations of villas where Roman emperors escaped the office are giving archaeologists new insights into the imperial way of life
June 2010 | By Paul Bennett
Prohibition couldn't have happened without Wheeler, who foisted temperance on a thirsty nation 90 years ago
May 2010 | By Daniel Okrent
An avowed paganist in a time of religious strife, Hypatia was also one of the first women to study math, astronomy and philosophy
March 15, 2010 | By Sarah Zielinski
A series of statues by sculptor John Gurche brings us face to face with our early ancestors
March 2010 | By Abigail Tucker
A rare cache of hominid fossils from the Kurdistan area of northern Iraq offers a window on Neanderthal culture
March 2010 | By Owen Edwards
Using government documents, author Angela Walton-Raji traced her ancestors to the slaves owned by American Indians
February 17, 2010 | By Katy June-Friesen
After decades of research, American archaeologist Mark Lehner has some answers about the mysteries of the Egyptian colossus
February 2010 | By Evan Hadingham
Resolving the dispute over authorship of the ancient manuscripts could have far-reaching implications for Christianity and Judaism
January 2010 | By Andrew Lawler
Every year since 1967, more than one million people gather on the National Mall over two weeks for cultural immersion and exploration. Last year, visitors learned about the power of words in African American culture, the culture of Wales and music in Latino culture. The three programs for the 2010 ...
December 09, 2009 | By Abby Callard
A musical rite of the holiday season, the Baroque-era oratorio still awes listeners 250 years after the composer's death
December 2009 | By Jonathan Kandell
Two obscure 16th-century German scholars named the American continent and changed the way people thought about the world
December 2009 | By Toby Lester
An amateur archaeologist says he's discovered the world's oldest pyramids in the Balkans. But many experts remain dubious
December 2009 | By Colin Woodard
One of the oldest archaeological sites not on a heritage list, this Pacific state, like Easter Island, is an engineering marvel
November 03, 2009 | By Christopher Pala
As demand for its antiquities soars, the West African country is losing its most prized artifacts to illegal sellers and smugglers
November 2009 | By Joshua Hammer
Why surf the Web when you can live there?
November 2009 | By Bob Brody
A hike through Britain's second-century Roman past leads to spectacular views, idyllic villages and local brews
October 2009 | By Andrew Curry
Are figures in a Florentine altar panel attributed to Italian artist Andrea del Verrocchio actually by Leonardo da Vinci?
October 2009 | By Ann Landi
The European discovery of America opened possibilities for those with eyes to see. But Columbus was not one of them
October 2009 | By Edmund S. Morgan