Smart News History & Archaeology | Smithsonianhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-history-archaeology/RSS feed for Smart News History & ArchaeologyenFri, 20 Jul 2018 20:04:41 +0000Egyptian Authorities Open Sealed Ptolemaic-Era Sarcophagushttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ptolemaic-sarcophagus-discovered-alexandria-egypt-180969551/Rampant speculation about what was inside the black granite tomb has swirled since the relic was first discovered at a building site in AlexandriaThu, 05 Jul 2018 17:33:00 +0000New Evidence Smashes Assumptions of Crushing Death for Pompeii Skeletonhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/skeleton-man-crushed-stone-block-uncovered-pompeii-180969208/Researchers found the intact skull of the skeleton that made headlines for being pinned beneath a giant stone blockThu, 31 May 2018 15:27:10 +0000Doubts Swirl Over Claims of Gold-Filled Russian Shipwreckhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/doubts-swirl-claims-gold-shipwreck-180969715/It is far from certain that the <i>Dmitrii Donskoi</i> would have—or could have— carried such a huge hoard of goldFri, 20 Jul 2018 20:04:41 +0000One Million British Botanical Treasures Will Be Digitizedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/more-one-million-british-botanical-treasures-set-digitization-exhibition-180969670/Artifacts in the sprawling collection include a Chilean potato plant collected by Charles Darwin and 18th-century lavenderFri, 20 Jul 2018 19:43:49 +0000New York Museum Sorts Through Its Collections to Highlight 15 "Rebel Women" of the 1800shttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nyc-exhibition-honors-19th-century-female-activists-witch-wall-street-mrs-satan-180969685/Museum of the City of New York's latest exhibition puts the spotlight on these 19th-century women who defied Victorian idealsFri, 20 Jul 2018 18:42:56 +0000This Lake Tells the Story of Ecuador’s Decimated Indigenous Quijo Civilizationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lake-tells-story-ecuadors-decimated-indigenous-quijo-groups-180969705/In 1541, roughly 35,000 Quijos lived in the valley. By the 1580s, they had vanished, leaving little evidence of their existence behindFri, 20 Jul 2018 16:48:02 +0000Archaeologists Find 2,000-Year-Old Wooden Bowl, Strands of Hair in Northern Scotlandhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-find-2000-year-old-wooden-bowl-strands-hair-northern-scotland-180969713/The Iron Age artifacts were sealed in a subterranean chamber of the Cairns Broch, a tower-like stone structureFri, 20 Jul 2018 16:42:04 +0000An Early Christian Church May Have Been Found in Romehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/early-christian-church-may-have-been-found-rome-180969707/The structure, inlaid with beautiful colored marble, was built around the time that Christianity began to gain widespread acceptance Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:24:19 +0000Remains of 95 African-American Forced Laborers Found in Texashttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/remains-95-african-american-forced-laborers-found-texas-180969703/The deceased are believed to have been among thousands of black prisoners who were put to work as part of a post-Civil War “convict-leasing system"Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:08:51 +0000Welcome to the Meghalayan Age, the Latest Stage in Earth’s 4.54-Billion-Year Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/welcome-meghalayan-age-latest-stage-earths-454-billion-year-history-180969699/Geologists say the stage began 4,200 years ago, when a global mega-drought devastated agricultural societiesThu, 19 Jul 2018 17:09:59 +0000NYC Fireboat Rebranded in Vibrant Dazzle Camouflage to Commemorate WWIhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nyc-fireboat-rebranded-vibrant-dazzle-camouflage-commemorate-wwi-180969683/Vessels cloaked in clashing colors, patterns attempted to confuse U-boat commanders by distorting their perception of a ship’s speed, size and locationWed, 18 Jul 2018 16:45:58 +0000Indian Supreme Court Orders Government to Restore the Taj Mahal — or Demolish Ithttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/indian-supreme-court-restore-taj-mahal-or-demolish-it-180969668/After the government failed to file plans for restoring the monument, which is discolored by bug poo and pollution, the court has demanded actionTue, 17 Jul 2018 21:01:11 +0000DNA Analysis Confirms Authenticity of Romanovs' Remainshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dna-analysis-confirms-authenticity-remains-attributed-romanovs-180969674/Will Russia's fallen royal family finally receive a full burial from the Orthodox Church?Tue, 17 Jul 2018 19:57:49 +0000Archaeologists Discover Evidence of Bread Baked Before Advent of Agriculture https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-discover-evidence-bread-baked-advent-agriculture-180969667/The bread, which was found in northeast Jordan, dates back about 14,400 years and likely resembled modern-day wrapsTue, 17 Jul 2018 16:31:10 +0000Drought Reveals Giant, 4,500-Year-Old Irish Hengehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/drought-reveals-giant-4500-year-old-irish-henge-180969650/The circular structure in the Boyne Valley was discovered by drone photographers searching for signs of hidden Neolithic sitesMon, 16 Jul 2018 20:55:14 +0000Mummification Workshop and Trove of Burial Relics Found in Egypthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mummification-workshop-and-trove-burial-relics-found-egypt-180969640/‘We are standing before a goldmine of information,’ one expert saidMon, 16 Jul 2018 18:54:13 +0000Exhibit Reveals Rings From Freud's "Secret Committee"https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/exhibit-reveals-rings-freuds-secret-committee-180969639/The founder of psychoanalysis handed out the rings to students, colleagues and friends who supported and spread his theoriesMon, 16 Jul 2018 18:16:25 +0000Did the Human Hand Evolve as a Lean Mean Bone-Smashing Machine?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/human-hand-evolve-bone-smashing-180969632/Of nearly 40 things Pleistocene people might have done with their hands, getting to yummy marrow requires the most force and dexterityFri, 13 Jul 2018 19:05:42 +0000Researchers Unlock Secrets of Basel Papyrushttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-unlock-secrets-basel-papyrus-now-identified-late-antiquity-medical-document-180969625/Now identified as a late antiquity medical document, the 2,000-year-old papyrus describes the phenomenon of female "hysterical apnea"Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:06:25 +0000Oldest Stone Tools Outside Africa Unearthed in Chinahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest-stone-tools-outside-africa-unearthed-china-180969621/Six artifacts date to 2.1 million years ago, potentially rewriting what we know about which species led the migration out of AfricaThu, 12 Jul 2018 20:40:22 +0000Earthquake Reveals 12th-Century Temple Hidden Within Aztec Pyramidhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/earthquake-reveals-12th-century-temple-hidden-within-aztec-pyramid-180969619/The structure, which lay buried beneath two Aztec temples for centuries, is dedicated to the rain god TlálocThu, 12 Jul 2018 19:07:30 +0000The Justice Department Has Reopened Its Investigation into the Murder of Emmett Tillhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/justice-department-has-reopened-its-investigation-murder-emmett-till-180969618/A report states that the department received “new information” connected to the caseThu, 12 Jul 2018 17:59:03 +0000Take a VR Tour of an Egyptian Queen’s Elaborate Tombhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/take-vr-tour-egyptian-queens-elaborate-tomb-180969597/The resting place of Queen Nefertari, the favorite wife of Ramses II, is largely closed to visitors, but it can now be explored virtuallyThu, 12 Jul 2018 14:22:51 +0000Romans May Have Hunted Whales to Extinction in Their Home Watershttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/romans-may-have-hunted-whales-extinction-their-home-waters-180969605/New analysis suggests that right and gray whales were not only once present in the Mediterranean Sea but likely common in the regionWed, 11 Jul 2018 20:39:14 +0000Ancient DNA Offers Insight on Origins of Southeast Asia's Present-Day Populationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dna-analysis-suggests-contemporary-southeast-asians-derive-ancestry-four-ancient-population-180969603/Researchers sequenced 26 genomes using DNA samples dating as far back as 8,000 yearsWed, 11 Jul 2018 19:11:11 +0000Oldest Greek Fragment of Homer Discovered on Clay Tablethttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest-greek-fragment-homer-discovered-clay-tablet-180969602/The verses come from the ancient city of Olympia and date to the Roman era Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:33:52 +0000A Heat Wave is Revealing Centuries-Old Sites in Waleshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/uk-heatwave-revealing-ancient-sites-wales-180969601/Hot, dry weather creates perfect conditions for crop marks to form above historic settlements Wed, 11 Jul 2018 18:22:06 +00007,000-Year-Old German Grave Shows New Side of Neolithic Brutalityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/7000-year-old-german-grave-shows-new-side-brutality-180969599/The eight men and one woman bear signs of precisely inflicted blunt force cranial trauma, suggesting they were victims of mass executionWed, 11 Jul 2018 16:03:22 +0000Thousands of Unseen Photos Featuring Andy Warhol and Celebrity Pals to Be Digitizedhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thousands-unseen-photos-featuring-andy-warhol-and-celebrity-pals-will-be-digitized-featured-exhibition-and-monograph-180969574/The trove of the pop artist’s personal snapshots includes 130,000 frames, which will also be featured in an upcoming show and monographWed, 11 Jul 2018 14:43:04 +0000Particle Accelerator Reveals Hidden Faces in Damaged 19th-Century Daguerreotype Portraitshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-used-particle-accelerator-unearth-tarnished-19th-century-daguerreotype-portraits-180969585/Using an experimental X-ray fluorescence process, researchers mapped contours of the plates and produced digital copies of images previously lost to timeTue, 10 Jul 2018 18:07:04 +0000Archaeologists Unseal 17th-Century Danish Latrines to Discover Copenhageners' Dietary Habitshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-unseal-danish-latrines-180969570/The Danish finds reveal their owners’ rich diet of fish and meat, fruits, spices—and the presence of parasites, including tapeworms and roundwormsMon, 09 Jul 2018 17:16:30 +0000Rare Photographs Put Focus on Egyptians Who Worked Alongside Carter to Excavate Tutankhamun's Tombhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/trove-photographs-featuring-tutankhamuns-tomb-now-display-cambridge-180969565/Harry Burton’s 3,400 snapshots document rich array of artifacts, unseen Egyptians who contributed to the Egyptologist Howard Carter's great discoveryMon, 09 Jul 2018 16:45:57 +0000Anne Frank’s Family Tried to Escape to the United States, New Research Showshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/anne-franks-family-tried-flee-united-states-new-research-shows-180969564/They were held back by war, restrictive immigration policies and bureaucratic red tapeFri, 06 Jul 2018 18:21:58 +0000European Dogs Devastated Indigenous American Pup Populations https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-european-dogs-devastated-indigenous-american-pup-populations-180969561/Disease, cultural change wiped out pre-contact populations, leaving no trace of ancient dogs’ DNA in modern counterpartsFri, 06 Jul 2018 16:20:47 +0000Two Florence Museums Are Tracing the City's 500-Year Connection to Islamic Arthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/joint-exhibition-shows-florence-medici-familys-connections-islamic-world-180969553/The Uffizi explores East-West interactions between the 15th and 17th centuries; the Bargello features donations from 19th- and 20th-century collectorsThu, 05 Jul 2018 20:43:01 +0000Arsenic-Laced Books Discovered in University Libraryhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/arsenic-laced-books-discovered-university-library-180969527/During the Victorian era, the toxin was commonly found hidden in wallpaper, paints and dyes Tue, 03 Jul 2018 17:32:37 +0000Automata History Comes Alive in the 'Marvellous Mechanical Museum'https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/automata-move-clockwork-marvellous-mechanical-museum-180969514/The new exhibition at Compton Verney features a Fabergé elephant with swinging trunk and a gigantic kinetic sculpture by Rowland EmettMon, 02 Jul 2018 20:05:29 +0000Viking Archaeological Site and Others Earn World Heritage Statushttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/viking-archeological-site-and-others-earn-world-heritage-status-180969496/The trading center of Hedeby and its surrounding wall are considered one of the most significant Viking sites in Northern EuropeMon, 02 Jul 2018 19:26:51 +0000New Website Unearths Amsterdam’s History Via 700,000 Artifacts Spanning 5,000 Years https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/New-website-amsterdam-history-artifacts-180969497/The recovered items span thousands of years, and include coins, cell phones, dentures and moreMon, 02 Jul 2018 17:13:41 +0000Neolithic Roadway, Possibly a Ritual Site, Discovered in England https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/neolithic-trackway-possibly-ritual-site-discovered-england-180969493/Archaeologists also found the skull of an extinct ox that is 2,000 years older than the trackwayMon, 02 Jul 2018 12:00:00 +0000Germany's "Stonehenge" Reveals Evidence of Human Sacrificehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/germanys-stonehenge-reveals-evidence-human-sacrifice-180969491/Archaeologists uncovered the remains of 10 women and children who may have been sacrificed at the Pömmelte enclosure, a 4,300-year-old Neolithic circleFri, 29 Jun 2018 19:55:34 +0000Newly Discovered Footage Offers Rare Glimpse of FDR Walkinghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/newly-discovered-footage-offers-rare-glimpse-fdr-walking-180969484/Stricken with polio at the age of 39, Roosevelt did not like to be photographed as he struggled to walkThu, 28 Jun 2018 17:10:35 +0000Route 66 and 10 Other Sites That Made the 2018 "Most Endangered Historic Places" Listhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/route-66-and-ten-other-sites-listed-endangered-180969449/The National Trust for Historic Preservation's annual list is outTue, 26 Jun 2018 19:41:54 +0000Why the Skeleton of the "Irish Giant" Could Be Buried at Seahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-skeleton-irish-giant-could-be-buried-sea-180969443/Activists want the bones of Charles Byrne to be buried according to his wishesTue, 26 Jun 2018 17:08:20 +0000Museum Ties Portraits of the Wealthy to Their Slaveholding Pastshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museum-ties-portraits-wealthy-their-slave-holding-past-180969416/New signs at the Worcester Art Museum illuminate how wealthy New Englanders benefitted from the slave tradeWed, 20 Jun 2018 20:09:28 +0000The U.S. Military Has Been in Space From the Beginninghttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/us-military-has-been-space-beginning-180969403/While the proposed branch of the armed forces may be controversial, the history of the so-called "Space Force" is longstandingTue, 19 Jun 2018 19:56:42 +0000Einstein’s Travel Diaries Reveal His Deeply Troubling Views on Racehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/einsteins-travel-diaries-reveal-his-deeply-troubling-views-race-180969387/“It would be a pity if these Chinese supplant all other races,” the iconic scientist writesMon, 18 Jun 2018 14:22:55 +0000Where Did the Aztecs Get Their Turquoise?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/aztec-turquoise-was-probably-locally-sourced-180969375/New analysis shows the blue-green mineral found in Aztec art was likely mined in Mexico, not the American Southwest as previously believedFri, 15 Jun 2018 19:45:30 +0000Bacteria in Ancient Teeth Push Back Origins of the Bubonic Plaguehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-teeth-push-back-origins-bubonic-plague-180969304/The deadly disease may have been transmitted to humans at least 800 years earlier than previously believed Fri, 15 Jun 2018 19:04:10 +0000How to Hear the Met’s Historic Instruments' Singular Soundshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/now-streaming-swan-songs-mets-historic-instruments-180969297/New audio recordings by the museum feature roughly 40 instruments, from Ming dynasty lute to the world’s oldest surviving pianoThu, 14 Jun 2018 14:09:18 +0000$2 Million in World War II-Era Cash Found Under Floor of Churchill's Tailorhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/2-million-world-war-ii-era-cash-hoard-found-during-renovations-180969332/The 30 bundles of £1 and £5 notes were likely stashed away amidst wartime uncertaintyThu, 14 Jun 2018 10:00:00 +0000The Unheralded Legacy of Civil Rights Leader Dorothy Cottonhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/civil-rights-pioneer-dorothy-cotton-has-died-180969361/The late activist helped organize the Birmingham marches and educated the disenfranchised about their constitutional rightsWed, 13 Jun 2018 20:05:46 +0000Why Macedonia's Government Agreed to Change the Country's Namehttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/macedonia-agrees-change-its-name-bringing-end-decades-long-conflict-greece-180969360/The country will now be known as the Republic of North Macedonia, bringing an end to a decades-long conflict with GreeceWed, 13 Jun 2018 18:50:46 +0000How the Brits Refuted Nazi Germany’s ‘Degenerate Art' Exhibitionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-brits-refuted-nazi-germanys-degenerate-art-exhibition-180969359/The 1938 show celebrated works by German Expressionists, defended artists on world stageWed, 13 Jun 2018 18:07:35 +0000Inca Skull Surgeons Had Better Success Rates Than American Civil War Doctorshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/inca-head-crackers-had-better-success-rates-civil-war-surgeons-180969324/Survival rates among later Inca cultures was significantly higher. However, the 19th-century soldiers were facing trauma caused by industrial-age warfareWed, 13 Jun 2018 16:27:16 +0000Construction Workers Find Rare Intact Roman Tombhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/construction-workers-find-rare-intact-tomb-rome-180969247/'The Tomb of the Athlete' includes four bodies, a coin, offerings of chicken, rabbit and lamb and strigils, the symbol of Roman sportsmenWed, 13 Jun 2018 14:46:53 +0000The Clever Way the Easter Island Statues Got Hatshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/clever-way-easter-island-statues-got-their-cool-hats-180969253/A new analysis of the 13-ton red stone pukao show the carvings were likely rolled up ramps to the leaning statuesTue, 12 Jun 2018 19:38:06 +0000The V&A Wants Your Help Locating Vintage Mary Quant Designshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/v-turns-public-search-vintage-mary-quant-clothing-180969290/The Welsh fashion designer pioneered high street fashion, popularizing bright patterns, miniskirts and hot pantsMon, 11 Jun 2018 20:58:44 +0000Could This Sculpted Head Depict a Little-Known Biblical King?https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/could-sculpted-head-depict-little-known-biblical-king-180969302/Archaeologists uncovered the enigmatic two-inch head at Abel Beth Maacah, site of an ancient crossroadsMon, 11 Jun 2018 20:21:28 +0000Step Into Scotland With Immersive AR Apphttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/step-scotlands-natural-historic-wonders-immersive-ar-app-180969270/Portal AR allows users to traverse Britain’s highest peak, roam the halls of Edinburgh Castle and enjoy whiskey at Highlands distilleryMon, 11 Jun 2018 20:06:36 +0000At Least 110 Confederate Monuments and Symbols Have Been Removed Since 2015https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/least-110-confederate-monuments-and-symbols-have-been-removed-2015-180969254/But more than 1700 remain, including 772 monuments, more than 300 of which are located in Georgia, North Carolina and VirginiaFri, 08 Jun 2018 19:39:12 +0000New Evidence Shows That Humans Could Have Migrated to the Americas Along the Coasthttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-evidence-shows-first-americans-could-have-migrated-along-coast-180969217/Dating of rocks and animal bones shows Alaska's coast was glacier free around 17,000 years ago, allowing people to move south along the coastThu, 07 Jun 2018 18:55:26 +0000"Hidden" Attic in Westminster Abbey Is Opening as a Museumhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hidden-attic-westminster-abbey-opening-museum-180969209/Visitors can view more than 300 relics from the Abbey’s 1,000-year history <i>and</i> peer out at one of the best views in EuropeThu, 07 Jun 2018 15:59:49 +0000What to Know About This Weekend's Centennial British Suffrage Marchhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/banners-co-created-female-inmates-be-featured-centennial-british-suffrage-march-180969252/About 45,000 women are expected to participate in four-city procession—projected to be one of the largest collective art events in British historyThu, 07 Jun 2018 15:11:15 +0000Tate Britain Confronts the Aftershocks of World War Ihttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tate-britain-confronts-emotional-physical-aftershocks-world-war-one-180969243/The museum's newest exhibition explores how British, German and French artists struggle to comprehend bloody conflictWed, 06 Jun 2018 15:02:07 +0000New Clues Emerge in Search for Stolen Caravaggio https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/former-mobster-offers-clues-search-stolen-caravaggio-180969231/The nativity scene taken from Sicilian chapel in 1969 may have ended up in SwitzerlandMon, 04 Jun 2018 20:21:48 +0000This 4,000-Year-Old Jar Contains Italy's Oldest Olive Oilhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-jar-contained-italys-oldest-olive-oil-180969226/Traces of oleic and linoleic acid found on a central Italy jar pushes the timeline of the substance in the region back an estimated 700 yearsMon, 04 Jun 2018 16:36:44 +000058 Years Later, Alabama Clears the Records of 29 Black Students Who Protested Segregationhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/58-years-later-alabama-clears-records-29-black-students-who-protested-segregation-180969220/The students sat down at the courthouse lunch counter in a non-violent demonstrationMon, 04 Jun 2018 14:33:17 +0000Remains of 14th-Century Village in New Zealand Tells Tales of Māori Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/14th-century-maori-village-found-along-new-zealands-south-pacific-coastline-180969219/The excavation, which unearthed moa bones and stone tools, helps fill a gap for researchersFri, 01 Jun 2018 17:24:21 +0000The First Phase of San Antonio’s 'Latino High Line' Is Now Open https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-phase-san-antonios-latino-high-line-now-open-180969214/San Pedro Creek became a physical and metaphorical barrier between the city’s white and Latino residents. This project is looking to change thatFri, 01 Jun 2018 15:02:08 +0000Ida O’Keeffe Is Finally Getting Her First Solo Museum Exhibitionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dallas-exhibition-puts-focus-artwork-georgia-okeeffes-sister-180969210/Georgia O’Keeffe’s younger sister was also an artist, and this fall the Dallas Museum of Art is bringing her work into the spotlightFri, 01 Jun 2018 10:00:00 +0000For the First Time, See Historically Excluded Black Folk Artists at the Methttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/met-exhibition-features-historically-excluded-group-black-assemblage-artists-180969179/'History Refused to Die' shows off the masterful works made by self-taught artists from the American SouthThu, 31 May 2018 18:25:38 +0000Archaeologists Uncover 20,000-Year-Old Kangaroo Cook Outhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-uncover-20000-year-old-kangaroo-cook-out-180969204/The site in Pilbara is one of many helping to define human movements in AustraliaThu, 31 May 2018 14:00:00 +0000Arlington Cemetery Considers New Rules for Eligibilityhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/arlington-cemetery-considers-new-rules-eligibility-180969196/About 30 burials a day take place at the military cemetery, which is nearing capacityWed, 30 May 2018 17:29:05 +0000Exterior Cracks Force Indefinite Closure of the USS Arizona Memorialhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cracks-close-uss-arizona-memorial-180969194/Workers are currently assessing the damage to the iconic structure that straddles the sunken shipTue, 29 May 2018 18:19:29 +0000"Holy Grail" of Spanish Treasure Galleons Found Off Colombiahttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/holy-grail-spanish-treasure-galleons-found-colombia-180969171/The <i>San José</i> went down in 1708 filled with gold, silver and gems now worth billions of dollarsFri, 25 May 2018 19:44:31 +0000How a Copper Coin Mummified a Baby's Handhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-copper-coin-mummified-babys-hand-180969168/The preemie was buried in a jar in an medieval cemetery with a coin to "pay" for passage into heavenFri, 25 May 2018 14:33:51 +0000New Exhibition Serves Up 150 Years of Canadian Culinary Historyhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-exhibition-delves-canadas-unique-culinary-history-180969150/'Mixed Messages: Making and Shaping Culinary Culture in Canada' features cookbooks, photos and artifacts from the 1820s to the 1960s Fri, 25 May 2018 10:00:00 +0000Zhao Kangmin, the Archaeologist Who Pieced Together China’s Terracotta Warriorshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/zhao-kangmin-archaeologist-who-pieced-together-chinas-terracotta-warriors-has-died-81-180969153/Kangmin, who died earlier this month, was one of the first archaeologists on the scene when the famed relics were discovered in 1974Wed, 23 May 2018 18:54:17 +0000Hitler's Teeth Confirm He Died in 1945https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hitlers-teeth-confirm-he-died-1945-180969133/The first examination of Hitler's teeth permitted in 70 years shows the complicated dental work matches the Fuhrer's medical recordsTue, 22 May 2018 19:12:48 +0000