Smart News History & Archaeology | smithsonianmag.com feed for Smart News History & ArchaeologyenThu, 14 Feb 2019 19:34:57 +0000Dallas City Council Votes to Remove Massive Confederate War Memorial a 11-4 vote, the City Council decided to remove the 65-foot-tall monument from its location in the heart of the cityThu, 14 Feb 2019 19:34:57 +0000Oldest Known Macroscopic Skeletal Organism Was Masquerading as Fossilized Feces researchers initially dismissed the remains of Palaeopascichnus lineari as teeny turds from a bygone eraWed, 10 Oct 2018 17:53:11 +00001,700-Year-Old Sock Spins Yarn About Ancient Egyptian Fashion stripy toe sock appears to have warmed the foot of a tot in the late antiquity periodWed, 10 Oct 2018 10:00:00 +0000New Research Dispels the Myth That Ancient Cultures Had Universally Short Lifespans are key to identifying elderly remainsWed, 10 Jan 2018 20:56:31 +0000The Dutch Nearly Beat James Cook to New Zealand shipwreck discovered off New Zealand dates to a time before Cook's arrivalThu, 09 Jan 2014 20:23:38 +0000