Smart News History & Archaeology | smithsonianmag.comhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/rss/smartnews-history-archaeology/RSS feed for Smart News History & ArchaeologyenThu, 14 Feb 2019 19:34:57 +0000Dallas City Council Votes to Remove Massive Confederate War Memorialhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews-history-archaeology/dallas-city-council-votes-remove-massive-confederate-war-memorial-180971503/In 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 Feceshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews-history-archaeology/oldest-known-macroscopic-skeletal-organism-was-masquerading-fossilized-feces-180970509/Some 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 Fashionhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews-history-archaeology/1700-year-old-sock-spins-yarn-about-ancient-egyptian-fashion-180970501/This 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 Lifespanshttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews-history-archaeology/identifying-elderly-remains-just-got-easier-180967789/Teeth are key to identifying elderly remainsWed, 10 Jan 2018 20:56:31 +0000The Dutch Nearly Beat James Cook to New Zealandhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews-history-archaeology/dutch-nearly-beat-james-cook-new-zealand-180949286/A shipwreck discovered off New Zealand dates to a time before Cook's arrivalThu, 09 Jan 2014 20:23:38 +0000