Archaeology

Archaeology from space

Archaeology from space

Sarah Parcak describes how her team used satellite data to find an ancient Egyptian city that has been missing for thousands of years. It was ancient Egypt's capital and was a centre of art, architecture and religion.Read on »

Exploring the ruins of the Cold War

Exploring the ruins of the Cold War

The Cold War left a material legacy of ruins and memories in numerous European countries. This photo essay explores the abandoned bunkers, trenches, and ghost towns that remain in Poland.Read on »

Vampirism

Vampirism

Vampires are sexy and glittery today, but they used to be terrifying. Archaeology can reveal the roots of vampirism, and the true fear of the dead returning.Read on »

Why your trash is an archaeologist's treasure

Why your trash is an archaeologist's treasure

To someone exploring material culture, these museums of the just-past can be fertile hunting grounds, not for bargains but for insights into people's dreams. Your knick-knacks can tell an archaeologist a lot about you and your community.Read on »

Popping tags

Popping tags

We live in a world–or so we're told–in which we're obsessed with the new. Shopping malls, glossy magazines, and catwalk parades encourage us to buy more new, shiny stuff. But Macklemore suggests that what's old is new again.Read on »