Archaeology

The politics of migrant material culture

The politics of migrant material culture

Humans share a short list of must-haves: food, shelter, love. But archaeological data around the world suggest another uniquely human need that we tend to forget (unless you are an archaeologist): trash disposal.Read on »

Forgotten landscapes of the Great War

Forgotten landscapes of the Great War

Sometimes history leaves little documentation and few remains. How can archaeology be of some help in understanding destroyed, forgotten, and abandoned landscapes such as a prisoner-of-war camp in Czersk?Read on »

Free Love is a Battlefield

Free Love is a Battlefield

Music festivals and battlefields have a lot in common. They're rapid events, take place in open fields, and deposit trash. But just as interesting are the artefacts and experiences that don't survive for future archaeologists to find.Read on »

Memories in the forest

Memories in the forest

There are dozens, or perhaps hundreds, of similar carvings with names, surnames, initials and other texts on trees. Who carved them, and what archaeological evidence can they add to our understanding of the Second World War?Read on »

Aliens and archaeology

Aliens and archaeology

​News recently reported that an alien thigh bone had been found on Mars. It wasn't a bone. It was a rock. But it still become world wide news. Why?Read on »

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 »