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The Missing Link that Wasn’t

April Fools’ Day is not unique to Western cultures. People all over the world and all throughout history have celebrated the coming of Spring with festivals of deception and lightheartedness.

April 2, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa
What can teeth tell us about our prehistoric ancestors?

What can teeth tell us about our prehistoric ancestors?

Our distant past is just that: the distant past. It’s this murky place that science is slowly filling in but the landscape still largely exists just on the periphery of our imagination, and it’s dominated by raw, somewhat violent natures.

July 16, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa

Hadrian's Villa Brought Back to Life Online

Students of ancient Rome can now immerse themselves in the world of Roman emperor Hadrian, who ruled from 117 to 138 A.D. Hadrian's Villa is now a ruin, but a team led by Indiana University's Professor Bernie Frischer has brought it back to life.

December 3, 2013

Ancient Sculpture Garden Was Built by Neandertals

In a cave in France archaeologists have found some of the oldest human constructions ever discovered but no one knows what they are. Nature Video takes a look.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on May 25, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.

May 27, 2016 — Nature Video

Marine Archaeology Goes High-Tech

Editor's Note: Veteran science journalist Philip Hilts is working and diving with a team of archeologists, engineers and divers off the shore of Antikythera, a remote Greek island, where a treasure ship by the same name sank in 70 B.C.

September 29, 2014 — Philip J. Hilts

Sunken Treasures from 2 Long-Lost Ancient Cities Now on Display

For centuries, two fabled Egyptian cities lay hidden in the Nile delta – until underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio found them. A new exhibition explores their treasures.This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on May 18, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.

May 20, 2016 — Nature Video