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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

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

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

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

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