AUTHOR: Sarah Pruitt
Captain Cook’s Famous Flagship Likely in Newport Harbor
May 3, 2016

Marine archaeologists believe HMS Endeavour, which Captain James Cook helmed on his 18th-century voyage to Australia, is at the bottom of Newport Harbor. Read More

Army Corps of Engineers Confirms Kennewick Man is Native American
May 2, 2016

Engineers from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have determined based on DNA analysis that the ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native Americans. Read More

Major Discovery at James Monroe’s Historic Virginia Home
April 28, 2016

Excavations at Highland, home of the nation’s fifth president, have revealed the foundations of a sizeable home, much larger than the modest cottage long believed to have been his residence. Read More

Tubman Will Replace Jackson on the $20
April 21, 2016

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew has announced plans for the most sweeping makeover of U.S. currency in a century. Read More

Huge Roman Villa Discovered Underneath a Garden in Britain
April 21, 2016

While laying electric cable in his garden, an English homeowner made a stunning find: one of the largest Roman villas ever found in the British Isles. Read More

5 Things You Might Not Know About the Bay of Pigs Invasion
April 15, 2016

Explore some intriguing facts about the failed U.S.-orchestrated attack on Fidel Castro’s Cuba. Read More

What Really Happened to Yuri Gagarin, the First Man in Space?
April 12, 2016

Seven years after becoming the first man to fly into outer space, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin died in a plane crash under mysterious circumstances. Read More

Rediscovering the Alchemy of Isaac Newton
April 8, 2016

A recently rediscovered manuscript written in the 17th century by Isaac Newton offers a rare glimpse into the famed physicist’s interest in alchemy. Read More

Ancient DNA Tells Story of Native American Devastation
April 7, 2016

By analyzing the DNA of the earliest Americans, a new study confirms the devastating impact of European contact on the indigenous peoples of the New World. Read More

Satellite Technology Suggests New Viking Site in Canada
April 5, 2016

Using a technique known as space archaeology, scientists have found evidence of a Norse settlement 300 miles south of L’Anse aux Meadows, the only confirmed Viking site in North America. Read More