AUTHOR: Sarah Pruitt
What’s the Real History of Black Friday?
November 24, 2015

The retail bonanza known as Black Friday is now an integral part of many Thanksgiving celebrations, but this holiday tradition has darker roots than you might imagine. Read More

Historians Examine Treasure Trove of 17th-Century Letters
November 19, 2015

Thousands of letters, many still unopened, have been discovered packed into a leather trunk in the Netherlands, where they had remained for more than 300 years. Read More

DNA in Tooth Yields New Insight Into Ancient Human Cousin
November 18, 2015

DNA analysis of a single fossilized tooth found in a Siberian cave has given scientists new insight into a recently discovered hominid group, known as the Denisovans. Read More

DNA From Inca Child Mummy Reveals Early Genetic Diversity
November 16, 2015

By analyzing the DNA of an Inca boy sacrificed to the gods more than 500 years ago, researchers have found evidence of the genetic diversity that predated the Spanish conquest. Read More

Thermal Scan of Egypt’s Pyramids Reveals Mysterious Hot Spots
November 11, 2015

Researchers using thermal cameras to scan the Egyptian pyramids have identified several intriguing anomalies, including one in the pyramid of Khufu, better known as the Great Pyramid of Giza. Read More

Russia Prepares to Exhume Czar Alexander III in Romanov Investigation
November 5, 2015

In an effort to conclusively identify the remains of the murdered Czar Nicholas II and his family, Russian investigators will exhume the body of Nicholas’ father, Alexander III, in Saint Petersburg. Read More

Archaeologists Find 22 Shipwrecks Off One Greek Archipelago
November 4, 2015

A joint Greek-American archaeological expedition recently turned up 22 ancient shipwrecks in one 17-square-mile area around the Fourni archipelago in the eastern Aegean. Read More

DNA From Ice Age Babies Provides Clues to Earliest North American Settlement
October 29, 2015

Analysis of the DNA of two infants buried at an ancient Alaskan fishing campsite 11,500 years ago suggests a more complex picture of early North America. Read More

Hiker Discovers 1,200-Year-Old Viking Sword in Norway
October 26, 2015

While hiking on a mountain path in south-central Norway, a man recently stumbled on a well-preserved Viking sword that archaeologists say dates back to A.D. 750. Read More

10 Memorable Moments in United Nations History
October 23, 2015

In honor of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, take a look back at some of the most memorable moments in its history. Read More