Ancient wax: It came from bees!

Ancient wax: It came from bees!
Beeswax from honeycombs is found in 50 ancient cooking pots throughout Europe. That means honey. Good news for the sweet tooth! More »

Making spears

Making spears

Spears helped our ancestors eat and defend themselves. Spearmaking required ingenuity, experiments and communication. Symmetrical stone More »

When dead men speak…

When dead men speak…

How do bones, isotopes, historic records, DNA and grave goods tell us about the dead, royal and otherwise?? More »

Plumbing ancient Mayan plumbing!

Plumbing ancient Mayan plumbing!
A small constriction in a buried pipe shows that the Maya were using pressurized pipes before year 750. It’s more proof that when it More »

Dig the latest top tech tricks

Dig the latest top tech tricks

What you can’t see can still interest you. Archeologists use radar, magnetic, electrical gizmos to see through the ground. More »

Forensic Anthropology

Forensic Anthropology

This Why File surveys the latest in forensic anthropology and a visit with a Forensic Anthropology Center in Tennessee. More »