The king behind Machu Picchu built his legacy in stone

Popular Science’s brand-new series, The Home builders, takes you behind the building and construction tape to expose the people accountable for history’s biggest architectural works. Glimpse at an Incan... Read more »

As Rome digs its first new metro route in decades, an archaeologist safeguards the city’s buried treasures

The world underneath Rome’s cobblestones has a rhythm. Under a newly raised canopy of steel beams almost 30 feet listed below the hum of Vespas and buses, ­Rossella Rea,... Read more »

Declassified U-2 spy plane photos are a boon for aerial archaeology | Science

An aerial shot of Aleppo, Syria, taken by a U-2 spy plane in 1959 E. Hammer et al., Advances in Historical Practice 10.1017 (2019) For centuries, individuals referred to... Read more »

Neolithic surgeons might have practiced their skull-drilling techniques on cows

Bovine brain surgical treatment is quite unusual. So if you were going to the Neolithic dig website at Champ-Durand in France and you discovered an approximately 5,200 year-old cow... Read more »