The earliest "archaeologists" perhaps were ancient tomb raiders seeking to retrieve buried treasure. In recent centuries, the discipline has developed into a high-tech scientific discipline studying past human societies through the physical remains they left behind, particularly those that lie on or below ground or submerged underwater. Read the International Heritage News Network for articles on recent archaeological discoveries!

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February 8, 2019

“an incredibly detailed 3-D map of the connected islands” Two of the Inner Hebrides islands off of Scotland’s western coast were recently subjected to a detail

January 30, 2019

“Because her family is one of the oldest in Iraq, her sense of history was very keen." One of the earliest effects of the Iraq War on its cultural heritage – i

October 25, 2018

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October 23, 2018

 "The Dead Sea forgeries could be part of the most significant sham in Biblical archaeology..."

UPDATE: The Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC announced that five of its "most valuable artifacts...are fake and will not be displayed anymore." Those artifacts were thou...

October 20, 2018

Celebrate International Archaeology Day on October 20, 2018!

Since 1998, Earth Science Week has brought together people from around the globe in celebration of scientific research and its benefits for humanity. This year, the theme is “Earth as Inspiration,” focusing in...

October 18, 2018

UPDATE: Three hedge funds have joined together to purchase a collection of artifacts from the RMS Titanic, beating out a consortium of museums that could not quite match the hedge funds' bid.

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The Titanic's Artifacts Are About to Change Hands. Here's What's for Sale.

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May 21, 2018

"The largest tomb in Chinese history"

Howard Carter, born 1874 in Kensington, England, was perhaps the most famous archaeologist in the world prior to the Indian Jones movie franchise.  Having joined an archaeological expedition to Egypt in 1891, 8 years later he was na...

May 5, 2018

In 2010, the Green family - owners of Hobby Lobby and the force behind the new Museum of the Bible (above) in Washington, DC - ignored warnings of the provenance of several thousand artifacts and purchased them anyway for $1.6 million. Since then, federal investigators...

October 23, 2017

In 1912, the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank on its Maiden Voyage from England, resulting in the death of more than 1,500 of its 2,224 passengers. The sunken ship laid undisturbed on the ocean floor until 1985, when it was located by divers from a Franco-America...

October 18, 2017

"It was the sacred and governmental seat of Chief Powhatan."

The Commonwealth of Virginia contains some of the most important sites in the history of the United States. From the fort at Jamestowne, site of the earliest permanent British colonial settlement in the Wester...

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