When most of us think of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, we think of moai, the 887 magnificent statues that guard its shores. But the mystery of BBC4's Easter Island: Mysteries of a Lost World wasn't how these monoliths were made, or how they were moved into place (aliens, obviously) or even whether the ancient Rapa Nui people were responsible for their own decline, it's why the myths have persisted for so long.
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Thursday 04 July 2013
'El Paraiso' was one of the oldest structures in the Americas
Friday 28 June 2013
There's been much discussion of the kind of porn that 'should be banned', but if we agree pornography isn't inherently bad, what might this 'good' porn look like?
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Professor Mick Aston was an archaeologist who was part of Time Team, the popular Channel 4 programme which for 20 years brought the world of archaeology to television audiences. Aston acted as chief archaeological adviser for 16 series, from its first broadcast in 1994 through to 2011, and was known for his combination of expertise, passion for the subject, and brightly coloured jumpers.
Tuesday 25 June 2013
A former resident academic on Channel 4's popular archaeology show Time Team has died at the age of 66.
Dug out canoes found in record haul in Cambridgeshire were Bronze Age Britons' 'run-abouts' of choice, say archaeologists
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Ancient Britons made hundreds of thousands of dugout canoes, archaeologists now believe.
Tuesday 14 May 2013
Honduras's ancient metropolis ‘found’ using revolutionary 3D mapping technique
Thursday 02 May 2013
Archaeologists excavating beneath Mexico’s Temple of the Feathered Serpent have discovered hundreds of mysterious yellow orbs.
Sunday 21 April 2013
Archaeologists, excavating near the Royal Borough, have discovered the 4400 year old skeleton of an upper class woman
Tuesday 09 April 2013
Archaeologists have nicknamed the site 'the Pompeii of the North'
Friday 29 March 2013
The search is on for warrior queen’s bones, once thought to lie beneath a McDonald’s
Unearthed after seven centuries the 'Black Death' pit skeletons that could unravel the medical mysteries of a pandemic
Friday 15 March 2013
Thirteen skeletons, lying in two neat rows 2.4m beneath a road in Farringdon have been unearthed by excavations for London's Crossrail project
Sunday 03 March 2013
Stretching the breadth of northern England, Hadrian's Wall is a majestic reminder of the ambition and might of the Roman Empire's conquest in Britain. Now, new archaeological evidence has suggested, contrary to previous belief, that the Romans far from co-existing peacefully with the locals, ejected them by force in order to build the 73-mile divide.
Sunday 17 February 2013
Till ordinary life does us part ...
Sunday 03 February 2013
Children from wealthy homes are more likely to be picked on and bullied at school because of their background, according to new research published today.
Friday 25 January 2013
From Stonehenge to Birmingham, this survey of the art of the dig modifies our map of the past
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits record low as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
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- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more