A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America
News and Notes from the World of Archaeology
Top 10 Discoveries of 2006
You Tell Us!The results are in from our first online poll, where we asked:
How would you like your body to be preserved for archaeologists of the future?
33% - No thanks, keep your trowel off of me!
26% - Mummified like an Egyptian pharaoh
17% - Preserved in a peat bog
14% - Frozen in ice like Ötzi
10% - Trapped in permafrost like a Scythian warrior
Looks like a lot of people out there are perfectly happy to read about excavations, but would rather not wind up in one a few thousand years down the road.
World RoundupRecent discoveries around the globe
Photo in the NewsReverse archaeology in Italy
DestinationWe asked archaeologist Steve Lekson what ancient site is the best-kept secret in the American Southwest.
Fact CheckUkrainian "Pyramid"
Syrian FindsClay-decorated skulls, camel remains, and more
A Moment in Time
What was happening in 1700 B.C.?
Jamestown: The Buried Truth
The Stories in Stone
Amarna, Ancient Egypt's Place in the Sun
Tutankhamum and the Golden Age of the Pharoahs
Our favorite websites about human origins