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10 Best and Worst Horror Movies Featuring Archaeologists

‘Intrepid-archaeologist-disturbs-ancient-evil’ has got to be one of the most ubiquitous horror movie tropes out there; our seemingly irrepressible intrepid-ness means we’re forever sticking our trowels in where they’re not wanted, opening up some cursed tomb and awakening some demonic spirit from a millenium-long nap. When will we learn? Some things are just better off left […]

Highest altitude archaeological sites in the world explored in Peruvian Andes

Archaeologists investigate human capacity for survival in extreme environments at the highest altitude Pleistocene site yet identified in the world. If you think a day’s digging is hard work, then spare a thought for this bunch of archaeologists; they’ve been excavating way up in the Peruvian Andes at almost 5,000 m above sea level. And […]

Breakfast of Champions… Roman Gladiators Ate Vegetarian Diet Washed Down With Plant Ash

These days, city workers power through the day fuelled by caffeine, athletes by energy drinks, body builders by protein shakes and celebs by an endlessly bizarre combinations of super foods and crazy diet regimes. Now, archaeologists think they’ve unlocked the secret diet that helped gladiators keep their strength up. There are many archaeological publications about […]