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  • Features July/August 2024

    Java's Megalithic Mountain

    Across the Indonesian archipelago, people raised immense stones to honor their ancestors

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    Indonesia Java Gunung Padang Megalithic Site
    (Courtesy Lutfi Yondri)
  • Letter from Ethiopia January/February 2023

    Exploring a Forgotten Jewish Land

    Using oral history, texts, and survey, archaeologists search for traces of a once-vibrant religious community

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    (Courtesy JewsEast Research Project)
  • Features May/June 2017

    After the Battle

    The defeat of a Scottish army at the 1650 Battle of Dunbar was just the beginning of an epic ordeal for the survivors

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    (Mary Evans Picture Library / Alamy Stock Photo)

Through The Years

Explore decades of exciting archaeological discoveries, new technologies in the field, and stunning images in the Archaeology magazine archive.

  • Letter from Vesuvius September/October 2023

    Digging on the Dark Side of the Volcano

    Survivors of the infamous disaster rebuilt their lives on the ashes of the A.D. 79 eruption

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    (Courtesy Girolamo Ferdinando De Simone)
  • Features July/August 2022

    Journeys of the Pyramid Builders

    The story of the highly skilled workers who helped build Egypt’s Great Pyramid is emerging from a papyrus cache unearthed at the world’s oldest harbor

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    (Kenneth Garrett)
  • Features May/June 2021

    Last Stand of the Hunter-Gatherers?

    The 11,000-year-old stone circles of Göbekli Tepe in modern Turkey may have been monuments to a vanishing way of life

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    (Vincent J. Musi)

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