Kristen Kemp

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Who First Farmed Potatoes? Archaeologists in Andes Find Evidence

Nobody knows precisely what the Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving feast looked like. According to primary sources, there was fowl (likely including wild turkeys), venison and cornmeal for sure. Possible side dishes were cranberries, pumpkin and stuffing made with onions, nuts and herbs.<p>Many of these …

Assyrian Christian teen counters ISIS by recreating destroyed artifacts

"They waged a war on art and culture, so I decided to fight them with art."<p>After ISIS captured the city of Mosul two years ago, they recorded a video …

Iraq retakes town of Nimrud near ancient Assyrian city, Iraqi military says

<b>(CNN) —</b> For centuries, the massive Assyrian city in northern Iraq lay buried beneath the sands of time, forgotten by history.<p>Archaeologists first began excavating Nimrud -- built nearly 3,000 years ago -- in the 1840s. In the decades that followed, they unearthed priceless treasures from the city, …

Thousands of Indonesians rally against racial, religious intolerance

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Thousands of Indonesians held a peaceful rally on Saturday to promote unity, saying they were worried by signs of growing racial and religious intolerance in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country.<p>People inside a bus watch others take part in a rally against what they see …

A 3,800-Year-Old Boat-Tomb Was Unearthed in Egypt

Archaeologists are studying the tomb to learn more about the ancient Egyptian practice of burying rulers with a boat to help them navigate the underworld.<p>More than 100 years ago, in 1901-1902, British archaeologist Arthur Weigall discovered a strange structure buried in the Egyptian sands west of …

Why Islamic State wants to destroy the treasures of the ancient world

The human cost of the Mosul offensive – and of Islamic State's brutal two-year occupation – is not yet known. But the Iraqi city's cultural treasures have already suffered a grave toll.<p>Satellite imagery, eyewitness testimony from escaping civilians and boastful videos from Islamic State have …

The ghost town surrounded by ocean

The most remote of the British Isles is home to northwest Europe’s largest seabird colony, cliffs taller than the Empire State Building – and to one of the world’s eeriest ghost towns.<p>There are few places left in the world – particularly in Britain – that remain so isolated, so inaccessible, that …

7 stunning and affordable travel destinations

Slide 1 of 9<p>If your last few vacations have been to the local beach, it’s time to mix things up. And you don’t have to pay big bucks for a getaway …

A Visual History Of Urbanization, From The World's First City In 3700 BC To The Present

From Sumer to Sacremento, this map shows the full history of urbanization around the world. Watch as world's cities are born one-by-one, beginning with [arguably] the world's first city in 3700 BC and continuing up to the present.<p>The history of urbanization, 3700 BC - 2000 AD (interactive</i> …

Meet 8 of America's most underrated national parks that you just have to visit

Congaree National Park is actually a floodplain, which means it floods about 10 times a year. The waters that sweep in from the Congaree and Wateree …

Huge medieval cities unearthed in Cambodia near Angkor Watt

It's known as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, but now the area around Cambodia's magnificent temple complex at Angkor Watt …

Archaeology

Massive Structure Found 'Hiding In Plain Sight' At Ancient Site Of Petra

Using Google Earth, satellite imagery and drones, researchers have discovered a monumental structure amid the world-famous ruins of Petra, Jordan.<p>It was apparently "hiding in plain sight" — a structure the size of an Olympic-size pool "just south of the city center, and archaeologists have missed …

The 50 Best Weight Loss Foods of All Time

Incorporating these healthy, slimming foods into your diet can help your body burn more calories, feel full for longer, and avoid weight gain.

Archaeologists discover rare 2,000-year-old silver coins in central Israel

Sixteen silver coins dating back 2,140 years have been discovered during an archaeological excavation in central Israel. A tunnel system likely to …

8 of the best weekend trips you can take on the East Coast

Dining Rooms

French archaeologists unearth bones from 6,000-year-old massacre

Neolithic group found in silo appeared to have suffered violent deaths, with multiple injuries to legs, hands and skulls<p>Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 6,000-year-old massacre that took place in Alsace, in north-eastern France.<p>Related: French student finds tooth dating back 560,000 …

The 25 Museums You Should Visit Before You Die

TripAdvisor recently released its list of the world's top 25 museums, basing the findings on reviews from real travelers on its site. The comprehensive ranking includes museums from all corners of the world. Trust us, their incredible collections are worth the trip.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its …

Native Americans move to frontlines in battle over voting rights

BELCOURT, North Dakota (Reuters) - Elvis Norquay, a member of the Chippewa Indian tribe, has lived most of his 58 years on North Dakota’s remote Turtle Mountain reservation and says he’s never had a problem voting.<p>Elvis Norquay, a member of the Chippewa Indian tribe, sits in his home on the Turtle …

Remembering Overlooked Black Soldiers

Few Medals of Honor awarded to black veterans of World Wars I and II<p>In 1986, African-American military historian Leroy Ramsey contacted me when I was …

Ancient Phoenician DNA suggests a new model of human migration

A 2,500-year-old body discovered in modern-day Tunisia has shaken up researchers’ understanding of the history of human movement.<p>The remains of the …

10 Effective Post-Workout Foods That Aid in Recovery

There is something that is just so incredibly satisfying about that delicious soreness we all get in our muscles in the day or two following a …

British archeologists use 3D printing to recreate two shipwreck sites

May 24, 2016 | By Alec<p>3D printers are known as truly futuristic manufacturing tools, but they can also be extremely useful for archeologists and …

Stonehenge wasn't so hard to build after all, archaeologists discover

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8 incredible adventures you didn’t know were possible in South Dakota

1. Getting on the water at Lewis and Clark Recreation Area<p>This spot might just be the best way to spend $6 in South Dakota. Six miles west of Yankton …

Getting back to nature in Britain: surprising places to spot dolphins, wild ponies and whales

With summer just around the corner,it’s the perfect time to get back to nature and explore the rich diversity of stunning wildlife and habitats across the Great British countryside and coastline. Here’s where you could find some amazing wildlife right on your doorstep.<p>1. Isle of May, …

The Story in My DNA

Like many African Americans, I grew up not knowing where I came from. There was no "old country" for us. Obviously, I knew that most slaves were brought from Central and West Africa. I heard family stories about being part Native American - that the Seminole Indians had helped slaves escape from …

Europe's 28 best hidden seaside resorts