Megan Lyons

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More Than 400 Animals Offered to Aztec Gods

Archaeologists reveal details of bones from sacred precinct in Mexico City.<p><b>Archaeologists have identified more than 400 species of animals among offerings found at the site of Tenochtitlan, the ancient capital of the Aztecs.</b><p>In this great city, the pyramid now known as the Templo Mayor towered above …

Shamans: Masters of Ecstasy

<b>Nergui stood in the center of the room, swaying from side to side, chanting, “Great sky, please come here.” His eyes were closed, and he gripped a cluster of multicolored cloth strips. His voice was rough and the melody repetitive, like an ancient ballad: “Oh, great blue sky, which is my blanket,</b> …

Venom: The Bite That Heals

Michael decided to go for a swim. He was on vacation with his family in Guerrero, Mexico, and it was hotter than blazes. He grabbed his swimming trunks from where they’d been drying on a chair, slid them on, and jumped into the pool. Instead of cool relief, a burning pain ripped through the back of …

Bringing Them Back to Life

The revival of an extinct species is no longer a fantasy. But is it a good idea?<p><b>On July 30, 2003, a team of Spanish and French scientists reversed time. They brought an animal back from extinction, if only to watch it become extinct again.</b> The animal they revived was a kind of wild goat known as a</i> …

The Case of the Missing Human Ancestor

<b>In the Altay Mountains</b> of southern Siberia, some 200 miles from where Russia touches Mongolia, China, and Kazakhstan, nestled under a rock face about 30 yards above a little river called the Anuy, there is a cave called Denisova. It has long attracted visitors. The name comes from that of a hermit, …

Archaeologists Recover Two More Cannons From Blackbeard’s Ship

Human Journey<p>The <i>Queen Anne’s Revenge</i> was one of the most heavily armed pirate vessels afloat in the early 18th century. During his brief but colorful career, Blackbeard used the vessel to plunder shipping from the Caribbean Sea to the coast of colonial America, daring to hold the city of …

Stonehenge Revealed: Why Stones Were a "Special Place"

Lead archaeologist at Stonehenge discusses his team's discoveries in new book.<p><b>The eerie megaliths of Stonehenge have inspired speculation for centuries.</b>