Matt Malloy

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Are Hunter-Gatherers The Happiest Humans To Inhabit Earth?

There's an idea percolating up from the anthropology world that may make you rethink what makes you happy.<p>The idea is not new. It surfaced in the popular consciousness back in the late 1960s and helped to galvanize a growing environmental movement.<p>And now several books are bringing it back into the …

Anthropology

Ancient stringed instrument unearthed in China

1/06/2015 06:00:00 PM<p>Chinese archaeologists have unearthed relics of musical instruments from a complex of tombs dating back thousands of years in …

Human Ancestors May Have Used Tools Half-Million Years Earlier Than Thought

Fossil hand bones show evidence of tool use more than three million years ago.<p>Who swung the first hammer stone? Early human ancestors may have hefted tools more than three million years ago, ancient hand bones suggest. That’s roughly half a million years earlier than the oldest stone tools yet …

Embracing Stone Age Couple Found in Greek Cave

Rare double burials discovered at one of the largest Neolithic burial sites in Europe.<p>Strange and surprising findings have been reported from ongoing excavations at Alepotrypa Cave, a site in the Peloponnesus that one archaeologist called "a Neolithic Pompeii," the Greek Ministry of Culture, …

Can You Dig It? More Evidence Suggests Humans From The Ice Age

In Florida, archaeologists are investigating a site that a century ago sparked a scientific controversy. Today, it's just a strip of land near an airport.<p>But in 1915, it was a spot that became world-famous because of the work of Elias Sellards, Florida's state geologist. Sellards led a scientific …

Anthropology

Vast ancient underground city beneath Cappadocia being excavated

The newly-discovered subterranean city beneath Nevşehir in Turkey is mysterious, intriguing, and rich with history. The caves, tunnels, hidden …

Humans Butchered Elephants 500,000 Years Ago, Ancient Tool Suggests

Stone tools that are half a million years old have been unearthed in Israel — and they still have traces of elephant fat clinging to them.<p>The new …

Anthropology

First glimpse inside the Siberian cave that holds the key to man's origins

New revelations expected as Novosibirsk experts share latest ancient finds with world's leading specialists.

Buried Soldiers May Be Victims of Ancient Chemical Weapon

Almost 2,000 years ago, 19 Roman soldiers rushed into a cramped underground tunnel, prepared to defend the Roman-held Syrian city of Dura-Europos …

Ancient History

Earliest Human Species Possibly Found in Ethiopia

An ancient jawbone fragment is the oldest human fossil discovered yet, a bone potentially from a new species that reveals the human family may have …

Anthropology

Male And Female Roles Different In Stone And Bronze Age: Women Spread Culture And Traveled, Men Stayed Home

These days, we often say that people with outdated stereotypes of male and female roles are still living in the “Stone Age.” But a new study has …

Ancient farmhouse found in Israel reveals agricultural secrets

An ancient farmhouse dating back to 2,800 years ago complete with 23 rooms, winepresses and a grain silo is no longer lost to the ages. Over the past few weeks, archaeologists have uncovered the sprawling stone house in Rosh Ha-'Ayin, in central Israel.<p>Archaeologists found the farmhouse during an …

The rise of humankind, in one mesmerizing map

Today, human influence has transformed almost every part of the globe. But looking at the span of human history, this wasn't the case until quite recently.<p>That's one of the many lessons from a series of fascinating maps and charts from WorldPopulationHistory.org, which shows the explosive growth of …

Geography

Sunken cities reveal secrets of Ancient Egypt | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Until 1996, two of Egypt's greatest cities were missing. Then along came French archeologist Franck Goddio, who made an extraordinary discovery underwater.<p>For 1,000 years, Thonis-Heracleion was completely submerged. Fish made their homes among the rubble of mighty temples; hieroglyphs …

Ancient History

DNA could solve mystery of the Indus Valley civilization that ruled Asia during the Bronze Age

He points to the rocky mounds looming over a huddle of brick houses, a herd of black buffalo and a few stunted trees.<p>The rising sun burns off a chill mist over the north-west Indian plains.<p>A low rise was a fortification, Chand says, and a darker patch of red earth hides the site of an altar. Nimbly …

Florida's Pristine Parks: Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge

Make Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge your launching pad for expanded explorations into Florida’s wild spaces.<p>Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge protects a 35,000-acre labyrinth of mangrove islands, freshwater and saltwater marshes, brackish ponds, winding channels, sandy …

Escapism: Why to Go to Sardinia, Italy

Modernity forgot Sardinia. The antique hills are still dotted with stone outposts, as though Phoenician raiders may at any moment appear on the horizon. There is an Arthurian feel to the island: it is waiting patiently for a great king to arise, rebuild the Nuragic edifices and light the beacons. …

The Ancient Fortress of Masada As Seen From the Sky - Drone360

By Carl Engelking | August 6, 2015 2:24 pm<p>Masada as seen from a drone. <i>(Credit: Screengrab from JP Worthington Media/Vimeo)</i><p>The ancient mountaintop …

Archaeology

Is There Really a Cheapest Time of Day to Book a Flight?

It's popular advice we've all read on one site or another: Book early in the morning for the cheapest flights! Or don't book on a Friday night! Or only book at noon on a Tuesday. Or only book during a full moon. (Okay, that one we haven't actually heard, but we're sure someone, somewhere, has …

Were the Mayas the ultimate ancient civilisation?

Ahead of a major exhibition, Alastair Smart explains why we remain so fascinated by this magnificent, mysterious and bloodthirsty people<p>The trouble with the great civilisations of Mesoamerica isn’t just the sheer number of them, but the fact that their names sound so similar. From the Olmecs and …

Lighthouse of Alexandria: Ancient wonder of the world to be rebuilt in Egypt

The Lighthouse of Alexandria - one of the seven wonders of the ancient world - will be rebuilt at its original location, according to Egypt’s Supreme …

The Best Backpacking Food

Extended time in the backcountry often equates to a dry diet. Learning how to cook well in the wilderness is an art that doesn't come quickly but can …

Ancient Mayan city built on a grid probably had a powerful ruler

An ancient Mayan city followed a unique grid pattern, providing evidence of a powerful ruler, archaeologists working at Nixtun-Ch'ich' in Petén, …

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10 of the best beaches … that you’ve probably never heard of

Photograph: Alamy<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/24/1429896408101/07566b2b-290d-40a6-b741-c96d15bcff6b-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

Beaches

Best Eateries In Rome

When you are in Rome, there is no doubt you will see a large number of places to eat. Most, however, are of mediocre quality and because they are …

How to Make a Cinnamon Roll Grilled Cheese With Hot Pepper Jelly

<i>By: Perry Santanachote</i><p>When the folks at Cinnabon decided to get into the pizza game last year, we initially winced. Not because the idea of a hybridized cinnamon roll/pizza monster wasn't appealing. But because we knew we could do better. Behold: <b>the cinnamon roll grilled cheese</b>, a savory take on …

Veggie Side Acts That Just Might Steal Your Dinner Show

<b>11 of the best veggie recipes that even non-vegetarians will love.</b><p><b>Asparagus Flatbread</b><p>As soon as this flatbread comes out of the oven, it's guaranteed to disappear. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Whole Roasted Carrots</b><p>Cumin and mint give it a Moroccan flair, and the roasted onions add sweetness. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Crispy</b> …

Rome Reborn: Take a Virtual Tour of Ancient Rome, Circa 320 C.E.

A few years ago, we featured Rome Reborn, which is essentially "a 3D digital model of the Eternal City at a time when Ancient Rome’s population had …

6 Destinations You Should Visit In Ireland, As Recommended By The Actual Irish

Chances are, Dublin, Galway or even Cork immediately come to mind when considering places to visit in Ireland. And those places are undoubtedly lovely, but what about the other, more unknown spots around the Emerald Isle?<p>Based on travel data collected by our friends at Booking.com, we were able to …