Embalming is just one among the world’s wide variety of funeral practices, and in a sense it’s as ordinary as any other. Then again, it’s pretty strange.
People who were part of the Hopewell culture ventured far and wide to obtain large quantities of raw materials.
Tree-ring dating helps answer questions about pre-Columbian life in the Mesa Verde region.
Among gifts, the peace medal is one of the most coveted—and complex.
Without the material value of a literal coin, we are left to trust in the symbolic relationships that give meaning to money.
Scientific findings tend to be provisional. That’s a good thing.