Anthropology / Everything Human

Searching for the Origins of the First Americans

Unearthed

  • The remains of a 500-year-old Inuvialuit village are sliding into the ocean as the coast gives way. Archaeologists are moving quickly to excavate the most impressive of the semi-subterranean dwellings to understand the people who lived there.

    History Lost to Sea

    Researchers are racing to record—and save—the cultural treasures of the western Canadian Arctic before they fall victim to climate change.

  • Stones with names of towns and villages, where the victims came from, are seen on the grounds of the former German Nazi Death Camp Treblinka.

    The Darkest Truths

    After the Nazis' three so-called Operation Reinhard camps swallowed more than a million and a half Jewish lives, the camps were themselves destroyed. Forensic archaeologists are finally exploring what lies beneath the earth—but not without resistance.