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Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM

The Stonehenge Riverside Project led by archaeologist Michael Parker Pearson has produced a wealth of new information about this mysterious stone circle on Salisbury Plain—and overturned previous theories about its creators, origins, and uses.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Their prowess was the stuff of many cultures’ legends. New archeological discoveries point to evidence that women warriors could actually be found on the battlefield—not just in storytellers’ imaginations.

Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:45 PM

When the skeleton of a 9,000-year-old man was discovered in Washington state in 1996, physical anthropologist Douglas Owsley of the Natural History Museum was among the scientists who studied the bones. The discoveries made during that investigation shed dramatic new light on the ancestral origins of some of the early residents of the Pacific Northwest.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 6:45 PM

The deities of ancient Greece and Rome held sway over followers who gathered in secret societies organized in their honor. Classicist Frederick Winter examines the rites and beliefs of several of the major cults, and finds echoes of these pagan groups in another once-secret group of worshippers: early Christians.


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