Joined: Apr 7, 2016
Kristina Killgrove is a semi-retired anthropologist and writes for outlets such as Forbes, Mental Floss, and Smithsonian Magazine,
Archaeology badger don’t care if it's mucking up our knowledge of the ancient past.
Unearthed in St. Augustine, Florida, the remains may date back to the Spanish settlement of the city in the mid 16th century.
Bird poop has been a favored fertilizer for centuries—and, it turns out, is an excellent preserver of human flesh.
This list is for the more macabre among you.
Medicine and fashion may have collided in this tuberculosis treatment.
Researchers analyzed 20 sets of human remains from one of the many workhouses where entire families were institutionalized—and made to work long hours—as a "remedy" to poverty.
The combination of cool climate and anoxic water in these northern bogs makes conditions right for long-term preservation.
The mysterious Antikythera mechanism—sometimes called 'the world's first computer'—has fascinated scholars for decades.
Porpoise porridge, anyone?
The ravages of "phossy jaw"—necrosis of the jaw bone caused by phosphorus poisoning—may have been discovered in a young teenager's remains.
And when did women and babies start surviving it?
The emperor Vespasian reportedly defended his tax on urine by saying "pecunia non olet"—money doesn’t stink.