Neanderthals Were Smarter Than You Think
Neanderthals, suggest recent studies, had complex societies and even some culture.
An Object History of the Persian Carpet
The famous Persian carpet, woven by female artisans in southwestern Iran, may be going extinct. Its story can be told in spindles and whorls.
The Strange Geometric Shapes Scattered Across the Middle East
Like the Nazca lines of Peru, a strange series of shapes have been found in the Middle East. New research has tried to understand their purpose.