Welcome to the Past and the Curious, the Guardians new home for archaeology and anthropology
Here we go, a new archaeology and anthropology blog, bringing you tombs, treasures, tribes and high adventure. Well maybe; were hoping therell be even more interesting and unexpected things than those to be honest. Theres plenty more going on than the stuff that usually makes the papers and together the five of us will aim to bring you a view from the inside on some of the most important discoveries and ideas that are shaping archaeological and anthropological research right now; the things that the experts are excited about. Well take you on a tour of some of the most fascinating excavations, past, present and future. Well reveal the studies being done with contemporary communities around the world, and the secrets being revealed by evolutionary and forensic anthropologists.
What unites archaeology and anthropology is that they are about people past and present – based on the complex, multi-layered evidence available. We are interested in everything. No other research areas approach the study of humanity in such varied and encompassing ways.