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What We Know About Uncontacted Peoples

These tribes have spurned contact with the modern outside world.

The Carnyx: Music on the Iron Age Battlefield

This wind instrument was designed to intimidate opponents.

What Is Juneteenth and Why Is It Important?

Discover the cultural celebration behind the historic anniversary.

Why Do We Celebrate Black History Month?

Let's delve into the meaning behind this month-long observance.

Heinrich Schliemann and the Controversial Discovery of Ancient Troy

Was he a pioneer of archaeology or a con man who got lucky?

8 Stunning Gothic Castles That You Can Visit

Built during the Middle Ages, these castles are still standing today.

9 Books to Read for Native American Heritage Month

These personal stories shed light on the modern Native American experience.

The Obscure Origins of Halloween

Discover the rich history behind this spooky holiday.

Rediscover the World Around You With 7 Accessible Ethnographies

These eye-opening books shed light on other cultures and communities.

A Change in Weather Created Global Consequences in the 17th Century

Historian Geoffrey Parker explores how global cooling caused famine, war, and economic collapse in the 1600s.

The History of the Corset, a Garment Fraught with Misconceptions

Often demonized as patriarchal torture devices, these garments were seen as a practicality in their day.

9 Books About the History and the Hurdles of the Olympics Games

The Olympic Games have roots in a religious festival. Since their revival, they’ve become a platform for political statements and corporate byplay. 

The Cultural Impact of Volcanic Eruptions Throughout History

These natural disasters have had a surprising influence on art, music, and literature.

The Most Bizarre Historical Folk Remedies

Each of these so-called cures is stranger than the last.

10 Illuminating Books About the Victorian Era

From crime and punishment to technological advancements and beyond.

The Battle of Toho Company

A unionization fight led to widespread effects on the Cold War and Japanese and global culture.