Kids Unearth Ancient Native American Town

More than 400 years ago, Spanish explorers built a small fort in the Native American town of Joara in the mountains of North Carolina. Today, archaeologists are exploring the fields where Joara once stood. And students get to help. Involving lots of work and lots of fun, it’s the only way to learn about hands-on archaeology for kids. Learn more at

In the News: Ice Age Leafcutter Bee Fossils At La Brea Tar Pits

The La Brea Tar Pits in California are known for saber-toothed cats and mastodons but they also have insects. Recent examination of fossil leafcutter bee nest cells, led by Anna Holden of Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and colleagues, reveal insights into the habitat and climate at the La Brea Tar Pits toward the last Ice Age.

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