- from Archaeology
Archaeologists don’t have all the answers. And sometimes, the answers they do have turn out to be wrong.
Unsolved histories go beyond a few lone artifacts. Some of the most gripping cases are centuries-old murder mysteries. Who killed the bog people—Iron Age Europeans—by stabbing, strangling, or hanging them and then tossing them in bogs? And why? What happened to the Anasazi people of the Southwest, who carved pueblos (villages) out of cliffs, only to abandon them suddenly?
The biggest mysteries of history involve whole continents. For example, who was the first European to step on American soil? It definitely was not Christopher Columbus, as archaeologists once thought and history once taught.