How Scotland Forged a Rare Alliance Between Amateur Treasure Hunters and Archaeologists

“Within a matter of hours, Hunter and Freeman realized they had a hoard on their hands— something intentionally hidden, either in the hopes of returning for it later or as part of a ritual or ceremony. The last time anything like it had been found in the area was in 1864. To Hunter, the real treasure wasn’t the metal; it was the traces of organic material he could make out among the artifacts, including a tangle of leather straps and a wood-and-leather scabbard concealing the blade of the sword.”

Source: Popular Science
Published: Aug 24, 2021
Length: 14 minutes (3,706 words)

Our 9,000-Year Love Affair With Booze

Alcohol isn’t just a mind-altering drink: It has been a prime mover of human culture from the beginning, fueling the development of arts, language, and religion.

Published: Feb 1, 2017
Length: 22 minutes (5,715 words)