One criticism of current 3D models of archaeological sites is that they are presented devoid of human traces and history.
Some time between 1100 and 1700 AD, a Massospondylus bone was discovered and carried to a rock shelter in Lesotho.
Is the beastie lurking in the watery depths of Loch Ness?
Incorporating Akan folklore in the curriculum will promote quality and lifelong education in Ghana.
Some rhododendron fossils are 60 million years old, showing they were around before the Himalayas were formed.
From snake-like creatures with claws to jealous virgin ghosts, female monsters have long been a part of women’s lore. Such figures were Intimately tied to childbirth, sexuality and child mortality.
Snails were recognised in medieval times for their unusual strength, given that they were able to carry their home on their back.
It may have got off to a shaky start, but The Wicker Man is now one of British film’s best-loved horror stories, thanks to its deeply disturbing plot.
The idea of a creature like the Loch Ness monster fascinates people. But does the scientific evidence say it’s a prehistoric beast or total fake?
Could Santa’s grin be closer to the evil clown’s than you think?
Like all members of the category of ‘fey’, or the beings of the preternatural world, including fairies, elves, and pixies, goblins are renowned for being tricksy. In other words, best avoided.
A folklorist explains how Halloween continues an ancient Celtic tradition of the celebration of the dead.
With the longest coastline in England, serpent myths abound in Essex.
Everyone is going ‘goblin mode’, but does the trend unfairly malign goblins of folklore?
The Russian army has fared poorly and the Ukrainian military has fared well, defying experts’ predictions about the war in Ukraine. Can children’s fairy tales help explain the difference?
A mermaid with face of a monkey and body of fish has reignited interest in the Japanese ningyo
The ‘Disneyfication’ of fairies has helped us forget their darker origins.
The past century’s vampires have often been a bit dashing, even romantic. That’s not how the myth started out.
Mermaids are not real, but are meaningful to people around the world.
Folklore isn’t a whimsical fancy - it’s happening all around us all the time.