Daniel Weiss

Reporter, writer, editor

New York, NY

Daniel Weiss

Reporter, writer, editor


The Amazing True Story of Nathan Harrison

Excavations uncover the hidden life of a formerly enslaved man who became a California legend
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An Enduring Design

A helmet uncovered in the 1950s turns out to be one of just two known nearly complete Viking helmets in the world
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The Emperor of Stones

A 1,200-year-old runestone may be linked to Ragnarok, the apocalyptic battle in Norse mythology
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Ancient Academia

The life of a 7th-century B.C. Mesopotamian scholar was in some ways akin to that of a modern academic.
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Place of the Loyal Samurai

On a Micronesian island, archaeologists have identified evocative evidence of one of WWII’s most brutal battles.
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The Case of the Stolen Sumerian Antiquities

Experts managed to track down looted antiquities through a combination of good fortune and canny sleuthing.
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After the Battle

The defeat of a Scottish army at the 1650 Battle of Dunbar was just the beginning of an epic ordeal for the survivors
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Cultural Revival

Excavations near a Yup’ik village in Alaska are helping its people reconnect with the epic stories of their ancestors.
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The Viking Great Army

A tale of conflict and adaptation played out in northern England
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It took a team of preservationists nearly three years to disassemble the largest known British coin hoard
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Scroll Search

Archaeologists have found a cave in the West Bank that may have once held Dead Sea Scrolls
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Hoards of the Vikings

Evidence of trade, diplomacy, and vast wealth on an unassuming island in the Baltic Sea
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Daniel Weiss

I am currently executive editor at Archaeology magazine. In previous jobs and freelance assignments, I have written about a range of topics in science, health, medicine, and politics. I also like to write profiles and have done the odd radio story in the past.

After graduating from Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism in 2007, I was part of a small New York City–based team that launched the Discovery Channel Magazine and then stayed on as a staff writer after daily operations moved to Singapore. I have also been managing editor of Campaigns & Elections, a magazine that covers the business and art of politics.