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Daniel Weiss

Reporter, writer, editor

New York, NY

Daniel Weiss

Reporter, writer, editor

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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.
Archaeology Link to Story
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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.
Archaeology Link to Story
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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.
Archaeology Link to Story
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Memo to science nerds: Learn improv

Scientists are taking cues from actors, to keep audiences from snoozing.
Al Jazeera America Link to Story
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Sticky Business

How do geckos run across ceilings upside down? And will humans ever be able to do the same?
Discovery Channel Magazine Link to Story
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Diver Down

Free divers push themselves to extremes of endurance in pursuit of records—and nirvana.
Discovery Channel Magazine Link to Story
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What Would You Do?

Journalists play social scientist by tweaking reality and reporting on what results.
Columbia Journalism Review Link to Story
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Scroll Search

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

Evidence of trade, diplomacy, and vast wealth on an unassuming island in the Baltic Sea
Archaeology Link to Story
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The Cult of Amun

In the epic rivalry between ancient Egypt and Nubia, one god had enduring appeal.
Archaeology Link to Story
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Ant Explorers

Tropical fire ants spread out across the world by hitching a ride on sixteenth-century Spanish galleons.
Archaeology Link to Story
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Seismic Shift

A new explanation for the mysterious disappearance of a Chinese civilization 3000 years ago.
Archaeology Link to Story

About

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.