Archaeology

Archaeologists excavate a grave in Sweden

Europe’s First Farmers Disappeared 5,000 Years Ago

In the 14th century, the plague wiped out 50...
two-tiered grass mound with steps to the top

Why the Thriving Mississippi Town of Cahokia Disappeared 800 Years Ago

In 1250 AD, a cluster of earthen mounds by...
Tibetan cave

Mysterious Denisovans Survived on Tibetan Plateau for 160,000 Years

The discovery of bones in a Tibetan cave 3,280m...
An illustration of the pig-and-human painting that was just dated to over 50,000 years ago.

World’s Oldest Cave Art Found in Indonesia

Scientists have discovered a painting of three human figures...
primitive stone tools

Sophisticated Tools and Techniques Began 600,000 Years Ago

Even Stone Age technology is too complicated for every...
Overview of the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza

A Surprise Discovery: The Ancient Mayans Sacrificed Young Boys

Every year, millions of tourists flock to Chichen Itza...
ancient cargo at the bottom of the ocean

Oldest Shipwreck in the World Is ‘History-Changing Discovery’

An ancient cargo ship has been found at the...
a glass bottle inside a leaden pot, containing dark-colored liquid

Booze of the Dead: 2,000-Year-Old White Wine Found in Crypt

There’s a new record for the world’s oldest liquid...
the roman baths at bath england

New Evidence That Bath’s Famous Waters Actually Prevent Disease

New research conducted at the site of the Roman...
ancient skull

Ancient Egyptian Skull Shows Evidence of Cancer Treatment

Cancer is rarely discussed in connection with ancient cultures....
horses on rolling grassland

Modern Horses Date Back 4,200 Years

The domestication of horses was not a single event....
seahenge from above

Seahenge Mystery Solved

Seahenge is a 4,000-year-old circle of timber on the...
archaeologists at work on mammoth bones

Mammoth Bones Found in Wine Cellar

Wine cellars typically contain old wine but not old...
complete but battered skeleton lying on dirt in a pit

Iron Age Woman’s Remains Suggest Grim Human Sacrifice

Broken bones, a lacerated vertebrae, and bound wrists: An...
pictographs of supernova?

Do These Ancient Pictographs Show a Supernova?

In 1953, two CalTech astrophysicists with a side passion...
old Polish coins

Explorers May Have Found Treasure of Legendary Polish Hermit

A cache of coins that may have belonged to...
the pyramids at Giza

An Enduring Pyramid Mystery, Solved

Let's get something out of the way right off...
a stone with markings

UK Gardener Makes Rare Archaeology Find While Weeding

The peak of the COVID-19 epidemic is rightly remembered...
Australian landcape

Mapping Human Migration Across Australia’s Lost ‘Atlantis’

Given Australia's gigantic scale and wild nature, archaeological research...
A decorative carved ring on the wall of a ballcourt in the ancient Maya city of Chichen Itza

Ancient Maya Blessed Ball Courts with Hallucinogenic Plants

The ancient Maya often built large ball courts in...
Saint-Marcel caves.

How Did Ancient Humans Find Their Way Deep into a French Cave?

The Saint-Marcel cave is one of France's largest and...
twisted cylinder of coal-like substance with red laser lines

X-Rays, AI Decode Plato’s Deathbed Words

How would you go about reading a rolled-up text...
Detail of the filed teeth from the male individual in grave 25 from Slite, Othem parish, Gotland.

Now We Know Why Vikings Filed Grooves Into Their Teeth

Vikings filed horizontal grooves into their teeth to show...

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