Archaeology

skull with a sharpened stick stuck through the nose and mouth

Violence, Disease Killed Almost Everyone in Denmark — Twice

Late neolithic Denmark was a tough place to live...
a stone entryway leading to an underground chamber

Controversy Persists in Troubled Tomb of Alexander the Great’s Father

One tomb containing a who’s who of fourth-century Macedonian...
3d image of submerged boulders

Underwater Stone-Age Wall Once Trapped Reindeer

For Holocene hunters in Germany, reindeer were a big...
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Exploration Mysteries: Doggerland

Did you ever wonder how Britain separated from the...
a wooden tablet inscribed with a glyphic language

Mysterious Easter Island Glyphs Suggest a One-of-a-Kind Language

If you thought the rongorongo language was younger than...
A burnt Herculaneum scroll.

Scroll Buried By Vesuvius Finally Deciphered

Three student researchers have won three-quarters of a million...
Left: The cave site Ilsenhöhle beneath the castle of Ranis. Right: Stone tools from the LRJ at Ranis

Bones in German Cave Rewrite History of Homo Sapiens

Bone fragments found in a German cave reveal that...
Researcher Olivia King with a newly discovered fossil.

Strange Dr. Seuss-Like Tree Discovered in Canadian Quarry

Weird, bushy, top-heavy tree fossils found in a Canadian...
A ice-age baton perhaps for making rope

Purpose of Mysterious Ice Age Tool Revealed

A few years ago, archaeologists working in Hohle Fels...
whale bone alley

Natural Wonders: Whale Bone Alley

On Yttygran Island, just off the Chukotka Peninsula in...
The wreck in Newfoundland

Nineteenth Century Wreck Suddenly Appears in Newfoundland

Centuries-old shipwrecks don't tend to suddenly appear, if anything...
Plain of Jars

Exploration Mysteries: Plain of Jars

Once upon a time, giants roamed the foothills of...
The Erebus on a rare calm day.

Erebus At Risk: Researchers Running Out of Time To Investigate Franklin’s Ship

Researchers only discovered the wrecks of HMS Erebus and...
a split screen photo, on one side hand digging out a necklace, on the other, some ancient jewels.

Huge Treasure Trove Unearthed at Temple to Artemis

A lot of archeology is a dry, boring slog,...
Caesars name inscribed on the bullet.

Archaeologists Unearth 2,000-Year-Old Bullet Inscribed with Julius Caesar’s Name

Archaeologists have found a bullet inscribed with Julius Caesar's...
Arctic Ocean Sea Ice

Ice Road Nomads: Research Says ‘Sea Ice Highway’ Led Early Settlers To North America

How did ancient nomads reach North America? Scientists have long...
several images of the front and back of a coin

The Peruvian Coin that Shouldn’t Exist

From the moment humans decided that tiny bits of...
LiDAR image shows the network of rectangular platforms at the site in Ecuador.

Lost City Found in the Amazon

Archaeologists have found an ancient city hidden for centuries...
skull with a sharpened stick stuck through the nose and mouth

The Surprise Origin of Multiple Sclerosis in Europe

A flight of studies one genetic researcher called a...
peru mummy

‘False Heads’ On 73 Mummies Tell Different Story of Ancient Peru

Seventy-three intact burials, some adorned with intricately carved masks,...
ancient leather samples

Ancient Scythians Used Human Flesh to Make War Implements

From a letter opener fashioned with a Japanese WWII...
ancient stone with lettering

Archaeologists Uncover ‘Curse Tablet’ in Germany

Today, people often vent their frustration at others publicly...
an unburied skeleton with objects for scale and orientation

Ancient Skeleton From Southern Russia Surprises UK Scientists

When workers on a British road improvement project excavated...
ancient Mesopotamian brick

Iron Oxide in Ancient Bricks Reveal Strange History of Earth’s Electromagnetic Field

The Earth's magnetic field surged mysteriously in Mesopotamia (modern-day...

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