Archaeology

The graves of Franklin's men on Beechey Island, Nunavut.

You’re Not Historic, So Don’t Leave Your Junk (or Your Body) At Historic Sites

Last month, I visited Beechey Island in the Canadian...
A close up photo of the archway found by archaeologists in Tel Shimron.

Ancient Canaanite Arch Used by Cult

Archaeologists have uncovered a 3,800-year-old vaulted stairwell and Canaanite...
Two lineages emerged from the bottleneck: Neanderthals and humans.

Our Human Ancestors Almost Went Extinct

Humanity now numbers over eight billion people, and it...
neanderthal

Buried With Flowers: Were the Neanderthals That Empathetic?

The 1960 discovery of Shanidar 4, a Neanderthal skeleton...
volcano erupting

Lava-Chasers and Volcanic Tourism

Lava-chasers flock to the world's most active volcanoes, risking...
Wildfires in California.

Ancient Wildfires Wiped Out Large Mammals in California

Globally, wildfires are getting worse. This year alone they...
Aerial view of aqueducts.

Puquios: The Ancient Aqueducts of the Nazca

A mere four kilometers from the famous Nazca Lines...

Skull Found in China May Be Missing Link to Fourth Branch of Humanity

An ancient skull found recently in the Hualongdong region...
homo erectus skull

A Sudden Freeze Forced Early Humans Out of Europe

Europe's earliest human remains date from around 1.4 million...
Oil lamps found with the upper part of a human skull.

The Skull-Filled Cave Used for Ancient Necromancy

The Te’omim Cave sits on the western edge of...

Warrior Buried with Sword and Mirror Was a Woman

In 1999, archaeologists found a 2,000-year-old grave on the...
flood painting

Exploration Mysteries: Deconstructing the Flood Myth

“Then the Lord said to Noah: Go into the...
Spices.

2,000-Year-Old Curry Spices Discovered in Vietnam

Scientists in southern Vietnam have identified the earliest evidence...
The LiDAR scan of the Mayan site

Ancient Mayan City Found in Mexican Jungle

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient Mayan city in the...
The charioteer.

3,000-Year-Old Charioteer Found in Siberia

Archaeologists have uncovered the grave of a 3,000-year-old charioteer...
rows of ancient stone tools

The Oldest Humans in Greece

Many believe that Western civilization began in ancient Greece,...
An artist's interpretation of the Ivory Lady.

A Woman Was the Highest Ranked Person in Copper Age Spain

In 2008, archaeologists discovered the "Ivory Merchant" in a...
Scientists view the Neanderthal markings on the walls of the cave.

Oldest Known Neanderthal Engravings Found in a French Cave

A set of engravings in a cave in France's...
painting

Exploration Mysteries: Ark of the Covenant

Our knowledge of the Ark of the Covenant typically...
fresco of a pizza thing

Fruit on Pizza? Ancient Pompeiians Weigh In

A fresco recently unearthed at an archaeological site at...
Archaeologists uncover the Trumpington Cross.

Archaeologists Reconstruct Face of 7th-Century Teen

A forensic artist in the UK has reconstructed the...
An illustration of the Boxford wood.

A 6,000-Year-Old Carving Sheds New Light On Neolithic Mysteries

A retired surgeon has stumbled across the oldest piece...
face sculpture

Exploration Mysteries: Tartessos

In the 5th or 6th century BC, a powerful...
a submersible in shallow water

Two 500-Year-Old Shipwrecks Found in South China Sea

Under 1,500 meters of seawater off the Chinese coast,...

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