Latest Archaeology Stories
What ice cores tell us about ancient storms
The Cat May Have Been Domesticated Two Separate Times
Looking Inside a Mummy’s Stomach
Muons And Drone-Mounted Lasers Probe For Secret Rooms In Egypt’s Pyramids
Why tiny fossils can tell us more than big ones
Did Humans Evolve Opposable Thumbs So We Could Punch Each Other?
Pharaoh’s Feminine Figure Explained
Our Neanderthal DNA May Help Scientists Understand Depression And Addiction
New Kittens For Koko, An Indoor Coral Reef, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week
Jefferson-Era Chemistry Lab Discovered At UVA
Archeologists Unearth Oldest “Old World” Brain
A Space Archaeologist Wants Your Help In Locating Lost Tombs
The Space Archaeologists
Bogs are beautiful, swampy records of human history
Cheese played a surprisingly important role in human evolution
9,000-Year-Old Remains Show Evidence Of Oldest Known Decapitation In The Americas
Sail Like An Egyptian
What Did Early Americans Eat?
Reports of Homo erectus’ laziness are ‘moronic’
Satellites Help Locate Shipwrecks In Shallow Waters
‘Indiana Jones 5’ Is Coming, Starring Harrison Ford
The weirdest things we learned this week: bone flutes, zebra carriages, and laughing gas parties
Explore A 3D Model Of Richard III’s Parking-Lot Grave
Oldest Human DNA Found in the Americas
I squeezed through a 7-inch passage to find ancient humans
Burnt bread shows that our ancestors were baking 4,000 years before agriculture
Website Yields Unexpected Results in the Business of Artifacts
Humans Spread Over South America Like An Invasive Species
Do Those Guys With Metal Detectors Ever Find Treasure?
Eating Carbs Helped Humans Develop Big Brains
Scientists In The United Kingdom Are ‘Fingerprinting’ Stolen Rocks
Four Years of Google Earth, and What Has it Found?
A volcanic eruption may have helped the dinosaurs take over the world
Who Or What Left This 60,000-Ton Ancient Artifact Under The Sea?
How South Africa’s ‘Cradle of Humankind’ got the title
Ancient ‘made in China’ label pushes back the date of shipwreck by 100 years
Floridians And Mastodons Once Coexisted
So, Just How Good Are You At Puzzles?
Why Did King Tut Have A Knife Made Out Of Meteorite?
Neolithic surgeons might have practiced their skull-drilling techniques on cows
‘Ancient Greek’ Ruins Actually Made By Ancient Microbes
Why archaeologists are arguing about sweet potatoes
Atlantis isn’t real, but here are all the places it could have been
An Ocean of Data: Looking for Sunken Treasure in a New Way
Archaeologists Could Use Augmented Reality To Immortalize Ancient Sites
How scientists keep ancient shipwrecks from crumbling into dust
Scientists Just Made A Brand-New Ancient Human Mummy Leg
A female hunter’s remains hint at more fluid gender roles in the early Americas
Humans flourished through a supervolcano eruption 74,000 years ago (so you can make it through Tuesday)
Future Job Alert: Space Junk Archeologist
Saving historical landmarks from climate change could mean altering them
More Evidence That Neanderthals May Have Had Some Cannibalistic Tendencies
Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Peruvian Burial Ground
Neanderthals’ Clothing Could Have Killed Them
Researchers Pin Down Old Fossil Hoax To One Suspect
Slime Molds Help Researchers Map Ancient Roadways
Mind your pickaxe: What to do when you encounter fossils and artifacts in the wild
The Iceman Wore Five Different Animal Products When He Died
Shipwreck From Early 1800s Discovered in Lake Ontario
In Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley,’ a Black community battles an industry that threatens its health—and history
Neolithic women were probably a lot stronger than you
Your Blue Jeans Can Trace Their Origins To Peru, 6,000 Years Ago
There’s apparently a giant void in the Great Pyramid. Here’s why we don’t know what’s in there.
X-Ray Technique Helps Archaeologists Read Scrolls Preserved By Vesuvius Eruption