Treasures from pre-colonial southern Africa were suppressed because they contradicted apartheid's official history.
It's arguably Europe's premier Bronze Age art site -– but it has spent the last 50 years hidden underground.
Cancer is not the modern disease many believe it to be. New fossil evidence from two South African caves suggests that its origins lie deep in prehistory.
Scientists are hoping that ancient stone tools found on a family farm in Kenya will add to a clearer picture of the first appearance, duration and variation of prehistoric technologies found so far.
Move over, DNA profilers. Scientists are developing a potentially more powerful technique to identify criminals from their hair.
Cultural resource management archaeologists don't choose where they dig. Instead they identify, evaluate and preserve cultural heritage sites in locations slated for development.
Fossils claiming to be the missing link between ape and humans were manipulated in such a way that Charles Dawson, who discovered them, was most likely the forger.
How a research team identified parasites in 'hygiene sticks' that travellers on the Silk Road effectively used as their toilet paper.
A bronze artefact rescued from a Greek shipwreck could hold the secrets of the universe.
When it comes to valuable African fossils, much is at stake. They often unearth disputed ways of debating archaeology as a science of ‘discovery’.
Space lasers developed in the 1970s are being put to a brand new use.
The 1906 Antiquities Act gives presidents unilateral power to protect land as national monuments. The law has saved important places, but has also fueled intense conflicts over land control.
Research has confirmed a knife found in the ancient Egyptian pharaoh's tomb was made with metal from the heavens.
In an attempt to speed up the planning process, the government has introduced a new law which could put Britain's heritage at risk.
A 9,000-year-old skeleton became a high-profile and highly contested case for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. How do we respectfully deal with ancient human remains?
Getting a scientific paper published about a significant finding - like the discovery of the world's oldest axe - is challenge in itself.
A model Palmyra's Arch of Triumph, made in Italy from Egyptian marble, has been installed in London's Trafalgar Square. Is this such a good thing?
The reach of the Vikings in England went further than we thought.
Unpaid volunteers are negotiating with Islamic State and facing military attacks as they try to save Syria's ancient cities.
Archaeological remains, traditional tribes and conflict among chimpanzees can tell us much about the history of human warfare.