Why hunter gatherers weren't as peaceful as you may think.
A new study is rewriting our understanding of archaic humans and how they may have interacted with early humans.
Modern technology is helping archaeologists to discover buried sites without risking to damage them.
Not all technologies are created equal. Researchers devised a new model to explain why, after eons of nothing much new, we sometimes see an explosion of innovation in the archaeological record.
Turns out the Egyptians weren't the only ones who mummified their dead.
Archaeological and textual detective work is filling in some information about how ancient Romans used and thought about their sewers thousands of years ago.
Our past is under threat from "nighthawks" - illegal metal detectorists who go out at night to seek their fortune from protected ancient monuments. A Bristol archaeologist investigates.
Remains from a 9000-year-old victim in Brazil suggests he was beheaded, de-fleshed and had his hands amputated.
Advances in computer power mean archaeologists can now tell a huge amount about what's underground without picking up a spade.
Khaled al-Asaad was a world renowned scholar before his death at the hands of Islamic State.
These massacres entail killing on a relative scale seen today only in the most war-torn countries.
One of the by-products of field projects working in the same area over a prolonged period of time is the realisation that the team makes an enduring contribution to the local community.
Future archaeologists sifting through Glastonbury's earth will look for clues as we do at Stonehenge.
A genomic sequencing study suggesting that the 9,000-year old skeleton dubbed "Kennewick Man" was Native American will intensify a 20-year-old dispute about what should happen to the remains.
Archaeology is protected as part of the planning process but the huge wave of planned house building means this is at risk.
A completely new human ancestor dating back to 3.5– 3.3 million years ago has been discovered.
The destruction of Iraq and Syria's cultural heritage is more than wanton vandalism – it's a grim political project.
Discovery of 3.3m-year old stone tools in Kenya are the oldest-known manufactured artefacts.
Stone tools excavated in Kenya date back 3.3 million years – making them about a million years older than the oldest known fossils from our own hominid genus Homo. Who made and used these tools?
The change of lifestyle from 10,000 years ago had a dramatic impact on the male divefrsity revealed in DNA.