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.
Multiple times over the centuries, climate issues caused Pueblo farming to collapse, taking the establishment down with it. New research suggests there are parallels with American inequalities today.
Work is already underway to repair the damage to the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria, but we need to question if technology will take things too far.
It takes more than a quick scan for high-tech archaeology to reveal history's secrets.
As a fifth Indiana Jones film is announced, what Indy got right – and wrong – in his earlier exploits ...
What's in a name? In search of the link between the Parisi people of East Yorkshire and Parisii of northern France.
Archaeologists are launching a crowdfunded search for Lindisfarne monastery, famous for St Cuthbert and Lindisfarne Gospels.
More is possible in a virtual world than in a classroom – that's what makes Minecraft invaluable.