More is possible in a virtual world than in a classroom – that's what makes Minecraft invaluable.
In an attempt to revive Egypt's crucial tourism industry, its government has launched a series of sensational projects.
The discovery of the world's oldest jewellery at the Blombos Cave in South Africa has resulted in a paradigm shift in our understanding of human evolution.
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.
Future archaeologists sifting through Glastonbury's earth will look for clues as we do at Stonehenge.
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.
ISIS's destruction of archeological treasures is horrifying but reflects a too-human history of obliterating the past of "enemy" cultures. Moreover, all is not really "lost."
New research upends the previous theory that tsetse flies – and the disease they carry – were the main reason the spread of livestock domestication in Africa stalled out for a thousand years.
New discovery is evidence of trade with continental Europe.