Deep inside Monte Kronio, hot, humid and sulfurous caves held an ancient secret.
Giuseppe Savino, La Venta Esplorazioni Geografiche
Growing grapes and making wine come with a lot of implications about a culture's capabilities. Apparently, Sicily of 6,000 years ago was more sophisticated than archaeologists had given it credit for.
Footprint from 700,000 years ago.
Children in the distant past were put to work early, reveal footprints.
Fossilized teeth from a modern human who lived in Israel close to 200,000 years ago.
Israel Hershkovitz, Tel Aviv University
New discoveries are changing archaeologists' ideas about the origins of our own species and our migration out of Africa. This fossil pushes Homo sapiens' African exodus date back by 50,000 years.
Skeletal fragments from Hummervikholmen, one of sites featured in this study.
Scandinavia was populated by two main migrations, making its first inhabitants more genetically diverse and adapted to harsh climates than those in the rest of Europe.
A diverse history.
Witan hexateuch via Wikimedia Commons
The Anglo-Saxons were written into history by their descendants.
Pleito cave site,
A Native American tribe in California got a chance to reconnect with their past through virtual reality models of inaccessible, sacred sites.
Wellcome Trust/Wikimedia Commons
At Ebbsfleet, in northeast Kent, archaeologists have finally uncovered the site where Julius Caesar's fleet landed in 54BC.
Cat’s Brain long barrow is near the more famous Stonehenge (pictured) but predates it by hundreds of years.
An archaeological dig at Cat's Brain has unearthed a remarkable insight into life in Britain before Stonehenge.
Here’s a modern human skull on the left, and Neanderthal skull on the right.
Maeve, age 8, has a question that has stumped many scientists over the years. And that’s because it’s a surprisingly tricky question to answer. It depends a bit on what you mean by 'person'.
Randy Schafer / shutterstock
Recent archaeological evidence shows the remote islanders didn't commit 'ecocide' after all.
Paul Uhlmann, Batavia 4th June 1629 (night of my sickness), 2017, oil on canvas (detail, one of three panels).
Courtesy of the artist
The shipwreck of the Batavia and subsequent murders of 115 men, women and children have inspired many retellings. A new exhibition combines art and science to find new angles on an old tale.
Research of ancient DNA has tended to ignore previous studies about the bones themselves.
A rush of ancient DNA projects in Africa has presented the curators of archaeological skeletons with ethical issues because research requires the destruction of human bone.
Detail from Rowan Conroy, Paphos Theatre Full Moon, April 2006.
Archaeologists have a long tradition of taking artists along on their expeditions. A new exhibition in Cyprus aims to revive the practice.
This picture of a reconstruction of a hominin skull is one of a variety of multimedia that can be experienced in the Origins Virtual Reality experience.
Bringing the past into a digital space creates so much more overt space for interpretation and different narratives.
Vandalised site, showing fresh sand along the edges of the slab where it has been lifted and the holes left by the removal of two blocks in the centre.
Latest development in 'Crete feet' find serves as a reminder of the challenges facing dig sites.
Foot for thought.
A new study can't rule out the possibility that human ancestors lived on Crete at the same time as they evolved in Africa.
Upper jaw of Paranthropus robustus, which lived 1.2-1.8m years ago.
Diet and disease leave characteristic marks on our teeth which can reman for millions of years.
The Peutinger Table. Reproduction by Conradi Millieri - Ulrich Harsch Bibliotheca Augustana.
Today the phrase 'all roads leads to Rome' means that there's more than one way to reach the same goal. But in Ancient Rome, all roads really did lead to the eternal city, which was at the centre of a vast road network.
A row about whether Roman Britain was ethnically diverse has turned nasty.
What sounds did the people of Chaco Canyon hear during daily life?
David E. Witt
We tend to think of archaeological sites as dead silent – empty ruins left by past cultures. But this isn't how the people who lived in and used these sites would have experienced them.