It’s difficult to tell a shipwreck from a natural feature on the ocean floor in a scan taken from a plane or ship. This project used deep learning to get it right 92% of the time.
Today, Homo sapiens regularly use psychoactive chemicals to modify the mind – but how did it all begin?
The presence of pig bones in a refuse dump from Islamic Iberia can tell you a lot about who was doing the eating back then.
By providing insights from different disciplines, a new book uncovers new themes in the history of Yoruba people of West Africa
The 140,000-year-old skull fossils are leading to more questions than answers. Also found was the oldest intact campfire ever found in the open air.
Our research has also uncovered major long-term changes in ancient animal populations at Denisova Cave, and has provided the first direct evidence of Homo sapiens having lived there.
Oceanographer Robert D. Ballard, who is best known for finding the wreck of Titanic, has written a memoir recounting his biggest discoveries and calling for more ocean exploration.
New technology mapped the buried ancient Roman site of Falerii Novi. Now archaeologists have started targeted excavation and soil testing to reveal details of life from more than 2,000 years ago.
We have found 140 quarry sites, where rock was excavated to make seed grinding stones, in the Channel Country of Central Australia. It’s part of a major project testing Bruce Pascoe’s hypothesis.
Plus, what the study of 700-year old garbage is revealing about who lived in Islamic Andalusia. Listen to episode 20 of The Conversation Weekly.
Desertification and climate change are threatening ancient sites in the Sahara.
The English paid a high price for medieval fashion: in bunions and broken bones.
The Su-re site has provided a historical connection between local Tibetans in the highlands with Nepali Sherpas in the Himalayan lowlands.
The study yields the first direct chemical evidence for honeybee product exploitation in West Africa.
We now know that Bokoni Phase I was built as early as the 15th century – before the arrival of European colonisation or trade.
The government plans to cut university subsidy for teaching archaeology by 50%, yet it’s never been more relevant to society.
Are the descriptions of war passed down by ancient historians accurate? A site in Sicily provided a rare chance to fact-check stories told about two battles from more than 2,400 years ago.
Combining archaeological evidence, aerial scans and machine learning algorithms, researchers modeled how this medieval city grew over time.
A small child buried almost 80,000 years ago in a cave in Kenya shows how ancient humans treated the dead.
Combining evidence from archaeology, geochronology and paleoenvironmental science, researchers identified how ancient humans by Lake Malawi were the first to substantially modify their environment.