Scientists have worked out a new way to scan beneath the ground for footprints – and it's revealing traces of an ancient world.
Scientific advances are allowing forensic archaeologists to shed light on mysteries long thought unsolvable.
People caught and died from plague long before it caused major epidemics like the Black Death in the middle ages. Could what scientists call cultural resistance be what kept the disease under control?
New research reveals remarkable evidence of a copper-mining bonanza in Wales that was so productive the metal reached France, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.
The Flinders Ranges in South Australia is Adnyamathanha Country. A country of 600 million-year-old fossils and 45,000-year-old living culture.
New research models how the Homo floresiensis species could have evolved its small size remarkably quickly while living on an isolated island.
History has told us Aboriginal people in Tasmania almost exclusively occupied open plains. Revelations to the contrary could transform modern conservation.
In just five Florida Panhandle counties, sea level rise could swamp more than 500 archaeological sites that tell the story of when and how Native Americans lived along the Gulf Coast.
Denisova Cave in Siberia has a rich fossil history of early humans - and deposits of droppings from hyenas, wolves and even bears, according to a new analysis of the cave's dirt floor.
Ancient farmers ensured their children were fed and entertained in a similar way to modern parents.
Davide Tanasi, a digital archaeologist, thinks it's a pity when historical artifacts are locked away in storage. He's working to fix this by sharing them as 3D models.
The sounds our ancestors made are important because they teach us about spaces and behaviour and rituals of the time.
The hominin known as Lucy may not be the direct ancestor of humans.
Visitors to these sites had one particular religious ritual that may strike some as strange: they carved graffiti in important and sacred places.
Amateur detectorists do a lot of the heavy lifting on which archaeologists depend.
Hundreds of archaeologists provided on-the-ground data from across the globe, providing a new view of the long and varied history of people transforming Earth's environment.
Though the Indigenous inhabitants were using white clay long before them, Sydney-made pottery helped colonists maintain different aspects of 'civilised' behaviour.
Armed conflict in Syria has been a disaster for the area's cultural heritage. A displaced archaeologist describes what's being lost.
A new IPCC report has called for radical changes in food production to avoid catastrophic climate change. Rice-fish farming and mixed crops could help.
Working with bone artefacts from archaeological sites in South Africa's southern Cape region, we've been able to show that some implements might have been used for sound production in the past.