All over Europe, early medieval graves look like they were robbed long ago. But new research suggests that relatives re-opened them to take out heirlooms and make connections with the dead.
The stone age saw a pattern where technologies like spears, fire and bows were invented once, then spread
An archaeological dig is the holiday experience of a lifetime. And as you learn more skills, the rewards grow.
The moth cocoons are the first archaeological evidence of shamanic ritual paraphernalia in southern Africa.
Scientists can be asked to help find solutions during disasters. A study of how archaeologists worked on the problem of looting during the Syrian war offers lessons for science done during crisis.
This history covers twelve decades, from the surrender of Boer guerrillas in the Second Anglo-Boer War in 1902 to the July 2021 looting spree and violence.
Viking camps across western Europe were carefully planned and organised venues, offering their occupants much more than just a place to safely rest their heads.
Knowing that our North African ancestors were making handaxes helps scientists to understand how our human ancestors spread across the African continent.
‘Wives’, volunteers, assistants: the vital contribution of women archaeologists has long been underplayed, if not erased. A new project uncovers trailblazers in the Pacific.
The Biden administration is restoring full protection to three national monuments that President Trump sought to cut down drastically.
For thousands of years, Native Americans left their artistic mark deep within caves in the American Southeast. It wasn’t until 1980 that these ancient visual expressions were known to archaeologists.
The New Mexico findings could rewrite the history of human migration to the Americas.
New research suggests that fire from the sky in the form of a small asteroid annihilated a city near the Dead Sea 3,600 years ago.
With 300 stone artefacts submerged on Australia’s continental shelf last year, Indigenous underwater cultural heritage needs to be prioritised in marine science and industry practices.
From the high Yukon to the mountains of Central Asia, melting ice exposes fragile ancient artifacts that tell the story of the past – and provide hints about how to respond to a changing climate.
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.