A hot summer reveals hidden history beneath the dried-out fields - but only when seen from the air.
In remote Northern Territory, most Aboriginal people have been buried in unmarked graves. Archaelogists are carrying out painstaking detective work to help communities find their loved ones' remains.
How did civilization emerge from small groups of hunter-gatherers? Some archaeologists focus on cooperation as the vital ingredient – and find evidence for it in the form of feast-related artifacts.
Excavations on the site of Rome's greatest natural disaster can tell us a lot about attitudes to death.
Neanderthals used spears as hunting weapons by throwing or thrusting, according to a new study.
New research has rubbished perceptions of Roman Britain as a region inhabited solely by white Europeans.
How 4,000-year-old papyrus letters prompted the queen of crime fiction to write Death Comes as the End.
From the Temple of Heliopolis to the centre of Rome, the massive stone column has boosted the egos of several powerful men.
Why was one gene mutation that affects hair, teeth, sweat glands and breasts ubiquitous among ice age Arctic people? New research points to the advantage it provided for ancestors of Native Americans.
Raising U-3523 wouldn't be worth the incredible cost.
Looting of Iraq's national museum began on April 10, 2003. At least half of the artefacts taken remain missing and disturbingly, the illegal trade in stolen antiquities has grown in the years since.
How we found the oldest human fossil ever discovered outside Africa and the Levant.
Are DNA samples today's version of the human skeletons that hung in 20th-century natural history museums? They can provide genetic revelations about our species' history – but at an ethical price.
A mythical Amazonia of lost tribes or lost cities is easy to challenge on a factual basis, but such objections appear rather feeble in the face of the power of cliché.
Each discipline tells us only part of the story. And so the truest picture of prehistory comes from triangulating these independent lines of evidence.
Technology which located Mayan cities has been used to rediscover a southern African city from the 15th century.
Looting of antiquities is a serious problem, but looters are not always just motivated by greed.
Understanding the past requires knowledge that goes beyond modern science.
Mongolia's important historical sites are under threat from climate change and looting - and one exacerbates the other.
One hundred years after a strange and devastating pandemic, researchers comb for clues in dusty libraries, church records and long- forgotten books.