Unpaid volunteers are negotiating with Islamic State and facing military attacks as they try to save Syria's ancient cities.
Archaeological remains, traditional tribes and conflict among chimpanzees can tell us much about the history of human warfare.
Multiple times over the centuries, climate issues caused Pueblo farming to collapse, taking the establishment down with it. New research suggests there are parallels with American inequalities today.
Work is already underway to repair the damage to the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria, but we need to question if technology will take things too far.
It takes more than a quick scan for high-tech archaeology to reveal history's secrets.
As a fifth Indiana Jones film is announced, what Indy got right – and wrong – in his earlier exploits ...
What's in a name? In search of the link between the Parisi people of East Yorkshire and Parisii of northern France.
Archaeologists are launching a crowdfunded search for Lindisfarne monastery, famous for St Cuthbert and Lindisfarne Gospels.
More is possible in a virtual world than in a classroom – that's what makes Minecraft invaluable.
In an attempt to revive Egypt's crucial tourism industry, its government has launched a series of sensational projects.
The discovery of the world's oldest jewellery at the Blombos Cave in South Africa has resulted in a paradigm shift in our understanding of human evolution.
Why hunter gatherers weren't as peaceful as you may think.
A new study is rewriting our understanding of archaic humans and how they may have interacted with early humans.
Modern technology is helping archaeologists to discover buried sites without risking to damage them.
Not all technologies are created equal. Researchers devised a new model to explain why, after eons of nothing much new, we sometimes see an explosion of innovation in the archaeological record.
Turns out the Egyptians weren't the only ones who mummified their dead.
Archaeological and textual detective work is filling in some information about how ancient Romans used and thought about their sewers thousands of years ago.
Our past is under threat from "nighthawks" - illegal metal detectorists who go out at night to seek their fortune from protected ancient monuments. A Bristol archaeologist investigates.
Remains from a 9000-year-old victim in Brazil suggests he was beheaded, de-fleshed and had his hands amputated.
Advances in computer power mean archaeologists can now tell a huge amount about what's underground without picking up a spade.