Officials in the country say they believe the sandstone piece – which stands 38cm tall and 28cm wide – probably dates back more than 2,000 years to between 305BC and 30BC.
The discovery of the world’s oldest painting, from more than 73,000 years ago, contributes to the ongoing debate over what, exactly, being human means.
Shanidar Cave is a remarkable archaeological site and the recent excavation of two Neanderthal adults brings the total number of Neanderthals discovered here to 12.
A Scottish-born chef has won an international culinary prize by using ingredients and cooking techniques learned from indigenous Australian people.
Archaeologists have unearthed ancient pet burials dating as far back as 14,000 years, from the dawn of animal domestication. Interred animals occur in at least some cultures and time periods on every continent except Antarctica.
New visual and arithmetic clues suggest that the mythical city of Atlantis may have been hiding in plain sight the entire time, in rather an unlikely place.
New results demonstrate that the Solar System’s largest asteroid, Ceres, is covered in volcanoes that have spewed ice throughout their history.
A boat used by the Chitimacha tribe who lived along the Atchafalaya Basin has been found and radiocarbon dated to between 430 and 622 AD.
It has come to this — a circle of Australian politicians bullying a 9-year-old girl. Such is the case of Harper Nielsen, a pupil who has done what we always claim we want our young students to do: She thought for herself, formed a view and acted on it.
An altar found at Guatemala’s La Corona site suggests the Mayan dynasty of Kaanul, known as the Snake Kings, acted like its namesake in slowly squeezing the rival kingdom of Tikal, archaeologists said.
A millionaire landowner has been announced as the chief of Clan Buchanan which has been without a head since 1681 after the 15th chief John Buchanan died, leaving no male heir or arrangements for his title to be passed on.
The use of fasces by alt-right groups is another attempt to commandeer the insignia of ancient Rome to connect their movements to the bygone power and legitimacy of the Roman empire.
It is extremely rare for fur, skin and muscle tissues to be preserved in the fossil record, but all three are present on these specimens, which have been radiocarbon-dated to more than 50,000 years old.
A flake of stone from a cave in South Africa has experts debating when humans developed distinctly modern pursuits.