Ancient news stories
Scientific examinations of historical accounts suggest that up to 40 percent of Mexico’s population lives along a zone that is more seismically active than suspected.
Nobody looked for Neanderthals or early Homo sapiens on islands because it was thought they weren’t seafaring – but back then, the Aegean wasn’t a sea.
LiDAR technology in conjunction with ground-based surveys have allowed archaeologists to determine the boundaries of the ancient city of Mahendraparvata dating back more than 1,200 years.
New archaeological discoveries in Luxor highlight a remarkable “industrial zone” in which workers manufactured items for royal tombs.
DNA and isotopic analysis of people who lived in Germany some 4,000 years ago show unexpected connections across Bronze Age farmsteads.
Dating back more than 113 million years, the fossils belong to “one of the most important Thai dinosaurs ever found,” paleontologists say.
A new ability to study changes in the on/off “instructions” for genes helps identify differences that fossils alone cannot tell us.
A cutting-edge archaeological project using innovative technology has revealed around 1,000 previously unknown archaeological sites on the Isle of Arran. Heritage chiefs believe “tens of thousands” more sites could be found using the technology.
Previously, scientists thought Paleolithic people lived a hand-to-mouth existence but this research shows they were sophisticated enough to preserve meat using bones like we use modern-day cans.
Ancient volcanic charred scrolls written in a dead language made readable again. They were discovered in what’s believed to be the only intact library from antiquities.
A nearly 4,000-year-old burial site found off the coast of Georgia hints at ties between hunter-gatherers on opposite sides of North America.
Israel’s Antiquities Authority calls the early Bronze Age site a “cosmopolitan and planned city” that is thought to have covered 65 hectares and was probably home to about 6000 people.
The museum has been in possession of the material since the 1920s. Australian Aborigines and native Americans have been campaigning for the return of such objects for decades.