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New archaeological discoveries in Luxor highlight a remarkable “industrial zone” in which workers manufactured items for royal tombs.
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.
Residents of Ogan Komering Ilir in South Sumatra, Indonesia, have found ancient gold and jewelry artifacts, some of which are Egyptian artifacts dating back to centuries ago.
Their existence of microliths at Fa Hien Cave suggests a range of “more diverse ecological contexts” for their use by Homo sapiens, researchers believe.
Human occupation of Denisova Cave seems to have been sporadic, despite the plethora of tool fragments. And those early humans who took refuge there may have used fire less than expected.
The water locked in asteroids near Earth could fill around 320,000 Olympics-size swimming pools—significantly more than the amount of water locked up at the lunar poles.
Unprecedented feat reveals little-known Denisovans resembled Neanderthals but had ‘super-wide’ skulls.
The reason: to test whether a spacecraft impact can deflect an asteroid’s trajectory, as a means to protect Earth from rogue space rocks.
As the world warms up, archaeologists are discovering that some of the most fascinating glimpses of prehistoric life are melting from ice.
Tel Aviv University team shows early man intentionally upcycled flint byproducts of stone knapping to efficiently butcher elephants and suck the marrow out of life.
The ancient settlement of Hasankeyf will soon be submerged as part of a controversial dam project – despite residents’ protests.