Tagged With Archaeology

Archaeologists have solved a longstanding mystery about Stonehenge: the origin of the monument's iconic sandstone boulders


Humans arrived in North America at least 15,000 years earlier than we thought, discoveries show — which suggests they came by boat


Divers found a treasure trove of Aboriginal tools on a lost chunk of the Australian continent, which sank underwater thousands of years ago



A perfectly preserved Ancient Roman mosaic floor was discovered underneath an Italian vineyard


A handful of recent discoveries have shattered anthropologists' picture of where humans came from, and when


A group of our Homo erectus ancestors suffered a mysterious mass death more than 107,000 years ago. It's their last appearance in the fossil record.



Scientists found a 5,700-year-old piece of used gum in a lagoon — and sequenced the entire genome of the woman who chewed it


A 44,000-year-old mural is now the oldest example of humans telling stories with pictures. Take a look at the epic hunt it shows.


Archaeologists discovered a catacomb filled with mummified lion cubs, crocodiles, and cobras in an ancient Egyptian city of the dead


A remote Himalayan lake holds up to 800 skeletons from people who died 1,000 years apart. The mystery remains unsolved.


Archaeologists just uncovered 20 ancient coffins in Egypt with their original colours and carvings intact


Hundreds of skeletons were found in a mysterious Himalayan lake. A new analysis shows that some of them died 1,000 years apart.



People in western China smoked marijuana to bury their dead 2,500 years ago — the oldest evidence of weed smoking in human history


A warrior-prince's elaborate tomb found near London could be the British equivalent to King Tut, one expert says. Here's what was inside.


Archaeologists found a 1,000-year-old shaman's pouch in the Andes. It contained multiple hallucinogenic drugs, including cocaine.


A 160,000-year-old jaw from a human ancestor was found in a Tibetan cave. It might explain why Tibetans are able to live at high altitudes today.



Scientists have discovered the oldest human footprint ever seen in the Americas


Humans once hunted and butchered giant ground sloths in South America, 12,600-year-old bones reveal


Ancient graves hid the skeletons of more than 260 children who likely had their hearts removed. It is the largest known child sacrifice, and archaeologists still don’t know why.


Ancient graves hid the skeletons of 269 children and 466 llamas who were ritually sacrificed, and archaeologists still don’t know why