Tagged With Archaeology

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


Archaeologists figured out that some of the world's oldest cave drawings don't just depict animals — they're constellations of stars


The results of an astonishing archaeological survey in Guatemela 'compel' a re-evaluation of Maya society


It looks like humans were drawing hashtags up to 100,000 years ago


There's a crypto company that pays you back after it finds shipwreck treasure -- and it just found some shipwreck treasure



4 things Hollywood gets wrong about archaeologists --  and 2 things it gets right


A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our entire understanding of human history


Archaeologists opened an enigmatic black sarcophagus found in Egypt — see photos of the gruesome scene


Disappointing photos show what 9 supposedly-glamorous jobs look like in real life



Archaeologists found the remains of 140 children in a 550-year-old mass grave in Peru -- perhaps the largest child sacrifice in human history


Archaeologists found an astonishing site in the Brazilian jungle that may have housed over a million people -- and it could change everything we know about the mysteries of the Amazon


Scientists have pinpointed when the first cave paintings were made -- and it means Neanderthals were more advanced than they thought


Scientists have discovered the world's largest underwater cave -- and it's home to a treasure trove of ancient artifacts