Sherd of the Geometric period. Sifnos, 8th century BC. Archaeological Museum of Sifnos (in Kastro).

Complexity in Simplicity: The Three Technologies Behind Ceramics

More than two thousand years ago, the Mayans of eastern Guatemala used ceramic teapots to pour themselves hot ...
Olduvai Gorge

The Prehistoric Secrets of Olduvai Gorge

Olduvai Gorge continues to reveal details about the lives of the hominids, some of them our ancestors, from more than a million years ago.
Comparison of skull features of Homo naledi and other early human species.

Dear Paleoanthropology, Homo Naledi Just Shifted Your Paradigm

A new fossil human ancestor has made its way into the media spotlight, and it’s causing quite a ...
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Homo Naledi: Our Newly Discovered Ancestor

Found in a cave in South Africa, the fossils have been determined to be from Homo naledi, a previously unknown ancestor of the human species.
Palmyra

Archaeologist Khaled al-Asaad, Enemy of ISIS

The noted archaeologist was targeted for his research and work on the ruins of Palmyra, an ancient semitic city dating back to the Neolithic age.
Side-by-side comparison of Kennewick Man's skull and a reconstructed head.

A New Chapter to the Controversial Case of Kennewick Man

Kennewick Man is indeed most closely related to modern Native Americans. New results bolster the argument for repatriation and reburial.
Photo: AP Images
LEICESTER UNIVERSITY COMFIRM THE SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND AT THE GREY FRIARS DIG ARE THAT OF RICHARD III

How Forensic Techniques Aid Archaeology

Scientific methods such as the DNA testing are associated with forensic science, but they are just as useful for archaeology as for criminology.

Tax Day in Ancient Egypt

A newly-analyzed papyrus fragment from Ancient Egypt revealed a truly whopping tax bill
The ancient Mayan archaelogical site of Copan, in Honduras, one of the most important cities of mayan civilization. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Researchers Discover Unknown Ancient City in Honduras

An expedition has identified the ruins of an unknown city in a remote part of Honduras.

Privies: Vaults of the Past

Privies were the standard urban and rural toilet right into the 20th century in the U.S.