Controversy over the use of Roman ingots to investigate dark matter and neutrinos
The properties of these lead bricks recovered from ancient shipwrecks are ideal for experiments in particle physics. Scientists from the CDMS dark matter detection project in Minnesota (USA) and from the ...
Maya archaeologists unearth new 2012 monument
(Phys.org) -- Archaeologists working at the site of La Corona in Guatemala have discovered a 1,300 year-old year-old Maya text that provides only the second known reference to the so-called end date ...
Dozens of mummies found in pre-Inca royal tomb in Peru
Polish and Peruvian archaeologists have discovered a royal burial chamber with 60 mummies and some 1,200 gold, silver and ceramic objects from over 1,000 years ago in Peru.
Mystery deepens in coffin-within-a-coffin found at Richard III site
Archaeologists have unearthed a mysterious coffin-within-a-coffin near the final resting place of Richard III.
Earliest humans not so different from us, research suggests
(PhysOrg.com) -- That human evolution follows a progressive trajectory is one of the most deeply-entrenched assumptions about our species. This assumption is often expressed in popular media by showing cavemen ...
Million-year storage solution is set in stone
Unique Egyptian sphinx unearthed in north Israel (Update)
Part of an ancient Egyptian king's unique sphinx was unveiled at a dig in northern Israel on Tuesday, with researchers struggling to understand just how the unexpected find ended up there.
Experts stumped by ancient Jerusalem markings
Mysterious stone carvings made thousands of years ago and recently uncovered in an excavation underneath Jerusalem have archaeologists stumped.
Declassified spy photographs reveal lost Roman frontier
Declassified spy photography has uncovered a lost Roman Eastern frontier, dating from the second century AD.
Roman civilization travelled further than history books tell us
A University of Exeter archaeologists research has uncovered the largest Roman settlement ever found in Devon. The discovery could force us to rewrite the history of the Romans in Britain.
The Antikythera time machine
Leonardo da Vinci may have left behind sketches of helicopters, tanks and submarines but it is rare that we find actual artifacts that seem so way ahead of their time. Almost like a science fiction tale of ...
New research challenges two prevailing theories on how Maya civilization began
The Maya civilization is well-known for its elaborate temples, sophisticated writing system, and mathematical and astronomical developments, yet the civilization's origins remain something of a mystery.
Mt. Zion dig reveals possible second temple period priestly mansion
In excavating sites in a long-inhabited urban area like Jerusalem, archaeologists are accustomed to noting complexity in their finds—how various occupying civilizations layer over one another during the ...
Human precursors went to sea, team says
Early manlike creatures may have been smarter than we think. Recent archaeological finds from the Mediterranean show that human ancestors traveled the high seas.