Ancient technology for metal coatings 2,000 years ago can't be matched even today
Artists and craftsmen more than 2,000 years ago developed thin-film coating technology unrivaled even by today's standards for producing DVDs, solar cells, electronic devices and other products. Understanding these sophisticated ...
ASU cosmologist suggests studying moon for alien artifacts
Genetic research confirms that non-Africans are part Neanderthal
Some of the human X chromosome originates from Neanderthals and is found exclusively in people outside Africa, according to an international team of researchers led by Damian Labuda of the Department of Pediatrics at the ...
Archaeologists Uncover Land Before Wheel; Site Untouched for 6,000 Years
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of archaeologists from the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute, along with a team of Syrian colleagues, is uncovering new clues about a prehistoric society that formed the foundation ...
Archaeologists find statue of Tutankhamun's grandad
Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed part a 3,000-year-old statue of the pharaoh Amenhotep III, believed to be the grandfather of the young King Tutankhamun, antiquities chief Zahi Hawass said on Saturday.
An archaeological mystery in a half-ton lead coffin
In the ruins of a city that was once Rome's neighbor, archaeologists last summer found a 1,000-pound lead coffin.
New study shows frozen mummy Inca children given coca and alcohol before sacrifice
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.
Indus script encodes language, reveals new study of ancient symbols
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Rosetta Stone allowed 19th century scholars to translate symbols left by an ancient civilization and thus decipher the meaning of Egyptian hieroglyphics.
New insights into the life of the Maya
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 ...
Researchers search for evidence of earliest inhabitants of Central Great Plains
A team led by University of Kansas Distinguished Professor Rolfe Mandel in July excavated a northeast Kansas site in Pottawatomie County seeking to find artifacts tied to the Clovis and Pre-Clovis peoples, ...
Paleo-Indians settled North America earlier than thought: study
New discoveries at a Central Texas archaeological site by a Texas A&M University-led research team prove that people lived in the region far earlier as much as 2,500 years earlier than previously ...