Oldest-known stone tools pre-date Homo
Scientists working in the desert badlands of northwestern Kenya have found stone tools dating back 3.3 million years, long before the advent of modern humans, and by far the oldest such artifacts yet discovered. ...
Research Reveals Tonga's Role as Pacific Trade Hub
New study shows frozen mummy Inca children given coca and alcohol before sacrifice
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 ...
Oldest Mesoamerican pyramid tomb found in Mexico
(AP) -- Archaeologists in southern Mexico announced Monday they have discovered a 2,700-year-old tomb of a dignitary inside a pyramid that may be the oldest such burial documented in Mesoamerica.
The joke is on us: A new interpretation of bared teeth in archaeological artifacts
Bared teeth are a prominent and eye-catching feature on many historical and archaeological artifacts, and are commonly interpreted as representing death, aggression and the shamanic trance. But a study in ...
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 ...
New insights into the life of the Maya
Mummy's tooth yields DNA
Gulf exploration yields evidence of raw materials used by early Americans
In one of the more dramatic moments of an underwater archaeological survey co-led by Mercyhurst College archaeologist James Adovasio along Florida's Gulf Coast this summer, Andy Hemmings stood on an inundated ...
eBay has unexpected, chilling effect on looting of antiquities, archaeologist finds
(PhysOrg.com) -- Having worked for 25 years at fragile archaeological sites in Peru, UCLA archaeologist Charles "Chip" Stanish held his breath when the online auction house eBay launched more than a decade ...
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.