Australia's oldest-known piece of Indigenous jewellery has been unearthed in the Kimberley region of northern Australia by archaeologists at The Australian National University (ANU).
Hundreds of years before the first Thanksgiving, Native Americans were raising and feasting on America's classic holiday meal.
The turkeys we'll be sitting down to eat on Thursday have a history that goes way back. Archaeologists have unearthed a clutch of domesticated turkey eggs used as a ritual offering 1,500 years ago in Oaxaca, Mexico—some ...
Today they are a male fashion accessory, adored by hipsters and spurned by clean-shaven creatives. But in the 19th century, men associated beards and whiskers with manliness, strength and even male beauty.
During his tenure as an archaeologist, Indiana Jones wasn't much concerned about preserving historical sites and landmarks. He pilfered precious artifacts, set off booby traps willy nilly and damaged valuable potential research ...
Where's the best place to start when retracing the life of a person who lived 4,000 years ago? Turns out, it's simple—you start at the beginning.
A 300-year-old lump of faeces from a Danish bishop has shown researchers that he had a cosmopolitan diet that included grapes, figs and pepper, a Danish archaeologist said on Friday.
The diaphragm is unique to mammals and our most important respiratory muscle. Scientists at the University of Bonn and the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig examined breathing in extinct caseids and came to the ...
The world's earliest-known stone inscription of the Ten Commandments has sold at auction in Beverly Hills for $850,000.
A dodo skeleton is about to take flight—at least at an auction.