Earliest evidence of the cooking and eating of starch

New discoveries made at the Klasies River Cave in South Africa's southern Cape, where charred food remains from hearths were found, provide the first archaeological evidence that anatomically modern humans were roasting and ...

3,000-year-old eastern North American quinoa discovered in Ontario

A mass of charred seeds found while clearing a home construction site in Brantford, Ontario, has been identified as ancient, domesticated goosefoot (C. berlandieri spp. jonesianum), a form of quinoa native to Eastern North ...

Blocks found in Egypt bear name of famed pharaoh's builder

Egypt says archaeologists digging in Cairo have found two blocks of limestone with inscriptions belonging to an engineer who worked for Ramses II, one of the longest ruling pharaohs in antiquity.

Egyptian archaeologists find parts of pharaoh's booth

Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered parts of a booth with a seat that belonged to famous pharaoh Ramses II, or "Ramses the Great," one of the longest ruling pharaohs in antiquity.

Ancient treasures on show in Germany reveal turbulent past

An arrowhead firmly lodged in the skull of an ancient fallen warrior, a voluptuous woman's form carved from ivory and the mask of a Roman river god are among more than 1,000 major archaeological discoveries being brought ...

Perfect pre-Roman era tomb discovered at Pompeii

Archaeologists have discovered a Pre-Roman era tomb in perfect condition at Pompeii, the team at the archaeological site buried in a 79AD volcanic eruption announced Monday.

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