Archaeology is fundamentally the study of humanity and its past. Archaeologists study things that were created, used or changed by humans. They do this by studying the material remains — the stuff we leave behind.
After spending more than 300 years on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, the 17th-century French ship that went by the name La Belle, or "The Beautiful," has finally found a new resting place at a museum in Texas.
The saber-toothed cat, large ground sloth and other ice age giants didn't go extinct solely because of climate change or prehistoric human activity, but because of a perfect storm of the two that hit the giant beasts at the same time, a new study finds.
How was Stonehenge built? In a new experiment, students tried to figure out how the Neolithic people who built the massive structure about 5,000 years ago were able to move the enormous stone blocks into place.