Humans have left clues of our existence throughout time, leaving behind burials, artifacts and written records that hint at our evolution, beliefs, practices and cultures. Studying the archaeological record shows us that the oldest known bones belonging to Homo sapiens are 300,000 years old, or that the world’s oldest civilizations arose at least 6,000 years ago.
Whether you’re looking for facts about the ancient Egyptians, the discovery of an ancient human skull, a gold hoard dating to the fall of the Roman Empire or how the latest technology is helping us find hidden pyramids, Live Science's expert science writers and editors are here to give you the latest coverage on our past with archaeology news, articles and features.
The skeletal remains of the 'Upper Largie Woman' were found in a quarry in Scotland. Now, scientists have reconstructed the Bronze Age woman's face.
A landslide in northern Spain has helped unearth two Iron Age gold necklaces that were likely buried in a hoard about 2,500 years ago.
Archaeologists in Kazakhstan have discovered a hexagonal pyramid that served as a burial site in the Bronze Age.
Archaeologists discovered the palace-like building ahead of railway construction in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula.
Archaeologists discovered a cache of treasure inside a sunken underwater temple and sanctuary in Egypt.
A new study suggests that Spain's ancient peoples shared complex beliefs about death and the afterlife.
A new finding in Zambia reveals the oldest known wooden construction shaped by the hands of a human ancestor and demonstrates the ingenuity and technical prowess of our ancient relatives.
Researchers used 3D scans of a medieval man's skull to recreate a facial approximation of what he may have looked like when he was alive centuries ago.
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