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.
Several dozen burials from the Wari culture, which prospered in the region before the Inca took over, were unearthed in Peru.
What may be the world's largest prehistoric hand ax, measuring over 20 inches long, was found in Saudi Arabia.
Archaeologists in Scotland may have finally solved the mystery of how ancient Egyptian artifacts that were unearthed in school grounds between 1952 and 1984 became buried there.
Divers off the coast of Naples, Italy have recovered a large chunk of chiseled obsidian that likely went down in a Stone Age shipwreck more than 5,000 years ago.
The research challenges the idea that languages from prehistoric Mexico spread along with maize farming in California.
Researchers found thousands of clay stamps used to seal official documents inside a former city archive in Doliche.
A new DNA study suggests that the lost realm of Punt and the port city of Adulis may have been in the same place, separated by time.
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