Archaeologists in Finland have identified a 6,500-year-old site as potential cemetery with 200 graves.
Civil War weapons, including an unexploded ordnance, were found during a cleanup project in a South Carolina river.
Archaeologists in Norway have discovered a stone-lined tomb from the late Neolithic that holds the remains of at least five people.
A pair of archaeologists has spent the last 15 years cataloging toxic and gross artifacts moldering in museum collections.
An ancient Egyptian woman had an ovarian tumor with teeth and was buried with a possible healing object.
A new analysis of a mass grave from Neolithic Spain reveals that the site wasn't a burial ground from a massacre, but of fallen warriors.
The ancestors of Europeans first settled in Crimea about 37,000 years ago, DNA analysis on two ancient individuals reveals.
Human violence in the Middle East has ebbed and flowed since 12000 B.C., with spikes in the Copper and Iron ages and a lull in the Bronze Age, new research finds.
Paintings of sea-centaurs, the hellhound Cerberus and other mythical beings cover a 2,200-year-old tomb unearthed near Naples in Italy.
Archaeologists in Scotland have discovered a rare pot of coins in the fireplace of Alasdair "Maclain" MacDonald, the massacred chief of the MacDonald clan.
New 3D scans have revealed new information about Denmark's famous Jelling Stone, including the identity of a powerful Viking queen.
DNA from cattle suggests some of the first cowboys in the Americas were enslaved Africans, who herded cows that were brought with them on slave ships.
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.
Scientists are calling the Virgin Galactic mission that carried the bones of Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi to the edge of space a major ethical breach.
A new study debunks the idea that Neanderthals buried a man on a bed of flowers about 75,000 years ago.
A 16th-century sugar estate on the tiny African island of São Tomé is the earliest known example of plantation slavery.
Fragments of a jaw bone unearthed in China have a mosaic of features that are present in both modern and archaic humans, making it difficult to place on the human evolutionary tree.
Brutus minted the silver denarius as a way to pay his troops in the aftermath of Julius Caesar's assassination.
A new DNA analysis of human remains buried at Machu Picchu yields information about servants to the Incas.
One of the earliest North American human occupation sites, dating to more than 18,000 years ago, was discovered in Oregon.
A skeleton found facedown in Wales with a sword, silver brooch and restraints may be that of an elite Roman soldier.
A hidden "underworld" linked to the Zapotec "cult of the dead" has been discovered beneath a church in Mexico.
Humans were living in Brazil earlier than previously thought, prehistoric sloth-bone pendants suggest.