Ancient baboon mummies show signs of poor diet and lack of sunlight during captivity.
Researchers say they see no sign of an inscription on a tablet previously thought to contain the Hebrew name for the god Yahweh.
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.
The artifact is from an Iron Age settlement at Hattusa that was established after the city was abandoned by the Hittites.
The researchers say their study pushes back the dates for the use of spear-throwers in Europe by more than 10,000 years.
A Hebrew note found in the Vatican Library describes a 1446 earthquake swarm previously unknown to seismologists.
There were no lions in 16th-century Puerto Rico — so was the cave drawing made by someone who'd actually seen one?
The rise and fall of the Garamantes in what is now Libya is a cautionary tale for regions that rely on ancient groundwater.
Research suggests cannibalism was a funerary rite for the Magdalenian people in northwest Europe, but others preferred to bury their dead.
The discovery includes two roughly 1,200-year-old brooches, made from bronze and once gilded with gold, that may have belonged to an aristocratic woman.
An inscription on the 1,400-year-old tomb shows the dead man, who was posthumously declared emperor, was buried as a duke.
Researchers are still studying the ancient text of an unknown language, written in cuneiform on a clay tablet.
A new study suggests that Spain's ancient peoples shared complex beliefs about death and the afterlife.
Archaeologists think the man died during the Merovingian period, an early stage of the Germanic-speaking empire of the Franks.
An analysis of cloth found inside the cannon suggests that it dates to the 14th century and that the weapon was charged with gunpowder and ready to fire.
The stone spheres were crafted by early hominins who were trying to create symmetry in the objects, a new study suggests.
Farming fundamentally altered the way humans live, eventually changing people from nomadic hunter-gatherers to sedentary city-dwellers.
The remains have been identified as those of a gunner killed when the badly damaged aircraft crashed into the sea in 1943.