Some human ancestors are known only as "ghost" populations.
This year, archaeologists discovered intriguing evidence showing that women of the ancient world were not to be trifled with.
After a small piece of wood from the Great Pyramid was donated to a museum in Scotland, it vanished for decades. A curator found it hiding in plain sight.
An archaeological site in northeast Spain holds one of the oldest-known Muslim cemeteries in the country, with the discovery of 433 graves.
More than 3,000 years ago, a couple at a biblical site in Israel was buried side by side in a spooning position, and archaeologists are calling them Romeo and Juliet.
A man who died of constipation more than 1,000 years ago survived on just grasshoppers for months, his mummy has revealed.
Archaeologists in Israel have found an ancient altar to Pan that was repurposed as a brick in a church wall.
We don't know whether it was a boy or a girl. But this ancient child, a Neanderthal, only made it to about two years of age.
A family pulling weeds in the garden discovered a hoard of gold coins featuring various British monarchs dating back to the 1400s.
A group of 19th-century sisters excavated and protected the House of Jesus in Nazareth. Here's their story.
The remnants of circular and rectangular villages dating to 1300 were discovered in the Amazon rainforest.
Carl Linnaeus, the famous 18th century Swedish botanist, created the basic foundation on which the modern binomial classification system is based.