The 30,000-year-old Venus of Willendorf figure is named for the site in Austria where it was discovered in 1908, but new analysis reveals that the stone came from northern Italy.
A rare gold Roman coin featuring the bearded face of Emperor Volusianus, a young ruler who was assassinated by his own soldiers, has been found in Hungary.
The Pleistocene epoch lasted from about 2.6 million to 11,700 years ago and included the last ice age, when glaciers and giant megafauna dominated the landscape.
Tiny marine algae lingered in the bones of a fisherman who lived 5,000 years ago, and they reveal that he drowned in salt water.
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Colombia's government has fired a legal broadside against rival claimants for an immense treasure on a sunken Spanish galleon.
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The 5,000-year-old chalk sculpture was unearthed in a grave in Britain, positioned above the head of one of the children.
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A medieval gold brooch unearthed in England contains religious and magical inscriptions in Latin and Hebrew.
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