A study comparing the teeth of Native Americans with those of the ancient Jomon people of Japan has revealed that the two groups were not directly linked.
The largest-ever study of Arab genomes has revealed the most ancient of all modern Middle Eastern populations and is shedding light on how modern humans may have first expanded across the globe.
Glacier archaeologists in Norway have found the second of a pair of 1,300-year-old skis dating to the Iron Age.
Charred seeds found in the Utah desert represent the earliest-known human use of tobacco, nearly 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, researchers said.
The remains of a V2 rocket fired by Nazi Germany at London during World War II have been unearthed in a field in the southeast of England, where it crashed and exploded before reaching its target.
Archaeologists recently discovered a 2,700-year-old private toilet inside the remains of an ancient royal estate in Jerusalem.
Mathematician and astrologer John Dee, a confidant of England's Queen Elizabeth I, was also an avid occultist and allegedly used this obsidian mirror to talk to spirits.
New analysis of bones in the Tomb of Nestor's Cup revealed a surprising discovery: Long thought to be the burial of a child, the tomb instead held the remains of at least three adults.
A group of French researchers has uncovered censored phrases in letters exchanged by Marie Antoinette and her close friend— and rumored lover — Swedish count Axel von Fersen.
Ancient cut marks on mammoth bones unearthed on a remote island in the frozen extremes of Siberia are the northernmost evidence of Paleolithic humans ever found, according to archaeologists.
An excavation at a Roman Empire-era amphitheater in Pergamon Turkey reveals that elites sat in 'box seats.'
People were raising cassowaries, the world's most dangerous bird, some 18,000 years ago, new research shows.
How the Etruscans came to have a non-Indo-European language without being migrants from elsewhere remains a mystery.
Amateur freedivers found a giant stash of gold coins dating to the fall of the Western Roman Empire.
An ancient Hebrew document created more than 1,000 years ago and stashed away in Cairo may unlock a secret of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Fossilized human footprints found in New Mexico reveal that people dwelled in the Americas during the last ice age's peak — conclusive proof of early migration to the New World.