Modern humans are largely responsible for countless extinctions, but early humans weren't as bad, new research shows.
Archaeologists recently located the remains of the elite Viking that were excavated in 1868 and have been missing for nearly a century.
Researchers have discovered the world's first-known pregnant mummy, dating from the first century in Egypt.
An ancient tomb thought to date back more than 3,000 years has been discovered in southwest Ireland by workmen carrying out land improvements on a farm.
Sprawling rectangular structures scattered across northwest Arabia and dating back more than 7,000 years may have been part of a prehistoric cattle cult.
A miniature version of Teotihuacan's Citadel has been uncovered in Tikal, raising questions about the diplomatic relationship between the two cities 2,000 years ago.
Creativity could be one of the main reasons Homo sapiens survived and dominated over related species such as Neanderthals and chimpanzees, according to a new study.
Archaeologists have unearthed 110 ancient Egyptian tombs, many holding the remains of humans, including two babies inside pots, along the Nile Delta.
The Vikings may have carved this mysterious boat structure into an Icelandic cave to ward off Ragnarok, an apocalyptic event in which the gods would be killed and the world engulfed in flames.
Ukrainian officials propose that the desolate exclusion zone around Chernobyl, site of the 1986 nuclear disaster, should be added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites.
New analysis of a bust attributed to Leonardo da Vinci has determined that the famed artwork wasn't da Vinci's. Rather, it was crafted from sperm whale wax in the 19th century.
A handful of Arabian silver coins found in New England may be the last surviving relics of history's most notorious act of piracy — and perhaps one of the most famous pirates who ever lived.
Two scribes wrote the famous Great Isaiah Scroll, researchers found with the help of AI and statistics.
A metal detectorist uncovered more than 100 artifacts dating to the Iron Age at a hillfort in Germany.
Soon after archaeologists unearthed an estate from the Roman Empire in the U.K., vandals broke in and damaged it.