In 7000 B.C., a kiln-like pit became the site of the earliest know human cremation in the Near East.
Archaeology is fundamentally the study of humanity and its past. Archaeologists study things that were created, used or changed by humans. They do this by studying the material remains, in other words, the stuff we leave behind.
The remains of several timber circles constructed over 4,500 years ago have been discovered at the Perdigões complex archaeological site in Portugal.
Spanish records dating to the 16th century hinted that the Inca people performed underwater ritual offerings, and archaeologists have finally found one that's still intact.
A clay head that dates back almost 3,000 years may be a rare depiction of Yahweh, or God. But other archaeologists aren't convinced.
A restoration worker kept a chunk of Stonehenge more than 60 years ago. He returned it last year and now the stone has solved a long-standing mystery.
The chances of finding Cleopatra's tomb are pretty low, experts say, despite claims to the contrary.
Ramps built on some ancient Greek temples were likely placed there to aid the disabled, elderly, pregnant and very young.
The remains of an Aztec palace where emperor Moctezuma II was held captive by the Spanish and killed in 1520 has been discovered in Mexico City.
Here's how a forensic artist recreated the likeness of a Stone Age man whose skull was found on a spike.
New evidence suggests that lizard and snake bones were common in sites linked to ancient Natufian culture because these animals were being eaten.