Meat-heavy feasts happened only occasionally among the Anglo-Saxons, two studies on skeletal remains and food lists reveal.
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.
Glacial archaeologists in Norway have found an ancient sandal that provides evidence of historic human traffic on a remote mountain pass known as the Horse Ice Patch.
An ancient pottery workshop dating to the beginning of the Roman period has been discovered in west Alexandria, Egypt. Evidence suggests the site may have been used later in the Byzantine period.
Archaeologists in Wales have discovered a site with the remains of buildings and burials dating back to the Stone Age.
The seven wonders of the ancient world were a selection of exceptional pieces of architecture and art in the Middle East, North Africa and southern Europe.
Archaeologists in Guatemala have uncovered ancient mural fragments that are the oldest evidence of the Maya calendar on record.
The mysterious Antikythera mechanism, thought by some to be the world's first computer, was first "started up" on Dec. 22, 178 B.C., archaeologists have now found.
Hundreds of ancient stone jars discovered on hillsides in northeast India may be linked to mysterious stone jars in northern Laos, about 800 miles away, according to archaeologists.
Archaeologists investigating Jamestown have discovered that colonists likely butchered and ate the dogs of Indigenous Americans.
A rare coin featuring Charlemagne was rediscovered in a private collection and sold, via eBay, to a museum.
Archaeologists working in the West Bank say they've discovered a tiny lead "curse tablet" that may include the oldest known mention of the Hebrew name of God "Yahweh" ever found.
From the the Ark of the Covenant to the crown jewels of Ireland to a 333-carat pink diamond, here are 30 of the world's most valuable (and missing) treasures.
The graves of dozens of early British kings, queens, princes and princesses from King Arthur's era have been revealed.
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered five well-preserved tombs from around the time of the sixth dynasty.
Archaeologists at Notre Dame Cathedral have discovered a leaden coffin and other burials that are hundreds of years old.
Photographs on undeveloped film of archaeological excavations in Portugal 60 years ago have revealed 8,000-year-old signs of mummification — the earliest evidence found anywhere in the world.