Radiocarbon dates from buried animal bones and shells helped date the pits to 4,500 years ago.
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.
Human bones in the famous Newgrange tomb in Ireland belonged to king born of first-degree incest, researchers say.
Radar surveys enabled archaeologists to map an ancient Roman city in unprecedented detail — even buildings that were underground.
A previously unknown Maya site in Tabasco, Mexico is the civilization's largest and oldest monumental structure on record.
Excavators have already found the remains of about 60 mammoths and 15 pre-Hispanic indigenous people.
It's not clear why ancient people dug up these chambers, but evidence suggests they used them in everyday life.
Melting ice revealed a long-lost trail in Norway that was strewn with objects dating to the Viking Age.
Megiddo, a place known in the Book of Revelation as "Armageddon," was occupied between roughly 7000–300 B.C. A prophecy states that in the end times a final battle will be fought near this site.
By studying artificially deformed skulls from a graveyard dating to more than 1,000 years ago, archaeologists are piecing together clues about an ancient community's culture.
Scientists in Turin, Italy, have discovered that a couple of days each year, the rising sun perfectly aligns with one of the city's main streets that was constructed around 28 B.C.