More Stories in Archaeology

  1. Humans

    DNA reveals clues to the Siberian ancestors of the first Americans

    Researchers discovered a previously unknown population of Ice Age people who crossed the Asia-North America land bridge.

  2. Humans

    New forensic technique may better gauge age at death

    An 18-year-old student from Ackworth, England, has come up with a better way to estimate the age at death for many human remains. It needs only a CT scan of the skull.

  3. Archaeology

    Fossils from a Philippine cave may come from a new human-like species

    Ancient fossils from a Philippine cave may come from a new human-like species, which scientists have dubbed Homo luzonensis.

  4. Archaeology

    Rising seas threaten thousands of world cultural sites

    Sea level rise threatens many thousands of cultural and archeological sites around the world.

  5. Archaeology

    Fossils hint ancient humans passed through a green Arabia

    Hundreds of thousands of years ago, migrating humans passed through the Arabian Peninsula, a study shows. Instead of desert, they found green grass.

  6. Archaeology

    Ancient child’s ‘vampire burial’ suggests Romans feared the walking dead

    A 10-year-old skeleton in a Roman cemetery had a stone placed in its mouth. It was to prevent this child from rising from the dead, a study reports.

  7. Archaeology

    Cremated remains hint at who was buried at Stonehenge

    A chemical analysis shows that people carried bodies from far away to be buried at the mysterious ancient monument known as Stonehenge.

  8. Archaeology

    Putting hats on Easter Island statues may have required some rock and roll

    Fitting huge stone hats on 3-story-high Easter Island statues may have required only a small workforce armed with ropes and ramps.

  9. Materials Science

    Cool Jobs: Drilling into the secrets of teeth

    A bioengineer, a biologist and an archaeologist all study teeth to explore new materials, to grow better tissues and to learn more about prehistoric humans.