Archaeology

  1. Archaeology

    Cool Jobs: Hunting surprises in thinning glaciers

    Meet three scientists who are tracking the meltdown of Earth’s glaciers. They share their adventures, predictions and unexpected discoveries.

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  2. Archaeology

    ‘Cousin’ Lucy may have fallen from a tree to her death 3.2 million years ago

    A contested study suggests that Lucy, a famous fossil ancestor of humans, fell from a tree to her death.

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  3. Archaeology

    The first farmers were two groups, not one

    The humans that began farming 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent may have been two cultures living side-by-side.

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  4. Archaeology

    Neandertals: Ancient Stone Age builders had tech skills

    Neandertals built stalagmite circles in a French cave 176,500 years ago. These structures show that these ancient human cousins had social and technical skills.

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  5. Archaeology

    Hunter-gatherers roamed Florida 14,500 years ago

    Tools and bones from a submerged site in Florida show that Stone Age people lived in North America earlier than was once thought.

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  6. Archaeology

    Remains of long-ago child sacrifices found in Belize cave

    Thousands of bones in Belize’s Midnight Terror Cave show that the Maya had a long tradition of human sacrifices. New data show that many had been children.

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  7. Archaeology

    Diving deep into history

    New technologies help underwater archaeologists learn more about shipwrecks and other artifacts at the bottom of rivers, lakes and oceans.

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  8. Tech

    Laser vision reveals hidden worlds

    From discovering ancient ruins to forecasting climate change, the laser mapping technology called lidar is changing many fields of science.

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  9. Archaeology

    Pyramids’ blocks: Possibly rock ‘n’ rolled

    No one knows how the ancient Egyptians moved the big stones needed to build their pyramids. A new study suggests they could have rolled them, by attaching wooden posts to the sides.

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  10. Archaeology

    Mummies existed before Egypt’s pyramids

    Materials from an ancient Egyptian cemetery suggest people were preserving their dead long before the pyramids and pharaohs.

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  11. Archaeology

    Neandertal ancestor?

    Fossils found in a Spanish cave have features that are a combination of Neandertals and other species. The mix suggests Neandertal roots go back even farther than scientists had suspected.

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  12. Archaeology

    Ancient footprints surface in Britain

    There are hints they could have been made by ancestors of Neandertals.

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