New technologies help underwater archaeologists learn more about shipwrecks and other artifacts at the bottom of rivers, lakes and oceans.
From discovering ancient ruins to forecasting climate change, the laser mapping technology called lidar is changing many fields of science.
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.
Materials from an ancient Egyptian cemetery suggest people were preserving their dead long before the pyramids and pharaohs.
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.
There are hints they could have been made by ancestors of Neandertals.
Skeletal remains of a Jamestown teen show signs of cannibalism in colonial America, new data show. The girl’s skull provides the first concrete support for historical accounts that some starving colonists had resorted to eating the flesh of others.
The 15th century’s Richard III has returned — or at least, his bones have.