When a farmer found the fossil of an ancient elephant species near the Pyrenees mountains, he kept it to himself over fear of amateur fossil hunters invading his privacy. Years later, he finally hands it over to experts.
Ancient July 15, 2018
A deadly earthquake in September destroyed a pyramid in the Mexican state of Morelos. The unfortunate event nevertheless revealed another wonder that was hidden from the rest of the world after about the 1200AD.
Ancient July 13, 2018
The Pompeii Archeological Park announced the discovery of the first victim of the Mount Vesuvius eruption found from the unexplored archeological site called Regio V. The bones were found under a large rock shaped like a doorjamb.
Ancient May 30, 2018
A team of archeologists found ancient human bones in a wetland in Denmark. The finding suggested that barbarian tribes fought among each other in a yet recorded battle that took place in the first century A.D.
Ancient May 22, 2018
A study found that ancient New Guinea warriors had obtained their fathers’ thigh bones to make human bone daggers. They also intended to make these daggers stronger to preserve the symbolic prestige the weapons gave them.
Ancient April 25, 2018
In a surprising discovery, archaeologists have found the remains of a woman who gave birth to a baby while in her coffin. Both were dead by the time they were in the coffin.
Ancient March 27, 2018
During a handling session, an Egyptologist and his students uncovered a rare archaeological find. Upon examining two slabs of limestone, they found that it depicts the first female pharaoh, Queen Hatshepsut.
Ancient March 24, 2018
Up to 7,000 bodies may be buried on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center, and officials are seeking to exhume the bodies. The ambitious plan involves putting up a visitors center and a lab to study the bodies.
Public Health May 8, 2017
Archeologists from the University of Tübingen perform excavation work just 27 miles from the IS territory. The settlement may have been an outpost of the Akkadian Empire.
Earth/Environment November 10, 2016
Have archaeologists discovered the 2,400-year-old tomb of ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle? Although there is no solid evidence, all clues point to an ancient tomb-shrine dedicated to the prolific genius.
Ancient May 28, 2016
Fitzwilliam Museum researchers in the UK employed a special CT scan to estimate the age of a mummified human fetus from ancient Egypt, and afterwards discovered the importance of the unborn child in the long-gone civilization.
Ancient May 12, 2016
After decades of debate, the 9,000-year-old Kennewick Man will finally be given a Native American burial, following a recent report that confirmed his origins. The battle between science and ancient faith continues even after the Kennewick Man finds his final resting place.
Ancient April 29, 2016
Researchers analyzed the shards of ancient ceramic pots found in the Swiss Alps. They found that the chemical signatures were similar to the ones linked with modern cheese-making activities such as heating milk from animals.
Earth/Environment April 25, 2016
Israeli archeologists have discovered the oldest glass factory in the country, shattering notions about glassmaking in the region. The ancient glass kilns offer significant evidence of ancient Judea's link to the Roman Empire.
April 13, 2016
An unearthed burial ground at the Plain of Jars in Laos shed light on the mystery behind the huge, ancient stone jars of unknown origin in the area. It is deemed the first major archeological find at the site since the 1930s.
Animals April 5, 2016
Archeologists have discovered an ancient Norse settlement in a peninsula in Canada known as Point Rosee. What could this evidence prove about the Vikings' activity in the New World?
April 2, 2016
Those non-stick pans in your home are nothing new. An excavation in an ancient Roman dumpsite revealed they had been around since the time of Emperor Tiberius.
Arts & Culture March 29, 2016
Scans of King Tutankhamun's tomb indicated a hidden chamber that could possibly be the crypt of Queen Nefertiti. This was revealed on Thursday by Egypt's antiquities minister, stirring international interest yet again on one of ancient Egypt's foremost figures.
Animals March 25, 2016
Scottish Water discovered two castles in Glasgow while laying the groundwork for a wastewater infrastructure upgrade. One is a castle that was used by 12th- or 13th-century bishops, and the other is a tower house, Partick Castle, that was constructed on the site in the 17th century after the earlier castle was demolished.
Arts & Culture March 24, 2016
Pottery production increased significantly at the end of the last Ice Age - and culture may have a bigger role than environmental influences.
Animals March 23, 2016
Archeologists in Ireland dated a fossil of a patella bone from a bear. They found that humans occupied the island about 12,500 years ago, which is 2,500 years earlier than previously thought.
Earth/Environment March 22, 2016
Researchers found the remains of a young warrior king in the 2,500-year-old Iron Age burial site in Pocklington, East Yorkshire. The graves belonged to the people of the Arras culture who lived during the Middle Iron Age.
Animals March 19, 2016
British home builders stumbled upon the remains of a 2,500-year-old Iron Age village. They unearthed the remains of ancient people belonging to the Arras culture as well as weapons and several artifacts.
Animals March 18, 2016
A pair of metal detector enthusiasts discovered an untouched Bronze Age burial site in Lancashire. The burial site is estimated to date back from 2,500 BC.
Animals March 14, 2016
Archaeologists discovered a shipwreck about 150 years old off the coast of North Carolina in the Atlantic Ocean. Three blockage runners used in the Civil War - Spunkie, Agnes E. Fry and Georgianna McCaw - are known to have been lost in the area.
Animals March 9, 2016
Excavations in Israel revealed for the first time an ancient winery in a Middle Bronze Age palace. The winery showed how ruling families strengthened their power during that era via splendid banquets of exquisite wine and choice cuts of goat and sheep meat.
Animals March 9, 2016
Archeologists have unearthed a 7,000-year-old settlement in Jerusalem. The artifacts and two houses show the holy city was inhabited longer than earlier believed.
Animals February 21, 2016
Archeologists found the oldest and most perfectly preserved Bronze Age wheel in Britain. The discovery is the oldest artifact unearthed in the area.
Animals February 19, 2016
Construction workers discovered a 15th-century sea vessel in a river delta in the Netherlands. The medieval trading ship is considered well-preserved and sturdier than other ships of its time because of its metal joints.
Animals February 14, 2016
The ancient population of Imperial Rome had flourished at its peak. Among its people were migrants from surrounding cities and regions, experts said.
Arts & Culture February 11, 2016
Construction workers unearthed what looks like thousand-year-old bones of a mammoth, among other ancient animals, at Oregon State University’s football stadium. What was supposed to be a renovation project of the athletic department became a field site of the anthropology department.
Animals January 27, 2016
Ancient tea, anyone? Archaeologists found the world's oldest tea in a 2,150-year-old Chinese emperor's tomb in the '90s, and now, after almost two decades, they finally know what kind of tea it is.
January 15, 2016
Archaeologists from NOAA have discovered the remains of two American whaling vessels that sank in the Arctic long the Alaskan coast during the 19th century. The ships were believed to have been stranded because of high levels of ice formations in the area.
Earth/Environment January 11, 2016
Archaeologists at Ørland, Norway's Main Air Station, dug up glass shards, beads, bones, and garbage tracing from 1,500 years ago. The finds from Iron Age longhouses suggested that the residents loved their bling.
Society December 28, 2015
Egyptian officials said Tutankhamun's wet nurse might have been his sister Princess Meritaten. The wet nurse's tomb was opened to the media on Dec. 20 ahead of its official public opening in January 2016.
Arts & Culture December 22, 2015
The dinosauromorphs were accurately dated for the first time, by a cross-continental team.
Earth/Environment December 11, 2015
An ancient, biblical-era seal believed to be used by King Hezekiah during 700 B.C. was deciphered by archaeologists in Jerusalem. Experts said the discovery of the seal adds further knowledge about the king.
Arts & Culture December 6, 2015
The analysis of a schist slab originally discovered in 2013 in Spain revealed the first illustration of how hunter-gatherers lived in a campsite. The Paleolithic carvings depict hut-like structures which could have housed four to five people each.
Animals December 6, 2015
A new report revealed that the pre-historic human species Homo naledi may be about two million years old. Paleoanthropologist Francis Thackeray developed a mathematical method to obtain the age of the human species.
Animals November 28, 2015
A new University of York study suggested that what motivated the rapid dispersal of early human populations around the world were not the changes in the environment, but the betrayal of trust. Human emotional bonds became vital in order to survive, an expert said.
Animals November 26, 2015
Londoners who first resided in the city even before the invasion of the Romans were a multi-ethnic mix, a new DNA study revealed. Researchers at the Museum of London analyzed four ancient skeletal remains and discovered rich histories behind the bones.
Animals November 25, 2015
This week's images go from macro to micro in a major way. From dead galaxies to mouse gametes, we've got it all.
Space November 20, 2015
The fossilized molar belongs to a Denisovan, a sister group to the Neanderthals.
Animals November 19, 2015
Archaeologists claim that they have found the lost city of Kane after investigating underground rock samples of a nearby peninsula. The island located in the Aegean Sea is said to be the location of the famous Battle of Arginusae.
Animals November 19, 2015
The ancient city of Selinunte remained hidden yet beautifully preserved under layers of sand and earth after a massacre left it all but forgotten. Now, a team of archaeologists is studying the ruins for more clues on daily ancient Greek life.
Animals November 10, 2015
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