Scientists have uncovered evidence of a possible 42,000-year-old Neanderthal hunting shrine.
Discoveries in the Shadow of the Step Pyramid
Fascinating new finds are coming to light at the Gisr el-Mudir site in ancient Saqqara, Egypt.
Caral, America’s Oldest City
Before the pyramids of Egypt and the Ziggurats of Mesopotamia, an ancient monumental civilization arose with massive pyramids near the north-central coast of Peru in South America.
The Larger-than-Life Story of the Egyptian Mummy: An Interview with Dr. Salima Ikram
Richard Marranca interviews one of Egypt’s foremost authorities on ancient Egyptian mummies and mummification.
A Pictorial: The Masters of Akrotiri
In the world of the Bronze Age, an ancient people on an Aegean island created some of Europe’s earliest masterworks of art.
Discoveries: An Interview with Dr. Zahi Hawass
Arguably the world's most famous Egyptologist talks briefly about ancient Egypt and some of his recent discoveries.
The Priestess of Chornancap
Excavations at a site in northern Peru have revealed information about a powerful ancient priestess and the community in which she lived and practiced.
The Lore and Legends of Rome’s Ancient Bridges
The story behind ancient Rome's vital bridges, critical to the power and extent of the Roman Empire.
Lost Worlds of Arabia
Scientists have unearthed a wealth of new evidence, revealing thousands of years of pre-Islamic human habitation and civilization in a seemingly unforgivable desert land.
Footprints in Time
Popular Archaeology Anthology: Fossilized human footprints are helping scientists rewrite human prehistory.
The Death Chambers of Herculaneum
Scientists have teased a horrific story from the remains of the ill-fated inhabitants of a once opulent and thriving seaside city of the Roman Empire.
Digging on the Dark Side
A Pictorial: Unbeknownst to most, archaeologists are revealing a sensational find on what has been penned the ‘dark side’ of Mount Vesuvius in Italy.
Easter Island: What Happened!
The demise of Easter Island's native civilization involved more than destruction of an isolated environment's fragile ecosystem.
Mysteries in Stone
A Report: Monumental structures in Oman attest to a forgotten people.
Ostia – What the Bricks and Stones Tell Us
Ostia Antica, like ancient Pompeii, affords a spectacular yet intimate glimpse into Roman daily life.
Pushing Back Omo: The Earliest Modern Humans?
Scientists are discovering that the early modern human fossil finds uncovered at Omo Kibish in Ethiopia are older than they thought.
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Revelation on a Train
A scholar relates the story and implications of her remarkable discovery of fragments of a long-lost ancient Greek epic poem.
A Discovery in Waiting: Inside the Search for a 16th Century Shipwreck
A research team searches for the remains of the French corsair Le Prince off the South Carolina coast.
Trackways of Otero
The latest unequivocal evidence of a human presence more than 20,000 years ago in present-day New Mexico may confirm a changing paradigm on the early settling of the Americas....