Filling the Gap at Tel Lachish

New discoveries at Tel Lachish in the Southern Levant are changing what we know about the ancient beginnings of the alphabet.

Early States in the Andes

Even before the oldest pyramids of Egypt were constructed, massive monumental complexes were emerging in ancient Peru.

In the Shadow of Angkor

Anniversary Issue Part 2: Journalist Julie Masis writes about incredible discoveries related to Southeast Asia's greatest ancient civilization.

Saqqara: Gateway to Eternity

Archaeologists are unearthing tantalizing new finds that are shedding more light on our understanding of Egyptian mortuary cults.

The First Wave

Discoveries at multiple sites are shedding new light on the earliest dispersal of modern humans out of Africa.

The Remarkable Skulls of Drimolen

Paleoanthropologist Stephanie Baker relates the amazing discovery of the world's oldest known Homo erectus, an early human ancestor.

Farmers and Warriors

Researchers suggest how the development of agriculture shaped cooperation, competition and conflict among ancient Native American populations.

Return to Shanidar

Scientists are opening a new chapter on Neanderthals at the famous Shanidar Cave near the northern edge of Iraq.

Moundbuilders, B.C.

Centuries before the construction of the pyramids of Egypt and the Stonehenge circle in England, ancient people began creating massive monumental earthworks in North America.

Uncovering the Early Mycenaeans

Excavations of princely tombs are shedding new light on a formative time before the high florescence of the Mycenaean civilization.

Rewriting Prehistory at Stélida

Archaeologists are digging up new clues about ancient toolmakers who quarried on an island hill in the Aegean Sea 200,000 years ago.
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