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.

The Stepped Street of Pontius Pilate

Recent excavations in Jerusalem have uncovered more evidence that the infamous Roman prefect left a lasting visible mark on the city he governed at the time of Jesus.

Chichén Itzá’s Shadows

A great center of the ancient Maya provides a window on the soul of an ancient people and the mysteries it still enshrines.

The North Side Story

In the high plateaus of eastern Algeria, some of the earliest evidence for human stone tool-making is emerging.

Early Americans, Part 1: Artifacts

Part 1 of an anthology of articles focusing on the findings that are informing a new paradigm about the early settling of the Americas.

Technology One

Scientists are on the trail of discovering the earliest stone tools made by human ancestors in Africa.

1619: Archaeology and the Seeds of a Nation

Archaeological excavations at Jamestown in Virginia are yielding new material finds related to the Western Hemisphere’s first representative government, and the beginnings of slavery in the British colonies.

The First Siberians

Denisova Cave has yielded remarkable new implications and new questions about early humans in Asia.

Hidden Majesty: The Lost Grave of Richard III

Writing for young readers, author Laura Scandiffio relates the detailed story about the remarkable burial discovery of King Richard III and what it says about the real king, beyond...
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