West Coast Rising

Archaeologists excavating at the site of Huaca Prieta are finding that, more than 14,000 years ago, people were living along the northwestern coast of Peru.

Chasing the Sea Peoples

Some scholars claim that an ancient hieroglyphic text may give tantalizing clues to identifying some of the mysterious Sea Peoples and their role in the collapse of Late Bronze...

Discoveries at El Palenque

Archaeologists have uncovered the oldest multifunctional royal palace in Mexico’s Oaxaca Valley.

The Age of Little Foot

Scientists continue the debate surrounding the true age of the famous fossil skeleton discovered at Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa.

Laetoli: The Unfolding Story

Recent 3.66-million-year-old footprint finds at the iconic hominin site of Laetoli may be changing what we know about an ancient human ancestor.

The Battle-Axe Culture

Who were the Indo-Europeans? Studies shed light on one of archeology’s greatest mysteries.

On the Frontier of an Empire

The Roman fort of Vindolanda in northern England has revealed a fascinating glimpse into the personal lives of people on the cusp between Imperial Rome and indigenous British tribes.

The Rise and Fall of a Maya Polity

Excavations are beginning to provide clues to understanding the rise of divine kingship, urbanization, and collapse at an ancient Maya site in Belize.

Old Vero

A Pleistocene smoking gun in southeast Florida hints at a human presence pre-dating the oldest defined Paleoindian culture in North America.

A Pharaoh’s Nautical Tomb

Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient Egyptian nautical theme and the remains of a funerary boat in a pharaonic tomb deep in the desert at Abydos.
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