The world’s oldest known large-scale monumental ritual landscape is shedding new light on a long-lost ancient community.
An international team of researchers suggests an iconic ancient sanctuary in central Turkey symbolizes the cosmos as the Hittites imagined it.
Anniversary Issue Part 2: Journalist Julie Masis writes about incredible discoveries related to Southeast Asia's greatest ancient civilization.
The top 10 stories of Popular Archaeology's first 10 years.
Archaeologists are unearthing tantalizing new finds that are shedding more light on our understanding of Egyptian mortuary cults.
Emerging new discoveries suggest that humans may have been in the Americas over 20,000 years ago.
Archaeologists are uncovering tantalizing evidence of buried Elizabethan period culture in North Carolina, providing new leads to the mysterious disappearance of the first British colonists of the Americas.
An interview with renowned pioneering archaeologist Christopher Henshilwood on his discoveries related to the origin of behaviorally modern humans.
Discoveries at multiple sites are shedding new light on the earliest dispersal of modern humans out of Africa.
Remarkable new discoveries have expanded the chronology and geographic range of humanity’s first globe-trotting ancestor.
Paleoanthropologist Stephanie Baker relates the amazing discovery of the world's oldest known Homo erectus, an early human ancestor.
Researchers suggest how the development of agriculture shaped cooperation, competition and conflict among ancient Native American populations.
The discoveries that rocked Christian scholarship.
Scientists are opening a new chapter on Neanderthals at the famous Shanidar Cave near the northern edge of Iraq.
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.
Remarkable finds at Tel Lachish in Israel are shedding new light on the ancient Canaanites.
Excavations of princely tombs are shedding new light on a formative time before the high florescence of the Mycenaean civilization.
Archaeologists are digging up new clues about ancient toolmakers who quarried on an island hill in the Aegean Sea 200,000 years ago.
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.
A great center of the ancient Maya provides a window on the soul of an ancient people and the mysteries it still enshrines.