The discovery and study of a mummy found in a Nevada cave, and other recent revelations, have shed remarkable new light on the pre-Columbian peopling of the Americas.
Crossing the Timor
A group of modern seafarers are testing the hypothesis that prehistoric mariners were the ancestors of Oceania’s populations.
Thor Heyerdahl and the Theory of the Archaeological Raft
Author P.J. CAPELOTTI summarizes how experimental archaeology has shed light on our understanding of the role of ancient maritime technology in the global human journey.
A Mummy in Providence
Rhode Island's resident Egyptian mummy is restored to his coffin home.
The Last Neanderthals
Where and how did the Neanderthals journey into extinction?
Straws that Bind
What do ancient drinking straws say about communal ceremony and civilization?
Chiapa de Corzo: Rise of a Zoque Capital in the Heart of Mesoamerica
One of Mesoamerica's oldest known pyramid tombs has unveiled it's sensational secrets to archaeologists.
One Small Arabian Finger Bone
A rare Pleistocene human fossil find in Saudi Arabia has global implications for human prehistory.
New findings and new implications for understanding human evolution.
Digging the Roots of American Slavery
Archaeologists are uncovering the world in which the first African slaves emerged in English colonial America.
Our Fractured African Roots
Humans did not stem from a single ancestral population in one region of Africa, suggests this study.
Uncovering the Secrets of an Island Paradise
Excavations continue to reveal a unique prehistoric monumental sanctuary in Menorca.
End of Empire: The Archaeological Excavations at Ziyaret Tepe
Excavations have revealed a massive ancient Assyrian provincial capital, including a unique and remarkable glimpse into the demise of an ancient empire.
The Update: Unearthing New Clues to America’s Lost Colony
New archaeological discoveries may help solve two of historic America’s most compelling mysteries: The fate of the “lost colony” and the elusive location of the first English settlement on...
Göbekli Tepe: Discovering the World’s Oldest Religious Site
Archaeologists and preservationists are discovering and conserving deep human history at a site that is reshaping our understanding of the first whispers of early civilization.
The “Little Victims” of Civilization
How fishing for anchovies helped create the earliest monumental civilizations of the Americas.
On the Threshold of Modern Humanity
The remarkable discovery that may dramatically change what we know about the origin of modern humans.
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.
The Extraordinary Case of the San Diego Mastodon
The in-depth story about the controversial discovery of a 130,000-year-old human presence in Southern California.
Rising Star: New Answers, New Questions
Is Africa’s largest trove of early human remains shedding game-changing light on human origins, or muddying the water?