The cave, which sold for $2.2 million in St. Louis on Tuesday, is considered a sacred site by members of the Osage Nation. A tribal leader called the sale “heartbreaking.”
Workers digging in a pond at the Tetney Golf Club discovered a waterlogged coffin containing the remains of a man who archaeologists said was buried about 4,000 years ago.
The remains of a Napoleonic general who died on a Russian battlefield came home in July. But the chance for rapprochement collapsed over concerns about Moscow’s policies.
A new paleoclimate model finds many favorable windows when Homo sapiens might have survived a migration out of Africa.
A small Southern county hopes to land a starring role in the commercial space race. But for residents of the exclusive islands in the flight path, the stakes feel sky-high.
Changes to U.S. regulations would seek to eliminate red tape that has delayed the return of burial remains and sacred objects held by museums and other institutions.
As scientists find more tattoos on preserved remains from Indigenous cultures, artists living today are drawing from them to revive cultural traditions.
The underground warren where ancient Roman gladiators and animals awaited their fates has been restored.
A technology lawyer named Paul Skallas argues we should be gleaning more wisdom from antiquity.
There are strong reasons to suspect that the mass grave was for victims of the 1921 killing, given contemporary evidence.
Technological advances, including DNA and tooth enamel analyses, allowed researchers to form new conclusions about capital punishment under Roman rule.
As an old outdoor hobby draws new followers, metal detectors are sweeping the country.
When it came to the tedious task of categorizing pottery fragments, a deep-learning model was found to be just as accurate, and far more efficient, as four human experts.
Research has shown that they shared many behaviors that we long believed to be uniquely human. Why did science get them so wrong?
From Virginia to California, these eight parks, heritage centers and open-air exhibits offer fresh opportunities to confront the history and the present-day realities of Native Americans.
Researchers want to learn more about the connections between humans and the feeding of birds, beasts and other fauna.
The Scythians, marijuana-smoking nomadic warriors of ancient Ukraine, built thousands of burial mounds that are at risk today. A preservation group finds resonance in them for a country at war.
An archaeological excavation south of Rome uncovered fossil remains of nine Neanderthals, along with the bones of hyenas, elephants and rhinoceroses.
A child laid to rest 78,000 years ago yields clues to early human burials in East Africa.
The winning design for a new floor for the Roman landmark, planned to be ready for 2023, will cover the exposed subterranean chambers and reconnect “the thread of time.”
“It’s like finding a treasure trove while you are picking up mushrooms in a forest,” an archaeologist said. “We are overwhelmed with this discovery.”
Excavations at the city, famous for its pre-Columbian mounds, challenge the idea that residents destroyed the city through wood clearing.
State and federal officials announced on Tuesday that they had located the site of the Maryland cabin where the Underground Railroad conductor lived as a young adult.
So many people have fled to Syria’s crowded northwest that families have settled in important archaeological sites. “We, too, have become ruins.”
His work focused on the way cultures shape, and are shaped by, individuals — a framework he demonstrated through his passionate political activism.
Historians hoping to preserve the ancient Octagon Earthworks in Newark, Ohio, as a UNESCO World Heritage site face a problem: the golf club that leases the property.
Rock faces and boulders bearing figure carvings called petroglyphs were scratched or dabbed with paint, the United States Forest Service said.
The textiles women produced made our civilization what it is.
Desecrated by plunderers, threatened by floodwaters and largely overshadowed by their Egyptian counterparts, Sudan’s ancient archaeological sites may finally be poised to receive broader recognition.
He was called the father of underwater archaeology, finding treasures in shipwrecks around the world that illuminated ancient history.
A 2,000-year-old artifact that had ended up in the home of a Manhattan antiquities dealer is now in an Italian museum.
A tomb unearthed in Spain has prompted archaeologists to reconsider assumptions about women’s power in Bronze Age European societies.
You might not be able to travel on spring break this year, but you can immerse yourself in Maya culture from home.
A reconstructed Neanderthal ear adds a new piece to the puzzle of whether the early humans could speak.
A shift in Earth’s poles 42,000 years ago may have drastically altered the planet’s climate, scientists have found — and they’re naming the period after the author Douglas Adams.
He challenged the conventional wisdom about a major archaeological discovery. He also led a successful effort to open it for study by a wide range of researchers.
The Neolithic site appears to have begun as a monument in Wales that was dismantled and carried 175 miles east as part of a larger migration, a new study suggests.
Music from the large conch probably hadn’t been heard by human ears for 17,000 years.
The ancient city of Babylon is a World Heritage Site, but it faces threats old and new. As some of its walls crumble, preservationists are fighting to preserve the past.
What may be an overlooked fossil in a well-known cultural site could offer clues to the age of its underlying rocks.
The tongue, found at a temple on the outskirts of Alexandria, Egypt, was probably meant to help the deceased speak in the afterlife, experts said.
The location of the fort, which was used by the Tlingit people to ward off Russian invaders in 1804 and was destroyed by the Russians, has eluded researchers for decades.
Researchers propose that some remote ancestors of Native Americans may have been the first humans to forge the bond with wolves that led to domestication.
“The Dig,” on Netflix, revisits the astonishing find made by two amateurs in Britain as World War II was dawning.
Because the objects had a standardized weight, scientists suggest they were a form of currency used some 3,500 years ago.
The Nebra sky disk, which has been called the oldest known depiction of astronomical phenomena, is a “very emotional object.”
The depiction of the animal on an Indonesian island is at least 45,500 years old, the researchers say.
Relics from the favorite hideaway of ancient Rome’s most infamous tyrant have been recovered and put on display by archaeologists.
If ancient hunters ate the juicy fat parts of their prey and gave wolves the lean meat, it could have been the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
An Oxford scientist with a flair for the dramatic, he introduced millions of people to the secrets of their ancestry through his books and TV appearances.