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.
New scholarship shows that man was not always the hunter.
A recently unearthed mass grave may soon provide answers about what happened to victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
The ancient site is the archaeological gift that keeps on giving. A food shop excavated this month suggests that its ancient residents had singular culinary tastes.
Millions of people living on the islands today inherited genes from the people who made them home before Europeans arrived.
Two new books, Kermit Pattison’s “Fossil Men” and Meave Leakey’s “The Sediments of Time,” offer a glimpse into the adventurous world of the men and women searching for our origins.
The bones of British soldiers and colonial militia were disinterred during a reconstruction of Fort William Henry nearly 70 years ago.
A trove from a Portuguese trading ship that sank in 1533 preserved genetic traces of whole lineages that have vanished from West Africa.
The finds this year, including a cache of gold coins from the reign of Henry VIII, come as Britain considers expanding the law to protect a broader range of artifacts from its centuries-old history.
The sea mammals vanished from Oregon’s coast long ago, but a technique from human archaeology offers a clue to restoring them.
Researchers believe the vessel is the Caroline Eddy, a ship built during the Civil War and wrecked in 1880. “It was a sea like a mountain,” its captain recounted at the time.
An archaeological project digs into the past to finally give voice to one of Williamsburg’s oldest communities.
We used to carry and trade bits of metal everywhere, but a pandemic shortage and the rise of digital money are making jingly pockets a distant memory for many.
Archaeologists tentatively identified the pair as a wealthy landowner and a younger enslaved person, both of whom were killed in the 79 A.D. eruption.
More than 100 painted wooden coffins, many with bodies, were found in the necropolis of Saqqara, officials said. After several recent finds at the site, it’s the largest discovery there this year.
Close examination of horse remains has clarified the timeline of when equestrianism helped transform ancient Chinese civilization.
Using ground-penetrating radar, a team of archaeologists made the discovery in southeastern Norway. Once excavated, the findings could offer insight into Viking settlements.
A skull found in a South African cave suggests that the species went through a process of microevolution during a chaotic environmental shift.
In “Kindred,” Rebecca Wragg Sykes offers a complete new story about Neanderthals, both how they lived and how they met their end.
Scientists are divided on broader implications of the find for ancient gender roles.
Meet the scholars who study civilizational collapse.
My grandfather devoted hours of his life to the game, and now I can see why.
In “A World Beneath the Sands,” Toby Wilkinson details the hundred years when many of the great discoveries of ancient Egypt were made, by Europeans.