How a high-tech scanner could make archeology a lot easier, and more open
Jan 13, 2016

By nature, archaeology is a very old-school type of science. You dig in dirt, very slowly, and try to unearth long-lost treasures. But the next step is about to get a much-needed upgrade.

Legendary, lost civilization discovered in Honduras rainforest 1,000 years later
Mar 4, 2015

Archaeologists have spent decades trying to find the mysterious “City of the Monkey God,” and it looks like a recent expedition has finally found the legendary city. Anyone have Indiana Jones’ cell number?

See a 39,000 year-old woolly mammoth that still has its fur
Jul 11, 2013

After being in the ground for nearly 40,000 years, this mammoth is still sporting some fuzz.

Archaeologists discover ancient 60,000-ton structure beneath Sea of Galilee
Apr 11, 2013

Put on your Indiana Jones hat, folks, and let's find out what the dawn of humanity has to offer.

Researchers rediscover lost fossil revealing ancient sea monster
Jan 30, 2013

It's amazing what you find when you decide to do a little drawer re-organizing, especially if the drawers you're opening are in a museum.

Meet the dog-sized dinosaur that could be the oldest ever found
Jan 14, 2013

Though we know much, much more about dinosaurs now than we did even a few decades ago, scientists still haven't pinned down exactly when the creatures first emerged on our planet. Now, thanks to new analysis of an old find, archaeologists have evidence of a dinosaur at least 10 million years older than any other species. Is this the first dinosaur?

Poison proves humans used tools 20,000 years earlier than we thought
Dec 17, 2012

Sometimes you think you know something about the dawn of man, and then a single archaeological discovery changes everything. In this case, scientists have found a cave in South Africa that suggests the late Stone Age occurred about 20,000 years earlier than we previously thought. Among their finds: what could be the first use of poison in human history.

Massive, mystery Iron Age skeleton army unearthed in Denmark
Dec 17, 2012

Nearly 2,000 years ago, a battle was waged in the Alken Enge wetlands of Denmark. Blood was shed, skulls shattered, axe heads cracked and countless lives sacrificed. Now, archeologists have uncovered the remains of that deadly campaign, and are hoping to discover just what happened.

Archaeologists uncover an actual door to the afterlife in Egypt
Dec 14, 2012

Scientists in Egypt have found one of the doors to the afterlife.