Humans have left clues of our existence throughout time, leaving behind burials, artifacts and written records that hint at our evolution, beliefs, practices and cultures. Studying the archaeological record shows us that the oldest known bones belonging to Homo sapiens are 300,000 years old, or that the world’s oldest civilizations arose at least 6,000 years ago.
Whether you’re looking for facts about the ancient Egyptians, the discovery of an ancient human skull, a gold hoard dating to the fall of the Roman Empire or how the latest technology is helping us find hidden pyramids, Live Science's expert science writers and editors are here to give you the latest coverage on our past with archaeology news, articles and features.
The site is part of a royal compound that archaeologists think may have been overseen by King Raedwald.
Archaeologists in Finland have identified a 6,500-year-old site as potential cemetery with 200 graves.
Volunteer conservationists in Germany have unearthed a collection of artifacts, including Bronze Age swords, medieval coins and jewelry.
Researchers think the coins are from a Buddhist shrine established amid much older ruins.
Morton Allport earned his scientific reputation by grave robbing human remains and killing soon-to-be-extinct Tasmanian tigers before shipping them to Europe.
Archaeologists in Germany unearthed a male skeleton and a female skeleton. One was missing a significant chunk of the skull.
Several dozen burials from the Wari culture, which prospered in the region before the Inca took over, were unearthed in Peru.
What may be the world's largest prehistoric hand ax, measuring over 20 inches long, was found in Saudi Arabia.
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