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 wreck of a Japanese transport ship that sank in 1942 with more than 1,000 Allied prisoners-of-war on board has been discovered near the Philippines.
Archaeologists in Spain recently discovered five life-size busts of human figures depicting the lost Tartessos civilization.
Archaeologists have discovered the buried remains of a Roman fort along Scotland's ancient Antonine Wall.
Newfound tombs from ancient Egypt at Saqqara include the burials of a temple overseer, royal treasury artist and an unknown individual.
A new look at the 13th-century Stone of Destiny reveals mysterious markings and other 'anomalies' that previously went unnoticed.
Analysis of ancient DNA and grave goods from burials suggest that princesses helped to build a "massive empire" stretching from Kazakhstan to Mongolia.
The silver coins, mainly from the first century B.C., were unearthed in Tuscany in Italy and are hidden relics from a turbulent time in Roman history.
Scientists used neutron tomography to see inside six sealed ancient Egyptian coffins that were used to bury animals.
Climate change that led to sea level rise and severe coastal flooding could explain why the Vikings abandoned their Greenland settlements.
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