A Philadelphia archaeology museum has recently uncovered the skeleton of a 6,500-year-old man in its own basement. This rediscovered specimen is a rare example of a victim during an "epic" flood around 4500 BC, earning it the name "Noah."
Researchers have found that ancient peoples often stuck to obsolete ways of keeping records even long after the invention of writing, and not because they were illiterate. Some long-gone administrative officials may have simply liked to keep it "old school."
Huge swaths of the Amazon basin may not have always been the bustling rainforests we see today. Researchers have found evidence that in a few hundred years, the land may have radically switched from a smattering of wide savannahs to the "timeless" rainforests of today.
Archeologists are asking alpinists to help them recover potential ancient remains and artifacts as ice all over the Swiss Alps continues to melt. The heat is on, they say, noting that there is a limited amount of time to recover these potential archeological wonders.
A team of experts are due to investigate an ancient wreck right off the island of Haiti that many believe is the Santa Maria - one of three boats that famously sailed with Christopher Columbus when he first voyaged to the Americas.
Researcher have discovered a collection of early Neanderthal bones. Analysis of intact skulls indicate that these cousins to human ancestry were far more varied and "beautifully unique" than originally assumed.
Archaeologists have unearthed the remain of an Egyptian epidemic known as the Plague of Cyprian - a disease so terrible that one ancient writer believed the world was coming to an end.
Those are some old pants! Archaeologists have discovered what are likely to be the oldest pair of pants ever discovered - riding trousers estimated to be 3000 years old.
A group of young school children reportedly discovered a 7,000-year-old Chinchorro mummy while on an archaeology field trip in northern Chile over the holiday weekend.
Very few people know that there has been an ongoing debate for decades on whether or not Native Americans are the ancestors of the "first Americans." Now, DNA testing of ancient remains has verified that Native Americans are in-fact descendants of the first.
Archaeologists have uncovered King David's palace, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced Thursday.
Archaeologists working near the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem have unearthed the earliest alphabetical written text ever uncovered in the ancient city.
In the ongoing argument over when modern humans settled Asia, a new study highlighting evidence that the migration from Africa began after the super-eruption of the Mount Toba volcano in Sumatra was recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Neanderthals suffered a cancer common in modern-day humans, according to researchers who have uncovered the world’s oldest human tumor.
Richard III may have been the King of England and the subject of a Shakespearean play, but even that couldn’t keep him safe from ending up in a hastily-dug grave that ultimately became part of a parking lot, according to a new study published in the journal Antiquity.