From the Notre Dame to Buddhist statues, dozens of irreplaceable artifacts are destroyed every year by both man and nature.
Whenever the climate cooled, our hominin ancestors would set up shop in the Arabian Peninsula and vanish again when the planet warmed up.
A puzzling — and huge — break in the geological record finally might be explained.
Long before Alexandria became the center of Egyptian trade, there was Thônis-Heracleion. But then it sank.
For decades, researchers have proposed that climate change and human-caused environmental destruction led to demographic collapse on Easter Island. That's probably false, according to new research.
In 1933, the skull of a 50-year-old male of the Homo longi species was found in China, puzzling researchers.
The Younger Dryas impact hypothesis argues that a comet strike caused major changes to climate and human cultures on Earth about 13,000 years ago.
How do archaeologists know if someone was buried intentionally tens of thousands of years ago?
Scientists discover what our human ancestors were making inside the Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa 1.8 million years ago.
A Harvard professor's study discovers the worst year to be alive.
A new model of the Antikythera mechanism reveals a "creation of genius."
The chariot survived ancient eruptions and modern-day looters to become a part of the world heritage site.
Research shows that bone fragments of Jesus's (possible) brother belong to someone else.
Waun Maun was an ancient Welsh stone circle that had an awful lot in common with Stonehenge.
Scientists use new methods to discover what's inside drug containers used by ancient Mayan people.
Archaeologists discover a cave painting of a wild pig that is now the world's oldest dated work of representational art.
Traces of heroin and cocaine have been found in the tartar of 19th-century Dutch farmers.
Carbon dating allows us to know exactly when ice was melted for drinking water in pre-Columbian America.
Rare structures and artifacts of the Viking religion practiced centuries prior to Christianity's introduction have been uncovered by archaeologists in Norway, including a "god house."
The young man died nearly 2,000 years ago in the volcanic eruption that buried Pompeii.
Well preserved coffins hint towards more discoveries in a famed necropolis.