New anthropological research suggests our ancestors enjoyed long slumbers.
For the Iroquois, it was a type of military training and a way to honor the gods.
Two new studies shed light on who first inhabited the islands, who replaced them, and how few people lived there.
A new study shows that at least one long-ago journey would have required deliberate navigation.
The rites we give to the dead help us understand what it takes to go on living.
In "The Immortality Key," Brian Muraresku speculates that the Eucharist could have once been more colorful.
All the fun of opening up a mummy, without the fear of unleashing a plague.
It was a concept borrowed from the Iroquois, and one that America never quite mastered.
A new study tracks the human-dog relationship through DNA.
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."
Humans help each other in ways animals don't dream of, but why?
"The results change the perception of who a Viking actually was," said project leader Professor Eske Willerslev.
"You dream about these kinds of moments when you're a kid," said lead paleontologist David Schmidt.
Fossils depicting animals in action are very rare.
Most of Stonehenge's megaliths, called sarens, came from West Woods, Wiltshire.
Archaeologists suggest this may have been the Americas' "oldest hotel."
The discovery pushes back humanity's history with domestication.
Artifacts uncovered in southeast Asia offer clues on early complex human cultures.
Researchers discover a massive ceremonial structure of the ancient Mayans using lasers.
While building a new airport, construction crews uncover a gigantic collection of ancient bones.
The discovery may change what we know about early humans in Europe.
Many of the bathrooms uncovered at Pompeii and elsewhere were communal.
Scientists discovered footprints made by some of the largest creatures ever to walk the Earth.
A new finding suggests Neanderthals were far from the big dumb brutes we make them out to be.
Ever had trouble finding reason to get out of bed? Marcus Aurelius has some advice for you.
A new dinosaur species related to Tyrannosaurs found in Canada.
Researchers confirmed that the mummy known as Takabuti died from a stab wound to the back.
Scientists used CT scanning and 3D-printing technology to re-create the voice of Nesyamun, an ancient Egyptian priest.
Addressing recent claims about that very question.
Carbonized papyrus scrolls may again see the light after thousands of years.