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 long-lost 'body' of mysterious ice age animal carving was discovered in German cave, but archaeologists aren't sure if it's a cave lion or cave bear.
Coal miners found the remains of a Roman boat that likely supplied an ancient frontier city and military headquarters.
Ongoing excavations at Exeter Cathedral in England reveal a possible medieval crypt, empty tombs and more.
Brutus minted the silver denarius as a way to pay his troops in the aftermath of Julius Caesar's assassination.
New X-ray imaging of a Crusader sword discovered underwater off the coast of Israel shows that it was damaged during battle.
The 1,800-year-old Medusa mosaic was discovered in the remains of lavish Roman-era house in western Spain.
Archaeologists in England used a tooth enamel analysis to confirm that a 2,000-year-old burial contained a female warrior.
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