Possible arrowheads at a rainforest site in Sri Lanka date to 48,000 years ago.
A small bird carving—the oldest instance of East Asian three-dimensional art ever discovered—is described in a study published June 10, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Zhanyang Li from Shandong University, China, and colleagues.
For the first time, a team of archaeologists from the Universities of Cambridge and Ghent, has succeeded in mapping a complete Roman city, Falerii Novi in Italy, using advanced ground penetrating radar (GPR).
Archaeology is transforming our view of how ancient Maya societies developed. Use of lidar technology has now led to the discovery that large, monumental structures that aid naked-eye astronomy were built unexpectedly early.
A Roman mosaic floor has been discovered under a vineyard in northern Italy after decades of searching.
In Australia, a team of researchers have made some dramatic new findings regarding one of the world’s most important rock art assemblages.
Thanks to the analysis of 32 dental pieces using micro-computed tomography a team led by Cecilia García Campos, a researcher in the Dental Anthropology Group at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana, has estimated the sex of at least 15 individuals from the population of Sima de los Huesos site in the…
Researchers aren’t exactly sure what the spaces were used for, but believe that they may have served as a food storage facility, a residential dwelling or even an ancient panic room-style hiding spot.
A new study by anthropologists at the University of Kent has identified that hand use behaviour in the fossils of our early ancestors is consistent with modern humans.
A hidden Murray River rockshelter speaks volumes about local Aboriginal and European settlement in the Riverland, with symbols of conflict—including a swastika symbol—discovered in Aboriginal rock art.
The signs and markings we leave throughout our daily lives are often an afterthought. But put together all that evidence tells a story — even thousands of years later.
First large-scale ancient genome analyses from China chart migrations of early farmers.