According to a top religion scholar, this 1,600-year-old text fragment suggests that some early Christians believed Jesus was married—possibly to Mary Magdalene
September 18, 2012 | By Ariel Sabar
Strong flooding fueled by the annual monsoon threatens the ancient town of Mohenjo-Daro
September 14, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
A skeleton consistent with that of the long-dead king was unearthed recently in Leicester
September 13, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Scientists discovered the remains of a woolly mammoth in Yakutia region on Russia’s Arctic coast
September 12, 2012 | By K. Annabelle Smith
On Election Day 2010, a message displayed on Facebook news feeds drove 340,000 Americans to the polls, according to a new study
September 12, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
A severe drought, exacerbated by widespread logging, appears to have triggered the mysterious Mayan demise
August 23, 2012 | By Joseph Stromberg
Scientists are accepting DNA samples from cryptozoologists who claim to have evidence of the Yeti
August 17, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Archaeologists are excavating hundreds of skeletons from the boggy swamps, and the remains belong to men who all sacrificed around the time of Christ
August 15, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Geneticists are busy figuring out whether humans and Neanderthals got busy
August 15, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Amateur archaeologist claims to have found lost pyramids using Google Earth. Real archaeologists are skeptical
August 14, 2012 | By Rose Eveleth
Flooding fueled by heavy rains brought down a 36 meter long stretch of the Great Wall of China.
August 10, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Unearthed from a site near modern day St. Louis, Missouri, archaeologists found tea residue in pottery beakers that dates back to as early as 1050 A.D.
August 08, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Underneath a massive rock slab which rests on dozens of narrow stilts researchers have found the world's oldest stone axe, and a vast collection of painted artwork.
July 30, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Roughly 40,000 years ago, the Neanderthals that lived in the Mediterranean disappeared. Whether they simply up and left, or died off, is anybody’s guess. They were still a common sight in western Europe for another 10,000 years, so outright extinction is off the table. In trying to understand what lead to the Neanderthal’s decline, archaeologists [...]
July 24, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Victoria has been keeping secrets for a long, long time. Hidden away in an Austrian castle archaeologists uncovered four 600-year old linen bras, a find that shouldn't have been.
July 19, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
Two 3,000 year old bodies discovered in a Scottish bog turned out not to be two bodies at all. The ancient skeletons are stitched together from the remains of six individuals.
July 10, 2012 | By Rachel Nuwer
Archaeologists working in northern Germany may have found one of the most important cities in Viking history—Sliasthorp, where once sat the first Scandanavian kings.
July 06, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
The world's oldest purse features a decoration that doesn't look so different from modern beading. It's just way more gruesome.
June 29, 2012 | By Sarah Laskow
The vast network of roads built by the Romans spanned from England to India and is considered one of the main drivers of the expansive reach of the Empire. Eighteen hundred years later, Greek workers digging a new subway line in the city of Thessaloniki have stumbled across a 230-foot long stretch of a Roman marble [...]
June 27, 2012 | By Colin Schultz
How were those gigantic Easter Island statues—the moai—moved from the quarry to their final stations? One going theory, popularized by Guns, Germs and Steel author Jared Diamond, has it that they were put on wooden sledges and pulled over a system of log rails. But here’s another theory: the statues, ranging from four to 33 [...]
June 21, 2012 | By Sarah Laskow