To Adapt to a Changing Environment 400,000 Years Ago, Early Humans Developed New Tools and Behaviors
When the East African Rift Valley transformed dramatically, new weapons arose and trade expanded
Nicknamed the "Marlow Warlord," the six-foot-tall man was buried on a hill overlooking the Thames sometime in the sixth century A.D.
The Havering Hoard includes 100 pounds of artifacts recovered from an ancient enclosure ditch
Vikings' weapons were often buried on the opposite side of where their owners had held them in life, pointing toward belief in a "mirror afterlife"
The blast was over 3,000 times bigger than the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima
The physician who led the investigation into a deadly explosion in Italy found the truth, and some hope
A new study dates a piece of armor found in Britain in the 1950s to the tenth century A.D.
The "nationally significant" trove of 3,000-year-old artifacts also includes a pendant, rings and chariot wheel axle caps
New research suggests stone fluting served different purposes in the two regions
The 50-acre fixer-upper has potential as a tourist attraction or a pandemic bunker
More than seventy-five years ago, the atomic blasts killed an estimated 200,000 people
The Enola Gay, fully restored and on view at the Smithsonian, left an indelible mark
Peter Lax was just a teenager when he went to Los Alamos to join the team that developed the deadly weapon
If confirmed, the 48,000-year-old find will be the oldest known instance of bowhunting outside of Africa
New research demonstrates the immense power of the medieval English longbow
The Beaker man was buried alongside four cowhide "rugs," an eight-inch copper dagger and a wrist guard made of rare green stone
The ancient throwing stick may have been used by Neanderthals or an even earlier hominin
Research suggests bronze blades, thought by some to be too fragile for combat, were deadly weapons across ancient Europe
At 5,000 years old, the weapon predates the era when humans first started using tin to make bronze
After a nine-month restoration, the elaborately decorated blade and its sheath gleam as if brand new