Chromium is a common addition to alloys to make materials like tool steel or stainless steel, and it's long been thought to have been invented around the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But now, archaeologists have discovered that the ancient P
A shipwreck identified in the Gulf of Mexico has thrown a light on a forgotten and dark episode in Mexican history. Archaeologists have identified a 19th-century slave ship. Before it sank, this vessel was involved in the enslavement of indigenous Ma
Viking chess! Rare complete set of a 1,000-year old battlefield strategy board game discovered by a metal detectorist in Lincolnshire is expected to fetch £1,000 at auction
Trove of 1,100-year-old gold coins is unearthed by teenagers volunteering at an excavation site in Israel
Google launches hieroglyphics translator that uses AI to to decipher images of Ancient Egyptian script
As one might imagine, given the unorthodox hypothesis, not everyone is convinced that bipedal crocodiles were the source for the curious tracks. Fossil track expert Phil Manning told the BBC that while he looks forward to examining the data present
Has the tomb of Cleopatra FINALLY been found? Archaeologists zero in on temple 'where she was buried in order to imitate an ancient prophecy'
Tiny 13,300-year-old bone carving of bird found in a dirt pile at a Paleolithic excavation site is hailed as 'China's oldest work of art'
Ancient Israelites burned cannabis as part of their religious rituals, an archaeological study has found.
The wrecks were first identified by robots some 2km (1.2 miles) beneath the surface. The experts then used the latest technology to map and record the shipwrecks. "All the remains were carefully recorded using a suite of digital photography, HD vid
A piece of 50,000-year-old string - the oldest yet discovered - found in a cave in France has cast further doubt on the idea that Neanderthals were cognitively inferior to modern humans.
"Ancient protein analysis provides evidence for a close relationship between Homo antecessor, us (Homo sapiens), Neanderthals, and Denisovans. Our results support the idea that Homo antecessor was a sister group to the group containing Homo sapiens,
The National Museum of China announced its latest findings that a group of charcoal kilns of the late Xia Dynasty and two incomplete copper furnaces of the early Shang Dynasty were unearthed. Under one of the furnaces, a human skeleton was buried in
Cave bears were a species of bear (Ursus spelaeus) that lived in Europe and Asia that went extinct about 24,000 years ago. According to Figueirido, researchers have proposed different diets for cave bears, ranging from pure herbivory to carnivory or
The species Australopithecus afarensis inhabited East Africa more than three million years ago, and occupies a key position in the hominin family tree, as it is widely accepted to be ancestral to all later hominins, including the human lineage. "Luc
"The huge mystery, until now, was its purpose - why the ancient scribes carried out the complex task of generating and sorting the numbers on the tablet. Our research reveals that Plimpton 322 describes the shapes of right-angle triangles using