Archaeology and Anthropology
Easter Islanders Used Rope and Ramps to Put Giant Hats on Statues (June 4, 2018): Researchers have discovered the Easter islanders used a parbuckling technique to get the giant red hats on the top of the famous Easter Island statues.
Skull Analysis Suggests Deaf Neandertal Survived With Help From Friends (October 23, 2017): A 50,000-year-old skull suggests a Neanderthal sru
Aztec Ball Court Discovered in Mexico City (June 9, 2017): Archaeologists have discovered an Aztec Ball Court and temple dedicated to Ehecatl in Mexico City.
Scientists Virtually Unwrap Severely Damaged Ancient En-Gedi Scroll (September 28, 2016): Scientists have virtually unwrapped and read a severely damaged ancient scroll known as the En-Gedi scroll.
Researchers Discover Skeleton on Famous Antikythera Shipwreck (September 19, 2016): Researchers have discovered a skeleton on the shimpwreck that containe dthe famous Antikythera mechanism.
Archaeologists Unearth Two Aphrodite Statues in Jordan (September 12, 2016): Researchers from North Carolina State University and East Carolina University unearthed two Aphrodite status in Jordan.
Carved Stone Crocodile Discovered at Ancient Site in Oaxaca (September 3, 2016): Archaeologists have found a carved stone crocodile at an ancient site in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Ancient Teotihuacan Residents May Have Raised Rabbits (August 23, 2016): Residents of the pre-Hispanic Mexican city of Teotihuacan may have bred rabbits and hares say researchers.
2,000-Year-Old Bog Butter Unearthed in Irish Bog (June 14, 2016): A 2,000-year-old chunk of bog butter has been unearthed from an Irish bog. The chunk weighed 22 pounds.
Dromedary Domestication Originated in the Southeast Arabian Peninsula (May 11, 2016): Scientists have determined that dromedary domestication originated in the Southeast Arabian Peninsula. The researchers analyzed DNA from camel bones.
World's Oldest Axe Fragment Discovered in Western Australia (May 10, 2016): The oldest axe fragment in the world has been discovered in Western Australia. The fragrment is 45,000 to 49,000 years old.
Stanford's Robotic Mermaid OceanOne Explores 17th Century Shipwreck (April 29, 2016): Stanford developed a robotic memaid called OceanOne that can explore shipwrecks. It recently went on its maiden voyage
Vasco da Gama Esmeralda Shipwreck Discovered off Hallaniyah Island, Oman (March 28, 2016): The shipwreck of the Esmeralda from the fleet of Vasco da Gama has been discovered off Hallaniyah Island, Oman
Newly Discovered Small Ape Roamed Earth 11.6 Million Years Ago (October 29, 2015): Scientists have discovered the partial skeleton of a previously unknown small ape genus and species. It roamed Earth 11.6 million years ago.
Archaeologists Find Sword and Gold Jewelry in Ancient Mycenaean Warrior Tomb (October 26, 2015): Archaeologists have excavated the tomb of an ancient Mycenaean warrior containing weapons, jewelry and other Bronze Age artifacts.
Scientists Find Earliest Evidence of Humans Eating Salmon (September 27, 2015): Researchers have discovered that people started using salmon as a food source as early as 11,500 years ago.
Oldest Case of Human Decapitation in New World Discovered in Brazil (September 23, 2015): The oldest case of human decapitation has been discovered at the in the rock shelter of Lapa do Santo in Brazil.
Monster Figurehead From 15th Century Warship Raised from Baltic (August 15, 2015): The monster figurehead from a 15th century warship has been raised from the Baltic Sea.
Scientists Recreate Face of Copper Age Thankerton Man (July 28, 2015): Scientists have recreated the face of The Thankerton Man using skull analysis and historical data.
Researchers Find 3.3 Million Year Old Stone Tools (June 2, 2015): Researchers find 3.3 million year old stone tools at the Lomekwi 3 site in Kenya.
Newly Discovered Hominin Species Lived Alongside Lucy's Species (May 28, 2015): Newly discovered hominin species lived alongside Lucy's species over 3 million years ago.
430,000 Year Old Skull Shows Earliest Evidence of Human Violence (May 28, 2015): A 430,000 year old skull found at the Pit of Bones site shows the first evidence of human violence.
Bavarian Archaeologists Unearth the World's Oldest Pretzel (March 12, 2015): Bavarian archaeologists have unearthed the world's oldest pretzel. It is 250 years old.
Two Michelangelo Bronzes of Men Riding Panthers Discovered (February 7, 2015): Researchers say two bronze statues of naked men riding panthers were created by Michelangelo.
New X-Ray Technique Reads Letters From Damaged Herculaneum Scrolls (January 21, 2015): A new X-ray technique is providing hope that hundreds of damaged Herculaneum scrolls may one day be readable.