Scientists shed light on mysterious habits of small-brained extinct humans
The human species Homo naledi may have buried their dead deliberately, and made carvings into their cave walls, unusual behavior for their small brains.
Newly discovered Pompeii victims found crushed to death in utility room
One of the skeletons had its arm raised in a vain attempt to protect himself from falling stone.
The science of ancient beauty practices
Humans have been taking care of our skin and hair for thousands of years, some methods of which were beneficial—and others that were incredibly toxic.
Ancient drawings revealed beneath Hawaii sand
The stone carvings, thought to have been created many centuries ago before Europeans arrived in Hawaii, have not been seen since 2016.
1,600-year old demon-slaying mega sword unearthed in Japan
The seven-foot sword, the largest of its kind found in Japan, was found buried alongside a massive shield-like mirror, also thought to ward off evil.
Hoard of Roman coins found after hiker stumbles across lost ancient site
The site, far from human habitation, today and in Roman times, is unusual because of the amount of coins and the location.
Giant prehistoric fish from ancient supercontinent found under road
The fish, whose fossil was unearthed in South Africa, lived around 419 million years ago.
Turkey earthquake: Gaziantep Castle—dating back to Roman Empire—collapses
The castle was leveled after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the region, destroying hundreds of buildings and killing more than 1,000 people.
Neanderthals that decorated their caves with giant skulls discovered
Archaeologists have uncovered a rare collection of over 35 large herbivore skulls in a Neanderthal cave, which may represent some kind of hunting shrine.
Pollen extracted from flower encased in amber 40 million years ago
The ancient specimen is the largest known amber-preserved flower fossil to date.
Ancient New York ocean discovery could hold secret of hydrogen storage
The contents of the ancient seawater trapped in rocks for 390 million years may also give scientists clues about the climate on ancient Earth.
Lost tunnel that may lead to ancient Egyptian tomb of Cleopatra discovered
The tunnel is near to the Taposiris Magna temple, which was previously found to contain coins with the images and name of Cleopatra on them.
Stunning Pictures Show Ancient, Long-Lost Temples Deep Inside Tiger Reserve
The structures were discovered inside Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve during the first expedition in the area for almost 100 years.
This Gnarly Ancient Creature Had Spiny Teeth in Its Guts
Several species feed like this fossilized creature might have, regurgitating their guts before re-swallowing them.
Mystery 4,000-Foot Coral Reef Found in the Middle of the Desert
Researchers have discovered remains of a massive coral reef in a desert plain they previously thought was featureless.
This Poor Hunter-Gatherer Had His Leg Surgically Amputated 31,000 Years Ago
Despite having their lower leg chopped off with no antibiotics or painkillers, the individual lived for a number of years after the amputation.
Giant Fortress Found Beneath Mega-monument From Time of Alexander the Great
Underneath an ancient burial mound from 300 B.C.E., archaeologists have found an enormous fortress rampart.
Archaeologists Find 3,000-Year-Old Artifacts at Popular Tourist Site
Discoveries include ceramic remains and human figurines, along with a miniature vessel known as "the crown jewel."
Family Accused of 'Deliberately' Vandalizing Ancient Wall Paintings
"It's not like it can be fixed either," one Reddit user wrote. "It's not some spray paint on a building."
Statue-Like Dog Breed From Ancient History Stuns Internet: 'Anubis Vibes'
"They look like sphinx cats as well, so that also makes them look more significant," one Redditor said.
Texas Woman Buys Priceless Roman Bust for $35 at Goodwill Store
The ancient art piece was likely looted by an American soldier in Germany during World War II.
Enormous Ancient 'Monster' Whale—Among Biggest Predators Ever—Discovered
The predator was a "marine monster," paleontologist at Peru's National University, Rodolfo Salas-Gismondi, told Reuters.
Traces of Ancient Life Discovered Deep in Earth's Mantle
Scientists found evidence of life created in the Cambrian Explosion in volcanic rocks drawn from deep within the Earth's mantle.
Treasure Hunter Stumbles Across '2,000-Year-Old' Roman Jewelry at the Beach
"I've never had anything like that condition. I just couldn't believe it," the finder told Newsweek.
Prehistoric Crab Leg Found During Beach Clean-Up Dates Back to Pleistocene
A woman noticed the "interesting" and unusual artifact while picking up trash along a Virginia beach.
Ancient 'Fast Food' Restaurant Dating Back 2,000 Years Opens to Public
The establishment served readymade delicacies—including snails, duck, and fish—to Pompeii's poorest residents.
Last Meal of 2,400-Year-Old Mummified Corpse Revealed in New Study
Researchers also uncovered a number of parasites infecting the Tollund Man at the time of his death.
3,000-Year-Old Remains Believed to Be Oldest Known Victim of Shark Attack
"Fatal shark attacks are rare today and the chances of discovering an archaeological case are incredibly small," explained researcher J. Alyssa White.
First-Time Metal Detectorist Finds Ancient Stolen Treasure Worth Thousands
The hoard found by Charles Cartwright included nearly $7,800 worth of stolen Roman, Viking, Egyptian, and Medieval artifacts.
Las Vegas Couple Uncovers Ice Age Era Skeleton Buried Under Home
Matthew Perkins and his husband were having a pool installed in their Las Vegas house when workers stumbled upon a creepy relic from the planet's last ice age.