Some such boats, which were often used to ferry cargo from place to place, date back to the Neolithic era.
The 110 tombs contained a variety of archaeological artifacts, including pottery, jewelry, kitchenware, and, of course, human remains.
"The key finding is that we are able to map the whole town in great detail without digging," said archaeologist Martin Millett.
Some researchers consider Homo erectus to be the immediate ancestor of our own species, Homo sapiens.
"If Nefertiti was buried as a pharaoh, it could be the biggest archaeological discovery ever," said Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves.
Researchers wanted to investigate the feasibility of restoring vocal sounds of ancient human remains.
Research has shed new light on one of the most notorious natural disasters in history.
The artifact was created by the Wari culture which developed in what is now the Peruvian Andes and flourished between 500-1000 A.D.
"Feasting, almost invariably associated with sacrifice, was a social necessity of early societies," researcher Finbar McCormick said.
The head cones were found in two separate graves at the archaeological site of Amarna
Little is known about the Aksumite Empire, which ruled over what is now Eritrea and northern Ethiopia hundreds of years ago.
New discoveries are challenging the traditional view held by many archaeologists that all Viking warriors were men.
The bust is one of the finest and most important surviving pieces of Ancient Egyptian artwork.
The findings were made at Saqqara—a site that once served as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis.
The settlement lies at an altitude around 5,000 feet higher than the famous Inca site of Machu Picchu.
Archaeologists uncovered the ancient city using a revolutionary imaging technology known as LiDAR, which essentially lets you "see through" vegetation.
The Minoan Civilization, which flourished on the Greek island of Crete in ancient times, is considered by many to be the birthplace of "high culture" in Europe.
The letter is the oldest known Christian documentary evidence from the Roman province of Egypt, providing fascinating details about some of the earliest adherents to the religion.
Researchers say their findings at the 'Ein Qashish site show open-air sites may have been more important to Neanderthals than previously thought.
At least 170 of the 4,500 manuscripts in Egypt's Sacred Monastery of the God-Trodden Mount Sinai have text invisible to the naked eye.
Did the Germans create Egypt's new "Frankenstein"?
Zeno, Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius, the great Stoic philosophers of the classical world, are back in vogue
The head of UNESCO has lambasted the desecration of historic and religious sites by ISIS, comparing them to the Nazis
The find refutes earlier ideas about humanity's ability to adapt to altitude.