Pompeii: Archaeologists unveil ceremonial chariot discovery

The ornate discovery was used during festivities and parades almost 2,000 years ago, experts say.

Feb. 27, 2021 ~3 min

Isle of Man Viking jewellery found by metal detectorist

A retired police officer found the rare silver and gold jewellery, which has been declared treasure.

Feb. 18, 2021 ~2 min

Scans reveal new details of how Egyptian pharaoh met a violent death

CT scans of the mummy revealed new injuries.

Tim Thompson, Professor of Applied Biological Anthropology, Teesside University • conversation
Feb. 17, 2021 ~7 min

Stonehenge first stood in Wales: how archaeologists proved parts of the 5,000 year-old stone circle were imported

A remarkable set of discoveries has confirmed that parts of Stonehenge first stood 140 miles away at Waun Mawn, west Wales.

Mike Parker Pearson, Professor of Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, UCL • conversation
Feb. 15, 2021 ~8 min

Stonehenge: Were the building blocks from Wales?

One of Britain's biggest and oldest stone circles has been found in west Wales by archaeologists.

Feb. 12, 2021 ~4 min

Indonesia: Archaeologists find world's oldest animal cave painting

The life-sized picture of a wild pig found in a remote cave is thought to be 45,000 years old.

Jan. 14, 2021 ~2 min

Boudicca revolt: Essex dig reveals 'evidence of Roman reprisals'

Archaeologists link the destruction of a "high status" village to the uprising in Roman Britain.

Dec. 20, 2020 ~2 min

Ivory: Elephant decline revealed by shipwreck cargo

A forensic examination of the cargo reveals the devastation of populations caused by the trade.

Dec. 17, 2020 ~5 min

Team finds chewed psychedelic flowers at rock art site

Archaeologists have long debated the relationship of psychedelics to rock art. New evidence from Pinwheel Cave in California clarifies the connection.

Kristin Strommer-Oregon • futurity
Dec. 9, 2020 ~5 min

How do archaeologists know where to dig?

Archaeologists used to dig primarily at sites that were easy to find thanks to obvious visual clues. But technology – and listening to local people – plays a much bigger role now.

Stacey Camp, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Michigan State University • conversation
Dec. 4, 2020 ~10 min