A view of the fossilized, 1.7-million-year-old hominin toe bone upon which the cancerous tumor was diagnosed.
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 14:49

Scientists have identified a particularly lethal form of cancer on the fossilized toe bone of an early human relative who lived about 1.7 million years ago in South Africa.

Excavations at British sites are Revolutionizing Prehistoric Studies and Revealing Secrets of the Past
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 03:49

You might say British archaeology is in a golden age, especially with excavations and discoveries at two sites that are adding great knowledge of the prehistory of the islands.

The embellished mummy case containing the remains of the priest Iret-hor-iru
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 00:55

The mummy of an ancient Egyptian man from 2,200 years ago was recently scanned by researchers. The results proved that the man, who lived during the reign of the Ptolemies, had weak bones and tooth decay – two issues that are generally associated with a more modern way of life.

An artistic representation of a Telchine.
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 21:47

Magicians, artists and craftsmen, the Telchines are the proverbial jacks-of-all-trades - yet they are also atypical masters of all.

Some of the skeletons found on one of the two Viking ships.
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 14:46

When people think of Vikings going on voyages, many imagine a bloodthirsty crew bent on evil and domination, and armed to the teeth for the looting and pillaging of helpless villagers. That may have been true of some Viking missions, but perhaps not all.

The Roman silver coins that were recently discovered in Ampurias, Spain and the amphora in which they were held.
Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 03:46

The archaeological site of Empúries (Ampurias), located in the province of Girona, Catalonia, Spain, is a unique site in the Iberian Peninsula which contains both the ruins of a Greek city -the colonial enclave of Emporion, founded in 575 BC - and a larger, later Roman city which took ov

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