archaeology

Researchers Find 400,000-Year-Old Human Cranium in Portugal (Video)

An international team of researchers made a record-breaking discovery. While digging in Portugal, they found a 400,000-year-old human cranium. (AOL Screenshot)
An international team of researchers made a record-breaking discovery. While digging in Portugal, they found a 400,000-year-old human cranium. (AOL Screenshot)

An international team of researchers made a record-breaking discovery. While digging in Portugal, they found a 400,000-year-old human cranium. It was unearthed from the cave...




  • Researchers in Canada recently discovered a bizarre, roughly 30-armed prehistoric life form that may have been an early player in arthropods’ rise to world domination. (AOL Screenshot)

    This Ancient Sea Creature With 30 Arms Had Bizarre Eating Behavior (Video)

    Researchers in Canada recently discovered a bizarre, roughly 30-armed prehistoric life form that may have been an early player in arthropods’ rise to world domination.…... Read more

  • Anthropologists announced the discovery of a 38,000-year-old engraved image in France. (AOL Screenshot)

    Anthropologists Find 38,000-Year-Old Art in France (Video)

    Anthropologists announced the discovery of a 38,000-year-old engraved image in France.…... Read more

  • Otters have been roaming the planet for quite some time, and researchers from China, France and the U.S. recently discovered yet another ancient relative of the adorable, hand-holding creatures we know and love today. (AOL Screenshot)

    Researchers Identify Previously Unknown Species of Wolf-Sized Otter (Video)

    Otters have been roaming the planet for quite some time, and researchers from China, France and the U.S. recently discovered yet another ancient relative of... Read more

  • Researchers in Israel have discovered an engraved stone that identifies Gargilius Antiquus as Judea’s Roman governor at the time of the Bar Kochba Revolt. (AOL Screenshot)

    Ancient Stone Found at Underwater Site Reveals Historical Information (Video)

    Researchers in Israel have discovered an engraved stone that identifies Gargilius Antiquus as Judea’s Roman governor at the time of the Bar Kochba Revolt. Though... Read more

  • A study of some of the oldest early human footprints found to date has revealed that early families may have included one male, multiple mates, and the group’s children. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Discover 3.6-Milion-Year-Old Early Human Footprints (Video)

    A study of some of the oldest early human footprints found to date has revealed that early families may have included one male, multiple mates,... Read more

  • An amber-encased specimen found in Myanmar has been identified as a baby dinosaur tail estimated to be 99-million years old. (AOL Screenshot)

    Researchers Find Feathered Tail of 99-Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Encased in Amber (Video)

    An amber-encased specimen found in Myanmar has been identified as a baby dinosaur tail estimated to be 99-million years old, reports NPR. It was reportedly... Read more

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    Time to Contemplate Time Among the Ancients

    NEW YORK—Our most memorable experiences, the most blissful to the most tragic, seem to exist outside of time. “Time stood still,” we may say, recalling... Read more

  • For decades, researchers have been trying to figure out who these mummified knees belonged to. And now, they believe they finally know the answer. (AOL Screenshot)

    Experts Finally Identify Ancient Knees as Queen Nefertari’s (Video)

    Who did these knees belong to? That’s a question scientists have been trying to figure out for decades. And according to a new study, they... Read more

  • A 2,500-year-old mummified crocodile specimen held by the National Museum of Antiquities in the Netherlands has recently been found to contain at least 47 wrapped and preserved baby crocodiles, much to the surprise of experts. (AOL Screenshot)

    Dozens of Babies Found Inside 2,500-year-old Crocodile Mummy (Video)

    A 2,500-year-old mummified crocodile specimen held by the National Museum of Antiquities in the Netherlands has recently been found to contain at least 47 wrapped... Read more

  • Researchers from Sweden’s Lund University are studying a semi-permanent Mesolithic settlement off the nation’s southern coast. (AOL Screenshot)

    Researchers Explore Underwater Stone Age Settlement (Video)

    Divers exploring the waters off the southern coast of Sweden about 7 years ago discovered what turned out to be northern Europe’s oldest known stationary... Read more

  • Technology has enabled scientists to figure out how a 6,000-year-old amulet resembling a wheel was created. (AOL Screenshot)

    Scientists Unravel The Mysteries Behind 6,000-Year-Old Amulet (Video)

    Technology has enabled scientists to figure out how a 6,000-year-old amulet resembling a wheel was created. The copper object was found decades ago in present-day... Read more

  • A new study documents the discovery of a nearly intact, 66 to 72-million-year-old skeleton of a bird-like dinosaur which is believed to have struggled to free itself from mud before dying. (AOL Screenshot)

    ‘Saddest’ Dinosaur Fossil Found Shows Struggle Before Death (Video)

    Dinosaur remains that were discovered in China have been described as one of the “saddest fossils.”  As Seeker reports, the creature, called Mud Dragon, was... Read more

  • Scientists have identified a pebble-like object found in Sussex more than 10 years ago as a piece of dinosaur brain, making the discovery the first ever confirmed. (AOL Screenshot)

    Brown Pebble Turns Out to be Fossilized Dinosaur Brain Tissue (Video)

    Dinosaur bones have proven to be rather resilient to the ravages of time, but the same cannot be said of soft tissue like muscles and... Read more

  • While mapping the floor of the Black Sea, researchers discovered dozens of long lost wrecked ships, with some belonging to the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. (AOL Screenshot)

    Exploration of Black Sea’s Floor Turns up Wrecked Ships from Byzantine and Ottoman Empires (Video)

    An international team of experts is engaged in a massive undertaking to map the floor of the Black Sea, an endeavor intended to provide insights... Read more

  • Mysterious marks found in rocks in the Azores archipelago, Portugal. (Courtesy of Antoneita Costa)

    Controversy Surrounds Artifacts on Azores Islands: Evidence of Advanced Ancient Seafarers?

    The Azores archipelago is about 1,000 miles off the coast of Europe, about a third of the way to North America across the Atlantic. The islands belong... Read more

  • A team of scientists from Japan and Mongolia has announced the discovery of one of the largest dinosaur footprints that has ever been documented. (AOL Screenshot)

    One of the Largest Known Dinosaur Footprints Found in the Gobi Desert (Video)

    A team of scientists from Japan and Mongolia has announced the discovery of one of the largest dinosaur footprints that has ever been documented. According... Read more

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