archaeology


  • 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

  • Artifacts found at the so-called Antikythera shipwreck off a remote Greek island in 1900, as displayed at the Archaeological Museum in Athens on Sept. 14, 2014. The remains of a young man who was on the ship 2,000 years ago were found on Aug. 31, 2016. (Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images)

    2,000-Year-Old Human Remains Found on Famous Antikythera Shipwreck

    Underwater archaeologists made an extremely rare discovery at the world-famous Antikythera shipwreck site in Greece—the 2,000-year-old remains of a young male. And now scientists are... Read more

  • The first skeleton has been found amidst the Antikythera Shipwreck, and researchers hope to extract DNA evidence from the bones to learn more about the victim and people from the period of around 65 B.C. (AOL Screenshot)

    A 2,000-Year-Old Skeleton Has Been Found on Ancient Shipwreck (Video)

    The first human remains have been discovered amidst the debris of a well-known Greek shipwreck. According to a news release issued by the Woods Hole... Read more

  • Patrice Legrand, a winegrower and amateur paleontologist stands in the Cave aux Coquillages (The seashells cave) in Fleury-la-Riviere, an underground fossil site with thousands of seashells that populated this territory 45 million years ago. (FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI/AFP/Getty Images)

    Under the Champagne Vineyards, Ancient Shells Offer Rare Look at the Past

    In caves deep underground in France’s Champagne region lie thousands of shells that are 45 million years old, a site researchers describe as “rare and... Read more

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    Ancient Mayan Manuscript Oldest Found in the Americas

    A mysterious 13th century manuscript—an astronomy guide—that was long believed to be an elaborate hoax was recently declared to be authentic. The document, written about... Read more

  • Ancient Peruvian Nazca people built this spiral well. The spiral wells were built to give easy access to water directed from mountain springs to dry valleys. (Public Domain)

    Advanced Hydraulic Engineering Made Desertified Peruvian Valleys Livable 1,500 Years Ago

    Aqueducts and man-made wells built about 1,500 years ago in Peru by the Nazca people are still in use today and supplying water for daily... Read more

  • A glimpse into the animal kingdom’s food chain 48 million years ago has been made possible by the discovery of a very unique fossil. (AOL Screenshot)

    48-Million-Year-Old Fossil Shows Insect Inside Lizard Inside Snake (Video)

    A glimpse into the animal kingdom’s food chain 48 million years ago has been made possible by the discovery of a very unique fossil. A... Read more

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    Mayan Calendar Similar to Ancient Chinese: Early Contact?

    Ancient Mayan and Chinese calendar systems share so many similarities, it is unlikely they developed independently, according to the late David H. Kelley, whose paper... Read more

  • Researchers in Scotland have unveiled the skeleton of a 164-million-year-old fossil known as the Storr Lochs Monster which is an ancient marine reptile believed to have existed at the same time as the dinosaurs. (AOL Screenshot)

    164-Million-Year-Old Fossil of Storr Lochs Monster Revealed in Scotland (Video)

    A 164-million-year-old fossil of an ancient marine animal called the Storr Lochs Monster is being revealed in Edinburgh, Scotland. And, according to a report by... Read more

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    164-Million-Year-Old Jurassic ‘Sea Monster’ Revealed in Scotland

    Scientists have discovered a 13-foot-long reptile that swam through the seas about 170 million years ago in Scotland. The fossil, called the Storr Lochs Monster,... Read more

  • Archaeologists in Austria have announced the discovery of a pair of rare mammoth tusks estimated to be around a million years old; the ancient artifacts were found by a crew doing roadwork. (AOL Screenshot)

    Million-Year-Old Mammoth Tusks Unearthed During Roadwork (Video)

    A pair of mammoth tusks discovered in Austria are estimated to be around a million years old. According to The Local Austria, the find was... Read more

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    The World’s Largest Pyramid Isn’t Located in Egypt

    The world’s largest pyramid isn’t the Great Pyramid of Giza. It’s not even located in Egypt. The title actually goes to the Great Pyramid of Cholula, in... Read more

  • The Israel Antiquities Authority has recently announced the recovery of several rare objects including a grenade estimated to be 700-years old. (AOL Screenshot)

    Israeli Family Turns in Bizarre 700-Year-Old Hand Grenade (Video)

    The Israel Antiquities Authority has recently announced the recovery of several rare objects including a grenade estimated to be 700-years old. According to a press... Read more

  • Paleontologists with the University of Washington’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture have made a major discovery. Recently, they have found a 66.3-million-year old Tyrannosaurus rex skull. (AOL Screenshot)

    66-Million-Year Old Rare T. Rex Skull Discovered (Video)

    Paleontologists with the University of Washington’s Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture recently made a major discovery. They have found a 66.3 million year... Read more

  • Archaeologists digging around the Alamo in San Antonio have located an artifact suspected to be from the 19th century. (AOL Screenshot)

    19th Century Mexican Sword Tip Discovered at Alamo (Video)

    Archaeologists digging around the Alamo in San Antonio have located an artifact suspected to be from the 19th century.  According to KERA News, experts believe... Read more

  • Two tourists from Texas made a significant archaeological discovery during a July trip to Hawaii. (AOL Screenshot)

    Beam of Sunglight Leads Tourists to Ancient Petroglyphs Hidden on a Hawaiian Beach (Video)

    Two tourists from Texas made a significant archaeological discovery during a July trip to Hawaii. While strolling along the Waianae coast, they noticed a figure... Read more

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    Digs Uncover Buildings in Cyprus’ 11,000-Year-Old Village

    NICOSIA, Cyprus—Recent archaeological digs have uncovered more than 20 round buildings in what is believed to be Cyprus’ earliest known village, dating as far back... Read more

  • An ancient tablet dated to around 5,000 years ago from an area called Uruk in Mesopotamia--located in present-day Iraq--shows that workers were likely paid in beer, a popular drink during that time. (AOL Screenshot)

    Paystub Depicted on 5,000-Year-Old Tablet Shows Workers Were Paid in Beer (Video)

    Workers in an ancient society were compensated with beer, according to the markings on a stone tablet dated to around 5,000 years ago. The inscribed... Read more

  • New research details the discovery of two fossilized bird wings estimated to be 99 million years old. (AOL Screenshot)

    99-Million-Year-Old Wings From Dinosaur-Era Bird Found Preserved (Video)

    New research details the discovery of two fossilized bird wings estimated to be 99-million years old. The appendages are reportedly well preserved in pieces of... Read more

  • For decades, many have told stories about an escape tunnel that was dug by hand at Ponar, Lithuania, a Holocaust mass burial site. Researchers recently verified the underground route’s existence. (AOL Screenshot)

    A Holocaust Escape Tunnel Dug Using Hands Has Been Revealed (Video)

    For decades, many have told stories about an escape tunnel that was dug by hand at Ponar, Lithuania, a Holocaust mass burial site. Researchers recently... Read more

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