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This Neanderthal Child Grew Up Just Like Us loading...
This Neanderthal Child Grew Up Just Like Us
A 49,000-year-old skeleton supports the notion that long childhoods—thought to help nurse a larger brain—aren't unique to Homo sapiens.
These Centuries-Old Nailless Churches Are Still Standing loading...
These Centuries-Old Nailless Churches Are Still Standing
Out of 70 churches built using this technique, 16 survived the centuries.
See Massive Roman Mosaic Unearthed in England loading...
See Massive Roman Mosaic Unearthed in England
The vibrant, ornate mosaic is one of the biggest archaeological finds from the region in decades.
Talk Like A Pirate Day? Not Even Pirates Spoke Pirate loading...
Talk Like A Pirate Day? Not Even Pirates Spoke Pirate
Arr you kidding me? "Walk the plank," other bon mots are pure pop culture.
Ancient Maya King Found In 'Centipede Dynasty' Tomb loading...
Ancient Maya King Found In 'Centipede Dynasty' Tomb
Among the artefacts in the newfound tomb are painted bones and an ornate funerary mask.
Ancient Text Reveals New Clues to the Origin of Zero loading...
Ancient Text Reveals New Clues to the Origin of Zero
New carbon dating provides insights on one of the most pivotal moments in the history of mathematics.
8 Places That Showcase Atomic Age Archaeology for Tourists loading...
8 Places That Showcase Atomic Age Archaeology for Tourists
Eight places tell the story of the nuclear era.
You (And Almost Everyone You Know) Owe Your Life To This Man loading...
You (And Almost Everyone You Know) Owe Your Life To This Man
Temperament matters. Especially when nuclear weapons are involved.
Archaeologists Search Ancient Pyramid for Clues to Maya Underworld loading...
Archaeologists Search Ancient Pyramid for Clues to Maya Underworld
Archaeologists deploy innovative technology to discover what lies within and below ancient Maya ruins.
Famous Viking Warrior Was a Woman, DNA Reveals loading...
Famous Viking Warrior Was a Woman, DNA Reveals
New evidence forces reconsideration of a well-known grave site—and may shed light on Viking gender roles.
Watch the Ancient Art of Chocolate-Making loading...
Watch the Ancient Art of Chocolate-Making
In the historic town of Antigua, Guatemala, chocolate artisans still employ age-old Maya techniques.
Remembering 9/11 in Pictures loading...
Remembering 9/11 in Pictures
Indelible photos mark one of America's darkest days.

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