A man managed to escape the first eruptive fury of Vesuvius in A.D. 79, only to be crushed beneath a block of stone hurled by an explosive volcanic cloud, new excavations at the site suggest.
Scholars will take a fresh look at the authenticity of a rock purporting to reveal the fate of the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island.
There are many ways a college student might spend spring break. Making an archaeological breakthrough is not usually one of them. In his first year at Harvard, Manny Medrano did just that.
The idea that the Maya or Easter Islanders experienced an apocalyptic end makes for good television but bad archaeology.
Sicilians may have been making wine for a lot longer than previously thought.
The museum that owns this "spinning toy" is about to reclassify it as a weapon.
A tower of human skulls unearthed beneath the heart of Mexico City has raised new questions about the culture of sacrifice in the Aztec Empire after crania of women and children surfaced among the hundreds embedded in the forbidding structure.
A fascinating case study from the Thirty Years’ War.
A new study claims that the oldest-known human ancestor came from Southern Europe, but most experts are skeptical.
Ordinary people had a voice in some early Mesoamerican societies, though these democracies apparently lasted only 200 to 300 years
The discovery — hailed by Egypt’s antiquities ministry on Thursday as one of the most important ever — was made near the ruins of Ramses II’s temple in the ancient city of Heliopolis, located in the eastern part of modern-day Cairo.