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.
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.
Unlike a candidate today, the candidate in the ancient Mesoamerican city of Tlaxcallan would be starved, beaten with spiked whips when he fell asleep, and required to cut himself in bloodletting rituals before he could join the government.
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.