The findings may push back the origin of our species by more than 100,000 years and challenge leading ideas about where and how our lineage evolved.
An archaeological site near San Diego suggests humans arrived in America more than 100,000 years before previously thought.
When the Islamic State militant group captured parts of Northern Iraq in 2014, it declared war on the ancient city of Nimrud. Though reclaimed by Iraqi forces last November, the ruins have been forever changed, the victim of massive destruction.
The spread of the Islamic State militants and other extremist groups across the Middle East and North Africa forced international archaeologists to abandon dozens of beloved historical sites like Mosul and Palmyra. But as ISIS begins to lose momentum and…
By Ivette Feliciano
Archaeologists in Egypt have completed the first phase of a new search for King Tut's tomb. The question at hand: Could the tomb contain the undiscovered burial place of Queen Nefertiti? NewsHour's Ivette Feliciano reports.
By PBS NewsHour
The Syrian Army has reclaimed Palmyra from the Islamic State group, dealing a major setback to the militants. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports on the state of the ancient city, home to a sprawling set of Roman ruins…
By Cassandra Profita, EarthFix
An expansion project at Oregon State University’s Reser Stadium has uncovered ancient mammoth bones under the football field’s end zone.
On a years-long hike across the globe, journalist Paul Salopek is following the path humans took after the Ice Age. One of the most important human migration sites in the world is in Dmanisi, Georgia, where people have walked for…
Scientists have discovered a new human-like species, deep in a cave system in South Africa. Researchers have said that the discovery could change our conception of human ancestry. For more on the discovery, Jeffrey Brown speaks to Jamie Shreeve of…
By Amanda Gomez
The chief of the United Nation's cultural agency has described the Islamic State’s destruction of Baalshamin, a nearly 2,000 year-old temple in Palmyra, as a “war crime.”…
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