1. Archaeology

    From prison yard to holy ground

    Archaeological excavations at a prison near Megiddo, Israel, have unearthed the remains of what may be one of the region's oldest Christian churches.

  2. Archaeology

    Q Marks the Spot: Recent find fingers long-sought Maya city

    A hieroglyphic-covered stone panel discovered at an ancient Maya site in Guatemala last April adds weight to suspicions that the settlement was Site Q, an enigmatic city about which researchers have long speculated.

  3. Archaeology

    French site sparks Neandertal debate

    Radiocarbon analyses of material from a French cave indicate that Neandertal and modern human occupations of the site overlapped around 36,000 years ago, possibly explaining why Neandertals began to employ some new toolmaking techniques around that time.

  4. Archaeology

    The Iceman Cometh

  5. Archaeology

    Judeo-Christian ties buried in Rome

    New radiocarbon dates from one of ancient Rome's underground cemeteries, or catacombs, indicates that these structures were built in the Jewish community more than a century before early Christians started to do the same.

  6. Archaeology

    Seeing Past the Dirt

    Increasingly, researchers are using geophysical techniques such as ground-penetrating radar and magnetometers to target their excavations.

  7. Archaeology

    Ancient Glassmakers: Egyptians crafted ingots for Mediterranean trade

    New archaeological finds indicate that by about 3,250 years ago, Egypt had become a major glass producer and exporter.

  8. Archaeology

    Cuneiform Tablets

  9. Archaeology

    Ancient Mariners: Caves harbor view of early Egyptian sailors

    Archaeologists working near the Red Sea have discovered remains of an Egyptian port that emerged around 4,000 years ago, including two caves used by mariners for storage and for religious ceremonies.

  10. Archaeology

    Pottery points to ‘mother culture’

    The Olmec, a society that more than 3,000 years ago inhabited what is now Mexico's Gulf Coast, acted as a mother culture for communities located hundreds of miles away, according to a chemical analysis of pottery remains and local clays from ancient population sites in the area.

  11. Archaeology

    In the Buff: Stone Age tools may have derived luster from diamond

    Ancient Chinese people may have used diamonds to polish their stone axes to mirrorlike finishes.

  12. Archaeology

    Chaco’s Past