Earliest Mayan calendar goes well beyond 2012

A small room in Xultún indicates that the Mayan calendar goes well beyond 2012.

Of mice and Vikings

The Vikings weren’t the only invading force during the 10th century.

Neanderthals were disappearing before modern humans arrived

European Neanderthals were already on the verge of extinction 50,000 years ago.

Ancient Sumerians may not have consumed beer

Were they really the world’s first brewers?

3,000-year-old tomb of female singer found in Egypt

Swiss archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a female singer dating back almost 3,000 years in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings.

World’s oldest evidence of deep sea fishing

Our regional ancestors mastered the art of deep sea fishing 42,000 years ago.

Climate change may have wiped out the Greenland Vikings

The Norse can teach us a lesson about failing to adapt to climate change.

Tutankhamun’s burial believed to be a rush job

The microbial growths in the pharaoh’s tomb suggest that he was buried in a hurry.

The secret lies beneath the collagen

Researchers form the University of York and the University of Manchester, UK, have extracted protein from the bones of a 600,000 year-old mammoth.

Scientists unearth one of the oldest brains in Britain

Scientists have discovered remnants of brain tissue in the skull of an Iron-age man.

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