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Pompeiians healthy before volcanic death, CT scans reveal

The victims of Mount Vesuvius, preserved in ash for nearly 2,000 years, have been CT scanned, revealing details of their lives.

By October 7, 2015


Medieval skeleton tangled in tree roots unearthed in storm

An ancient tree in Ireland topples over to reveal an even more ancient skeleton caught up in the roots.

By September 14, 2015


Fossil Finder wants amateur archaeologists for online sleuthing

A new interactive website is enlisting citizen scientists to scour high-resolution images from fossil-rich Kenya in hopes their sightings can help reconstruct prehistoric worlds.

By September 9, 2015


Huge newly discovered monument dwarfs nearby Stonehenge

Move over, Stonehenge. The mysterious ancient monument looks to have an even larger neighbor hidden beneath a nearby bank as revealed by cutting-edge technology.

By September 7, 2015


X-ray of a fossil finds other fossils inside

An X-ray scan of a fossilized sea urchin revealed a large number of fossilized clams inside.

By September 4, 2015


The music of bronze-age Celts revealed through 3D printing

A bronze artefact previously thought to have been the butt of a spear has been revealed to be the mouthpiece of an ancient horn.

By September 1, 2015


Neanderthals may have enjoyed hot baths at home in their caves

An archaeological excavation in Spain reveals a concave hole believed to have been used by inhabitants for heated water. No rubber duckies -- or cave drawings of them -- were found.

By September 1, 2015


Ancient bobcat buried with bear-tooth bling

A forgotten box on a museum shelf yields a surprising discovery from a 2,000-year-old tomb.

By July 6, 2015


Pirate Doctor: Medical implements from Blackbeard's ship

Archaeologists excavating the Queen Anne's Revenge have found a variety of medical implements indicating health hazards on the high seas.

By February 2, 2015


Ancient parchment's secrets revealed through DNA

A history of agriculture is locked away in centuries worth of documents from the British Isles -- if you know how to find it.

By December 9, 2014