Uncovered coffins, papyrus documents and other artifacts have recently been found at the Saqqara site in Giza, Egypt. It coincides with a new accusation that jewelry was stolen from the site.
Researchers said the find "sheds an entire new light on the symbolism, artistic expression as well as spiritual culture of these hitherto unknown Neolithic populations."
A rare Roman mosaic is the latest discovery from a crack team of British archaeologists.
Below the surface of the sprawling, modern metropolis is a different world. Archaeologists are gaining insights into the city's ancient past by examining the basements of ordinary buildings.
Archeologists unearthed the remains of nine Neanderthals, dating from 50,000 to 100,000 years ago, in a discovery the Italian culture minister said will be "the talk of the world."
As archeologists in Saudi Arabia excavated an ancient tomb last year, they were surprised to find what's believed to be the earliest example of dog domestication in the region.
A seashell found in a French cave appears to have been modified by prehistoric people so that it could be used like a trumpet, making it a new addition to the Stone Age orchestra.
Archaeologists have ID'ed 100-plus Facebook groups offering looted and illicit antiquities for sale. New rules ban the sale of "historical artifacts" on Facebook but critics want more enforcement.
The field of bioarchaeology look to skeletons that are thousands of years old for insights into the nature of long ago societies.
The Hague Convention, signed by the U.S., requires "refraining from any act of hostility" against cultural property. The Pentagon educates troops about their obligations to safeguard such sites.