Humans started cooking and eating starch 120,000 years ago

Mankind has been cooking starches for a long, long time.

Prehistoric stone tools were invented multiple times before becoming a staple

It was a crucial and defining moment in human evolution.

Researchers reconstruct the ‘lost plains’ of now-submerged Doggerland

Researchers are looking to find a ‘lost’ continent.

Abrupt climate change killed off ancient South American populations

Change isn’t always good — especially when it happens too quickly.

This legendary massacre may have been started by a children’s game

Talk about eye for an eye…

Did the Maya civilization really use chocolate as currency? New study suggests so

I say we bring back this currency.

Hundreds of children and llamas were sacrificed in ghastly 15th century ritual

This grisly discovery is unprecedented.

Ancient haute cuisine — Mesolithic people had caviar feast

It was a fishy affair.

Archaeologists discover 4,000 year-old-game in rock shelter. It’s called “58 Holes”

People love to play games.

Archaeologists uncover Roman baths in Syria

It’s a remarkable find, but it’s only the first step.

Chinese archaeologists discover evidence of skull surgery in ancient, sophisticated hospital

It’s an important finding, from one of China’s richest archaeological sites.

Climate change caused the demise of flourishing Ancient civilization

There’s a lesson to be learned from today.

Ancient Gauls embalmed heads of enemies as trophies more than 2,000 years ago

New research is confirming historical texts and artifacts, suggesting a gruesome practice.

Vikings conquered Europe thanks to a technological innovation: tar

Tar may have been the straw that broke Europe’s back.

Eight-year-old in Sweden pulls ancient sword from a lake

This makes her the queen, right?

Ancient, “priceless” royal jewelry uncovered in Kazakhstan

Treasure? Yep, priceless, golden, sparkly treasure.

Archaeologists discover Germany’s oldest known library

An amazing finding in the heart of Cologne.

Unusual heat waves in Britain are revealing traces of ancient civilisations

Heat is bringing out ancient features.

“Made in China” label allows archaeologists to trace down ancient ship

An unfortunate centuries-old riddle was solved thanks to an unusual clue: a label.

Archaeologists find ancient horse burial on the Nile Valley

Ancient burial could tell us a lot about human-animal relationships.