Workers on a major rail project in London have unearthed bodies that are believed to date back to the days of the plague.
A rough, whitish block recovered from an Elizabethan shipwreck may be a sunstone.
Theories about when the last Neanderthals walked the Earth may have to be revised, according to a study.
Egypt's modern rituals of the dead are starting to encroach on its ancient ones.
A century on, researchers want to find out who was responsible for Piltdown Man, the missing link that never was.
Gebelein Man is one of the British Museum's oldest mummies.
A prehistoric town unearthed in eastern Bulgaria could be the oldest urban settlement found to date in Europe.
British lawmakers are sparring over what may be left of Richard III.
US authorities have seized more than 4,000 archaeological artefacts looted from Mexico.
Models created for a new BBC documentary show what our ancient ancestors probably would have looked like.
A large batch of fourth-century Roman gold coins found by an amateur treasure hunter will go on display.
Archaeologists have unearthed remnants of what they believe is a 1,000-year-old village on a jungle-covered mountaintop.
More than three centuries ago, a French explorer's ship sank in the Gulf of Mexico.
Our family tree may have sprouted some long-lost branches going back nearly 2 million years.
Poisoned-tipped arrows and jewellery made of ostrich egg beads found in South Africa show modern culture may have emerged about 30,000 years earlier.
A revolutionary discovery is rewriting the history of underwear: some 600 years ago, women wore bras.
Archaeologists in Greece's second-largest city have uncovered a 70m section of an ancient road built by the Romans that was the city's main travel artery nearly 2,000 years ago.
More than 2,000 years after they were hidden away from Julius Caesar's advancing army, 50,000 coins have been dug up on the island of Jersey.
Researchers believe the turtles (Allaeochelys crassesculpta) were mating 47 million years ago when they may have sunk into deeper, more toxic layers of a lake.
An archaeologist says he found the oldest piece of rock art in Australia and one of the oldest in the world: an Aboriginal work created 28,000 years ago in an Outback cave.
Copyright © 2013 MediaWorks TV. All Rights Reserved.