The llamas were likely buried alive to welcome new conquests into the Inca empire, and were preserved with their ornate sacrificial decorations intact.
The new study is the culmination of more than a decade of research that included father-daughter field expeditions, sophisticated analytical techniques, and a Medieval Persian polymath.
Two Israeli teens recently happened to unearth a 1,100-year-old buried pot with hundreds of gold coins. What happens next in such situations?
The Neolithic times had the haves and the have-nots too.
The monumental underground structures were discovered in a vast circle just two miles from Stonehenge, and fulfilled an unknown purpose.
A sanctuary called the “Holy of Holies” offers “the earliest evidence for the use of cannabis in the Ancient Near East.” Who was the Kingdom of Judah’s pot dealer?
Climate change has exposed the epic ancient route, which was likely abandoned due to the Black Plague, revealing animal skeletons and artifacts.
A farmer led archaeologists to an ancient stone, which told the tale of a great king defeating King Midas. Yes, that King Midas.
Reports that say we’re all doomed in the face of the climate crisis ignore a history of survival—and the opportunity to make the future better.
Using ancient stories and "conversations with ancestors," the founder of Atlantis-obsessed group says he's cracked the codes that led him closer to the lost civilization.
Humo luzonensis dates back to 67,000 years, and raises new questions about evolution.
Saga Vanecek was swimming in a local lake in Sweden when she stepped on something odd—an archeological treasure.