Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:17:51 -0500Historians have long wondered whether the Great Flood was a myth, but archaeologists and geologists have discovered data about a dam that supports the story.
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 04:01:20 -0500Archaeologists in Ashkelon, Israel, said they had found a burial site that could help reveal the origin and lifestyle of a civilization whose history has been written by its enemies.
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:08:37 -0500The discovery of the principle behind carbon dating was reported in The New York Times two years before its remarkable implications were widely understood.
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:34:52 -0500The finding, aided by advances in radiocarbon dating, sharply narrows the period in which Neanderthals and modern humans overlapped in Europe.
Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:08:53 -0500Paintings on cave walls in northwestern Spain are far older than previously thought — some of them more than 40,000 years old, scientists said, raising a possibility that Neanderthals were the artists.
Sat, 19 May 2012 16:29:32 -0500New discoveries are upending the old theory of how the continent was settled.
Sat, 19 May 2012 00:00:00 -0500WHEN and how did the first people arrive in the Americas? For many decades, archaeologists have agreed on an explanation known as the Clovis model. The theory holds that about 13,500 years ago, bands of big-game hunters in Asia followed their prey across an exposed ribbon of land linking Siberia and Alaska and found themselves on a vast, unexplored continent. The route back was later blocked by rising sea levels that swamped the land bridge. Those pioneers were the first Americans.
Wed, 16 May 2012 10:55:28 -0500After finding more water jar pieces, researchers plan their return to Cara Blanca, Belize, to further study the Maya world and how its inhabitants survived multi-year droughts.
Wed, 02 Nov 2011 14:01:49 -0500Refined radiocarbon dating techniques revealed that the teeth, discovered decades ago, belonged to early modern humans, not the Neanderthals with whom they coexisted.
Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:01:54 -0500A mastodon rib prompted speculation in the late 1970s about pre-Clovis settlers. Now improved carbon dating technology has confirmed the fossil is 13,800 years old.