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.
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.
Mon, 12 Sep 2011 17:06:58 -0500Because radiocarbon dating is limited to the last 50,000 years, an artifact like a flint tool is dated by the age of the sediment in which its found.