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People in western China smoked marijuana to bury their dead 2,500 years ago — the oldest evidence of weed smoking in human history
Archaeologists discovered 2,500-year-old pots containing trace chemicals from marijuana. The discovery is the earliest evidence of cannabis use.
A warrior-prince’s elaborate tomb found near London could be the British equivalent to King Tut, one expert says. Here’s what was inside.
Images from the London Museum of Archaeology reveal artifacts from a 1,400-year-old tomb that could be the oldest Christian royal burial in the UK.
Archaeologists found a 1,000-year-old shaman’s pouch in the Andes. It contained multiple hallucinogenic drugs, including cocaine.
In a cave high in the Bolivian highlands, archaeologists found a 1,000-year-old shamanic pouch filled with cocaine and other hallucinogenic drugs.
A 160,000-year-old jaw from a human ancestor was found in a Tibetan cave. It might explain why Tibetans are able to live at high altitudes today.
Scientists found a 160,000-year-old jawbone from a human ancestor in a Tibetan cave. It might explain why Tibetans today can live at high altitudes.
A 15,600-year-old footprint in Chile is the oldest ever seen in the Americas, and it suggests humans made it to South America earlier than we thought.
Scientists have found one of the world’s oldest surviving tattooing kits — with needles made of human bone
On the island of Tongatapu, Tonga, archaeologists have found one of the world's oldest tattooing kits. Some of the needles were made of human bone.
Giant sloth fossils from a site in Argentina reveal that the animal was hunted and killed by humans 12,600 years ago.
Ancient graves hid the skeletons of more than 260 children who likely had their hearts removed. It is the largest known child sacrifice, and archaeolo...
Near the modern-day town of Huanchaco, Peru, archaeologists uncovered 269 children, 466 llamas, and 3 adults who had all been ritually sacrificed.
Ancient graves hid the skeletons of 269 children and 466 llamas who were ritually sacrificed, and archaeologists still don’t know why
Archaeologists uncovered 269 children, 466 llamas, and 3 adults that had been ritually killed near the modern-day coastal town of Huanchaco, Peru.
Archaeologists figured out that some of the world’s oldest cave drawings don’t just depict animals — they’re constellations of...
Prehistoric cave paintings in Europe depict star constellations, according to a recent study, and were used to track significant astronomical events.