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About 38% of Americans, ages 18 to 29, have at least one tattoo, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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.
The giant ground sloth bones at Campo Laborde.

Humans once hunted and butchered giant ground sloths in South America, 12,600-year-old bones reveal

Giant sloth fossils from a site in Argentina reveal that the animal was hunted and killed by humans 12,600 years ago.
Children and young llamas were buried together outside the town of Huanchaco, Peru.

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.
Archaeologists unearth the remains of a sacrificed child near the surfing and fishing town of Huanchaquito, Trujillo September 13, 2011.

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.
Cave paintings could be more than just art.

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.

People hadn’t set foot in this ancient ‘lost city’ in the Honduran jungle for 500 years. Now the government is fighting to save it.

The Honduras government is fighting to save the Moskitia rainforest, home to an ancient "White City" that remained untouched for 500 years.
General view of a pyramid at the Becan archeological site at the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in Campeche July 13, 2014.

The results of an astonishing archaeological survey in Guatemela ‘compel’ a re-evaluation of Maya society

The Maya civilization was far more complex, populous, and technologically advanced than researchers previously thought. Researchers used Lidar, a type of aerial laser-detection system, to uncover 61,000 previously unknown structures hidden under the dense Guatemalan jungle.

A handful of recent discoveries has transformed our entire understanding of human history

Our understanding of human history has been thoroughly upended by a number of discoveries over the past few years. There's less certainty now about how long ago we evolved, when humans spread around the world, and how we co-existed with other hominid species.
Some of these glam-sounding jobs come with trade-offs.

Disappointing photos show what 9 supposedly-glamorous jobs look like in real life

Certain jobs just sound incredibly luxurious, perk-filled, and thrilling. But sometimes, appearances can be deceiving. Here are some glamorous-sounding jobs that don't always live up to the hype.
Coffin is moved over by a truck after archaeologists unearthed a sarcophagus containing three mummies in Alexandria, Egypt July 19, 2018.

Archaeologists opened an enigmatic black sarcophagus found in Egypt — see photos of the gruesome scene

It's been over 24 hours since archaeologists from Egypt's antiquities ministry pried open a mysterious, 30-ton black sarcophagus. What the archaeologists found inside the sarcophagus was grisly — but it was not the earth-shattering discovery some had hoped it would be.