The destruction of indigenous artifacts and documents was a personal blow for the descendants of Brazil’s oldest inhabitants, who had long fought to preserve their heritage.
The artifact, which scientists think is about 73,000 years old, predates the oldest previously known human drawings from Europe by about 30,000 years.
Some items in the collection are irreplaceable to science, as well as the country’s national memory.
Excavations for an aqueduct happened upon a fourth century B.C. chamber tomb, with four skeletons and funerary wares.
Part travelogue, part archaeological study, Craig Childs’s “Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America” reads like a docudrama — and doesn’t reflect reality.
The reconstruction of an underground army, one of China’s greatest treasures, would become an archaeologist’s crowning achievement.
Three new books tackle the ethical dilemmas of ethnographers who immerse themselves in other cultures.
A museum wasn’t sure whose head it had put on display. That’s when the F.B.I.’s forensic scientists were called in to crack the agency’s oldest case.
A second-century domus, or house, with at least 14 rooms and a fountain is the latest discovery to emerge during the construction of a new subway line.