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Discovery of ancient tools in China suggests humans left Africa earlier than previously thought

Ancient tools and bones discovered in China by archaeologists suggest early humans left Africa and arrived in Asia earlier than previously thought.

Hundreds Of Rock Paintings Discovered In Tanzania

Hundreds of rock paintings, the oldest of which can be even several thousand years old, have been discovered by a Polish archaeologist in the Swaga Swaga reserve in Tanzania. Among the most interesting paintings are images depicting meteors and comets.

Mapping of ancient citadel shines new light on Bolivia's Tiwanaku civilization

The creation of a topographical map of the ancient citadel of Tiwanaku, some 71 kilometers (44 miles) west of Bolivia’s capital of La Paz, has been made possible by a UNESCO-sponsored project helmed by Spanish archaeologist Jose Ignacio Gallegos.

Two 4,500-Year-Old Houses Found Near Giza Pyramids

Archaeologists have discovered two ancient houses near the Giza pyramids in Egypt. The structures may have housed officials responsible for overseeing the production of food for a paramilitary force more than 4,500 years ago.

Ancient DNA testing solves 100-year-old controversy in Southeast Asian prehistory

Two competing theories about the human occupation of Southeast Asia have been debunked by groundbreaking analysis of ancient DNA extracted from 8,000-year-old skeletons.

Skulls Reveal Human Sacrifice Secrets Of Aztec City Of Tenochtitlan

A vast array of skulls buried beneath the streets of modern Mexico City are revealing the grisly details of Aztec human sacrifice.

The Vijayanagara Empire Friendly and Feuding Brothers Who Ruled the South of India

For a time, there was a strong divide between political rule in the north and south of India. While the northern part of India was under the rule of the Muslim Delhi Sultanate, the south withstood the change and was ruled by the Vijayanagara Empire instead.