Skeletons can offer us invaluable insights into the lives of the Romans. Ahead of a Guardian Live event, Dr Jen Baird and Dr Tim Reynolds from Birkbeck reveal the secrets we can learn from ancient bones
The skeleton of what is believed to have been a powerful Mycenaean warrior stretched out on his back lay in the grave with weapons arranged to his left and a hoard of fine jeweler on his right (illustrated in the image above)
A million-year-old skull found in Georgia could turn current understanding of evolution on its head. A new study claims that early man did not come from Africa as seven species, but was actually a single ‘homo erectus’ with variations in looks.
Ancient walls up to metres) high and gates have been uncovered at Tall el-Hammam in Jordan, where some researchers believe the remains of a 'monstrous' Bronze Age city match the Biblical description of Sodom, the city destroyed by God
The death mask of Daniel Good, a murderer who was hunted for weeks by nine divisions of the Metropolitan police. It is one of the never-before-seen objects from the Black Museum at the Crime Museum Uncovered exhibition at the Museum of London.
A team of underwater archaeologists from the University of South Carolina raised three Civil War cannons – each weighing upwards of pounds – from the silty sediment of South Carolina’s Great Pee Dee River near Florence, S.