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Jul 31, 2014 04:15 PM ET // Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
Dozens of fighters found in Denmark were collected and ritually mutilated after spending months on the battlefield, archaeologists say.
Jul 25, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Owen Jarus, LiveScience
The carving dates back more than 3,300 years and bears the scars of a religious revolution that upended the ancient civilization.
Jul 24, 2014 03:00 PM ET // Tia Ghose, LiveScience
The child was able to survive head trauma for several years, but suffered from permanent brain damage as a result.
Jul 16, 2014 09:44 AM ET
Powerful things can often derive from simple principles, and this one's a doozy. It turns out the Egyptian pyramid builders were able to move the massive stones by greasing the sleds -- with water!
Jul 11, 2014 09:10 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Children's skulls found at the edges of Bronze Age settlements may have been a gruesome gift for the local lake gods.
Jul 8, 2014 09:55 AM ET // Owen Jarus, LiveScience
The discoveries date back over 2,500 years to the Iron Age, a time period when several groups vied for supremacy over what is now northern Iraq.
Jul 7, 2014 04:43 PM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
Neanderthals may have interbred more widely than thought, if an inner ear with the species' traits are any sign.
Jul 7, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
Square, straight and ringlike ditches scattered throughout the Bolivian and Brazilian Amazon were there before the rainforest existed, study finds.
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