The artefacts were found near Lake Turkana, Kenya

Tools found near Lake Turkana in Kenya are world's oldest

They are about 700,000 years older than the previous record holder and are likely to have been made by Australopithecus, an ape-like ancestor of Homo sapiens

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Genes of the ancient animals are alive for the first time in thousands of years, but only in a lab — for now

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Despite knowing much more about eclipses, we are still as excited and as terrified by them as ever — but why?

Engraved ring found in Sweden suggests contact between Viking Age Scandinavians and Islamic civilisation

The excavation site at a Viking trading centre in Sweden called Birka recovered the silver ring in the late 1800s

An archaeologist works near skeletons found in the Bedlam burial ground on the future site of a Crossrail ticket hall next to Liverpool Street Station in London March 6, 2015. Archaeologists have started excavating around 3,000 skeletons from the Bedlam burial ground which dates back to 1569 and was London's first municipal burial ground. Picture taken March 6, 2015.

Bedlam burial ground: Archaeologists excavating 3,000 skeletons from under London's Liverpool Street station

The site was used during the Great Plague, which wiped out tens of thousands of people in London 

An illustration by Virgil Finlay for The American Weekly representing the Temple in Morde’s 'Lost City of the Monkey God'

The City of the Monkey God: Archaeologists claim to have found city lost for 1,000 years in remote Honduran jungle

Fabled 'White City' is now under threat from illegal cattle ranchers

Has the legendary 'City of the Monkey God' been found in Honduras?

Artifacts found include the heads of monkey sculptures thought to be 1000-1500 years old

As depicted in Disney's Robin Hood, King John was cowardly, cruel, avaricious and incompetent

Historian: ‘Disney was right to show King John as a villain' in Robin Hood

Marc Morris spoke against experts’ views in recent years that John was a capable ruler

The high winds and heavy rain that struck the Cantabrian coast last week have washed away huge amounts of sand

Rain in Spain unearths fossilised trees that predate dinosaurs

The trunk and roots date back 300 million years

Resident engineer John Roberts poses as he looks at the millions of newspapers stored on racks at the National Newspaper Archive in Boston Spa. The British Library's brand new National Newspaper Building has officially opened. The newly built storage void holds 60 million newspapers and periodicals spanning more than three centuries

'Digital dark age' could leave historians with no records of the 21st century

Google vice president recommends printing out important pictures, so that they can be preserved for history

A Syrian police officer patrols the ancient city of Palmyra

Call for UK to take tougher action to save antiquities from Isis

Statues, artworks, shrines, manuscripts, figurines, seals and coins are being pilfered

The silver Anglo-Saxon coin hoard containing around 5,200 items was discovered in Lenborough in December

Largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon coins found in recent years goes on display at British Museum

“We haven’t seen [a find] like this for a long time”

Archaeologists at the Bedlam burial site in Liverpool Street, central London, part of excavations for the Crossrail project

Could Crossrail have uncovered the last resting place of Britain's left-wing martyr in Bedlam burial ground under Liverpool Street station?

Archaeologists expect to unearth some 3,000 skeletons during the dig, potentially including that of  the Leveller martyr – Robert Lockyer

HMS Victory was launched in 1737 and lost in 1744, going down with all hands

HMS Victory recovery engulfed in controversy as Labour MP accuses key players of 'scam'

HMS Victory was launched in 1737 and lost in 1744, going down with all hands

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