Senior citizens are common in Florida but one 74-year-old is in a class of her own: "Little Mama" is believed to be the oldest chimpanzee in captivity.
Gorillas put off their food and stressed out orangutans, could nature tourism be bad for wild animals' health?
Deep sea treasure hunters may evoke storybook images of swashbuckling buccaneers on daring ocean adventures.
A Florida primate sanctuary on Thursday maintained its chimpanzee named Cheetah, who died last week, was more than 80 years old and acted in the Tarzan movies during the 1930s, amid doubts about his age.
Ancient Egyptian mummies kept in storage for half a century have gone on display in new state-of-the-art galleries at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Oxford.
Archeologist Hannah Cobb talks about the discovery of a Viking boat burial found in the Scottish Highlands.
We may not immediately equate the activities of archaeologists to trash sifting. Or imagine that the glass-encased artifacts in museums might be one-time refuse. But quite often, this is exactly the case.
Turkey's government is calling on the United Kingdom to return the head of an ancient marble statue taken more than a century ago.
Israel's Antiquities Authority announced Monday that a rare Roman sword in its leather scabbard which belonged to a Roman soldier and an engraving of a Menorah on a piece of stone dating from 66 CE were found in recent days in the 2000 year old drainage system in Jerusalem which ran between the City of David and the Jerusalem Archaeological Garden.
African Voices meets identical twins, Sada and Sohur Mire who, after fleeing from Somalia plan to give back to their continent.
When Sada Mire fled war-torn Somalia as a frightened teenager, the nation was descending into darkness, mired in the grip of a long civil conflict.
Though they sit quietly beneath the waves, shipwrecks are a cause of much wrangling above the surface. The issue of underwater archaeology is clouded by concerns about treasure hunting, the safety of wrecks, and the sale of finds.
Shahira Amin helps bring us this report on the treasured artifacts inside Cairo?s Egyptian Museum.
Cairo's Egyptian Museum houses some of the world's greatest ancient treasures, but last month's unrest prompted fears over the fate of its historical artifacts.
She is one of the best-known crime writers of all time but few know the extent of Agatha Christie's archaeological pedigree.
Work to restore Egyptian artifacts damaged during anti-government protests began on Sunday, according to the nation's newly appointed minister of antiquities.
Despite the chaos, volunteers and workers unite to save Alexandria's famous library. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
Egypt's major archaeological sites, monuments and museums were under the protection of the country's army on Monday, according to the nation's Supreme Council of Antiquities.
More than 180 chimpanzees, used in research testing for decades and set to be transferred from a New Mexico colony to a Texas research facility for possible use in further testing, will not be moved pending a review of the situation, officials said.
Neanderthals were more like us than we thought.
An overlooked female pinkie bone put in storage after it was discovered in a Siberian cave two years ago points to the existence of a previously unknown prehistoric human species, anthropologists say.
Peru and Yale University have reached an agreement that will return a massive collection of pre-Columbian Inca artifacts to the South American country -- a settlement that could end a lengthy dispute over relics excavated nearly a century ago.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson thinks Flo the chimpanzee needs a friend.
Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient Roman landscape beneath a park in west London, with a Roman road, evidence of a settlement, and unusual burials among the finds.
Nearly 150 years after it was left behind at a Civil War prison camp, the 3-inch clay pipestem still shows a Union soldier's teeth marks.
Kevin Chapman, the college graduate student who led the team that recently unearthed Civil War artifacts at the site of a Confederate prison in Georgia, recalls two visitors who came one day to watch one of the digs.
In a region already rich with archaeological artifacts, the excavation of a small alabaster box containing a few pieces of bone amid the ruins of a medieval monastery might easily have passed unnoticed.
Archaeologists in Bulgaria say they have uncovered relics of John the Baptist on the Black Sea island of Sveti Ivan.
CNN's Icon previews a new collection of Arabian artifacts, the fruit of a 40-year archeology project.
Archaeologists unearth an 18th century ship in lower Manhattan. CNN's Mary Snow goes to the scene of the discovery.
Get a kick out of this: Researchers reported Wednesday finding the world's oldest leather shoe in a cave in Armenia.
Heads hacked off, a bite from a lion, tiger or bear, massive muscles on massive men -- all clues that an ancient cemetery uncovered in northern England is the final resting place of gladiators, scientists have announced after seven years of investigations.
Archaeologists discover 80 skeletons in a possible gladiators' graveyard in York, England.
An international team of scientists that spent more than a decade studying remains of Neanderthals has drafted the first genome sequence of humans' closest extinct biological relative.
A Roman-era mummy was recently unearthed in a Bahariya Oasis cemetery, about 190 miles southwest of Cairo.
For centuries, philosophers claimed that the ability to make tools separated man from beast.
The skyline of Bahrain, formed by gleaming high-rises and upscale hotels, is all it takes to convey the ambitions of the small Gulf isle.
Archaeologists working under the direction of the Israeli Antiquities Authority have uncovered a 1500-year-old road running through the center of Jerusalem's Old City.
Archaeologists working under the direction of the Israeli Antiquities Authority have uncovered a 1,500-year-old road running through the center of Jerusalem's Old City.
Archaeologists in Israel say they have discovered the remains of a home from the time of Jesus in the heart of Nazareth.
CNN's Arwa Damon joins some orangutans at a jungle rehabilitation center.
A loud crack echoes throughout the canopy as two young orangutans come tumbling down, grasping at branches along the way to break their fall. They recover and sheepishly scamper back up.
Anyone who has taken an anthropology course has probably heard of Claude Levi-Strauss, who died recently at age 100.
A famed primatologist says the plight of chimpanzees helped inspire Michael Jackson to write the song "Heal the World."
Archeologists have made an exciting discovery in Italy; ruins at the ancient Mediterranean port of Portus. CNN's Paula Newton reports.
Under a canopy of elegant Italian pines, the foundations of a mini Roman Coliseum are at once unmistakable and exhilarating.
Stonehenge, an enigma to visitors and scientists alike for so many years, became less of a mystery after a discovery announced to the world this week.
The oldest-known hominid skeleton was a 4-foot-tall female who walked upright more than 4 million years ago and offers new clues to how humans may have evolved, scientists say.
It's a common sight in the traffic-clogged streets of Istanbul, a city that straddles two continents.
Turkey is constructing a subway tunnel under the Bosphorus Strait. Engineers have discovered incredible archaeological history.
An archaeological dig in Jerusalem has turned up a 3,700-year-old wall that is the largest and oldest of its kind found in the region, experts say.
Excavators in Jerusalem discover massive parts of ancient wall which dates back 3,700 years. CNN's Kevin Flower reports.
CNN's John Zarrella reports Bubbles, Michael Jackson's one-time pet chimp, is living happily in a Florida sanctuary.
Bubbles gained fame over two decades ago as Michael Jackson's simian companion. Now at age 26, Bubbles has retired to the Center for Great Apes outside Wauchula, Florida.
The chimpanzees could sense something was different.
Archaeologists excavating a site in East London have made an "extremely rare and unprecedented" find -- a delicately detailed dish made of hundreds of pieces of tiny glass petals, the Museum of London Docklands announced Wednesday.
Ancient footprints discovered in northern Kenya are believed to be the oldest sign that early humans had feet like ours.
Images of chimpanzees on television or in the movies depict cute, cuddly and smart animals. So it's no wonder that some people, perhaps those with exotic tastes, may seek them out as pets.
CNN's John Zarrella visits the Save the Chimps facility in Fort Pierce, Florida.
It's the tail end of the rainy season in the farthest reaches of the South Pacific, and a wind-blown mist falls on the planet's most remote civilization, Rapa Nui, known as Easter Island. Sonia Haoa, a 55-year-old native with olive skin and a long ponytail pulled through a baseball cap, pokes the earth with a walking stick as she considers the scene before her.
CNN's Ben Wedeman trails Egypt's world-famous archaeologist, Zahi Hawass.
Archaeologists believe they have unearthed only a small fraction of Egypt's ancient ruins, but they're making new discoveries with help from high-tech allies -- satellites that peer into the past from the distance of space.
Archaeologists have discovered what they say is the oldest surviving human brain in Britain, dating back at least 2,000 years to the Iron Age.
Archaeologists discover a 16-foot tall structure under the sand in Egypt is part of an unknown pyramid.
An Israeli archaeologist has discovered what he says is the earliest-known Hebrew text, found on a shard of pottery that dates to the time of King David from the Old Testament, about 3,000 years ago.
The antiquities trade has been making headlines, and they are weird ones: "Eulogy for the Euphronius Krater." (What in the world is a "krater"?) "Museum to Show Off Fake Egyptian Sculptures." (That's ridiculous, isn't it?) "Antiquities Dealer Gets Prison Time." (A nice old man with a pince-nez comes to mind, dragged off to the clink for some tragicomical offense, no doubt.)
Archaeologists will excavate hundreds of fragments of an ancient Egyptian wooden boat entombed in an underground chamber next to Giza's Great Pyramid
The first archaeological dig at one of the nation's oldest cathedrals has turned up a mix of new finds in the heart of the French Quarter
After nearly three years of excavation, archaeologists have confirmed the discovery of the site of George Washington's boyhood home near the banks of the Rappahannock River in northeast Virginia.
Archeologists discover the footprint of George Washington's boyhood home.
Orangutan numbers have declined sharply on the only two islands where they still live in the wild and they could become the first great ape species to go extinct if urgent action isn't taken
Groups of long-tailed macaques were observed four times over the past eight years scooping up small fish with their hands and eating them along rivers
Egyptian archaeologists discovered the bottom portion of a previously undiscovered pryamid near Cairo, Egypt.
Egyptian archaeologists unveiled on Thursday a 4,000-year-old "missing pyramid" that is believed to have been discovered by an archaeologist almost 200 years ago and never seen again
England's enigmatic Stonehenge served as a burial ground from its earliest beginnings and for several hundred years thereafter, new research indicates
Syrian authorities have recovered Iraqi artifacts looted after the fall of Saddam Hussein. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
Stolen by smugglers and now returned to the cradle of civilization.
It's been 30,000 years since Neanderthals walked the earth, but now we can hear what they sounded like, according to a Florida anthropologist.
Tools dating back at least 35,000 years have been unearthed in a rock shelter in Australia's remote northwest, making it one of the oldest archaeological finds in that part of the country, archaeologists said Monday
A Jerusalem conference convened by a Princeton theologian reexamines claims that the body of Christ was buried on Earth
A few years back, when I was working as part of an archaeological mission in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt, I unearthed a slab of white limestone covered in ancient paint smears. More of that later. First, however, I should tell you about the 3,000 year-old gold jewelry.
The U.S. military is ramping up a program to embed social scientists with its troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has resulted in some successes -- and a bitter academic feud
It's a common theory that, given enough time (and food ... and ink ribbon), a million monkeys on a million typewriters will eventually bang out the works of Shakespeare. But that only goes for average monkeys.
A sunken galleon, modern-day treasure hunters, a fortune in silver coins and the Spanish navy.
A fabled fossil goes on view for the first time in decades -- and ignites a controversy
Egyptian archaeologists have found what they said could be the oldest human footprint in history in the country's western desert, the Arab country's antiquities' chief said on Monday.
Surprising fossils dug up in Africa are creating messy kinks in the iconic straight line of human evolution with its knuckle-dragging ape and briefcase-carrying man
Sure, forensic science makes great TV, but Texas residents oppose a plan for a "body farm" in their neighborhood
While it didn't make the papers, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster in 1986 spawned an army of zombies bent on destroying humanity.
AS: CNN's Andrew Stevens JG: Jane Goodall
(Time.com) -- You don't have to be a biologist or an anthropologist to see how closely the great apes -- gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans -- resemble us.
(Business 2.0 Magazine) - Trendspotting is serious business. So much so that the Institute for the Future, a Palo Alto-based think tank, produces an annual 96-page 10-year forecast - an exhaustive compendium of societal and technological trends, widely regarded as the bellwether of long-range planning.
TRENDSPOTTING IS SERIOUS BUSINESS. SO MUCH so that the Institute for the Future, a Palo Alto-based think tank, produces an annual 96-page 10-year forecast--an exhaustive compendium of societal and ...
A geneticist from the University of Nottingham has told an HIV Aids conference in Durban, South Africa, that a group of threatened chimpanzees could hold "vital clues" in the treatment of the disease.
Stan is a hands-on sort of guy. The entrepreneur's day starts at 7:30 A.M., when he gets into work and checks his e-mail. At 8:30, Stan starts preparing for the daily 9 o'clock sales meeting. The r...
She began her career with no academic credentials, but decades later, Jane Goodall has evolved into a world-renowned primatologist who teaches young people about environmental protection.
Scientists in Spain announced Thursday that they've unearthed a 13 million-year-old fossilized skeleton of an ape that is possibly a common ancestor of humans and great apes, including orangutans, bonobos, chimps and gorillas.