Research by UCLA and La Brea Tar Pits scientists upends theory that saber-toothed cats, other large mammals were hunted out of existence.
As “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” whips into theaters, a UCLA doctoral candidate describes her real-life archaeology adventures.
The new effort will train graduate students to repatriate objects that may have been obtained illegally or unethically.
UCLA archaeologists Giorgio Buccellati and his wife, Marilyn, have traveled together on a 60-year journey that led them to the hidden treasures of a lost city in Syria.
In her new book, “The Good Kings,” UCLA’s Kara Cooney draws parallels between pharaohs and present-day authoritarians.
Centering Tribal Stories will train University of California scholars on collaborations with Native American communities.
The globetrotting UCLA professor explores shipwrecks to study the relationship between ecology and enslavement in the former Danish West Indies.
Sackett, who was one of the founders of the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, has died after a long illness.
Schachner describes how he “accidentally” got into the field and his goals for the program.
UCLA’s Monica Smith tracks the ways metropolitan hubs in different parts of the world emerged unrelated to one another, but in similar forms.
Archaeologist Jo Anne Van Tilburg, who will be on “60 Minutes” April 21, continues to seek insight from the statues and for the living descendants of their makers.
Arcadia Fund grant will help open access to rare manuscripts from St. Catherine’s Monastery.
Video: UCLA's professor of near eastern languages and cultures walks and talks about archaeology, ancient Egypt and more.
Lloyd Cotsen, former chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Neutrogena Corporation and longtime philanthropist to UCLA, died at his Beverly Hills home on May 8. He was 88.
The UCLA Costen Institute of Archaeology will be hosting an open house from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 13, in the UCLA Fowler building.
Impoverished locals in Mai Adrasha panning for tiny flakes of gold have dismantled much of what in other parts of the country has been preserved as tourist destinations.
Matthew Robb, the new chief curator of UCLA’s Fowler Museum, believes we still have much to learn from the ancient cultures of the Americas.
President Barack Obama is appointing Lothar von Falkenhausen, a UCLA professor of Chinese archaeology and art history, to the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.
UCLA researchers used geographic modeling to reveal 121 sites where important Indian texts from the third century B.C. could be carved into rock.
Go behind the scenes at the institute’s annual open house on April 30, which offers visitors a chance to learn about one of the world’s preeminent archaeology labs.
Archaeologists' find yields the first complete ancient human genome from Africa.
A renowned authority on Egyptian archaeology, Wendrich takes the reins of one of the most important global research centers in archaeology.
Archaeologist Matthew Curtis was part of a team that recently discovered a skeleton that yielded the first complete ancient genome ever found in Africa.
UCLA Byzantine art history and archaeology professor Sharon Gerstel has devoted much of the last year to studying how architectural changes in Byzantine churches enhanced the performance of religious music.
John Papadopoulos, UCLA professor of classical archaeology, history and culture in the UCLA College, has received a $286,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for an archaeological excavation of the ancient Greek city of Methone.