Relatively little is known about the social structure of many early American societies, but genetics have just uncovered a female dynasty that existed for centuries.
Here's a look at flagrant instances of "alternative facts" presented as science.
The ancient, gold-ornamented weapon found in Scotland still has fur skin around its scabbard.
A 12,000-year-old site reveals signs that prehistoric people used stones and ochre to paint the bodies of the dead, and then smashed the stones to "kill" them.
A never-published work shows that the famed wartime leader thought like a scientist about the potential for life elsewhere in the universe.
The prints were uncovered at the remains of a large building in the fabled Pi-Ramesse, Egypt's capital during the reign of the King Ramses II.
The figurine was found among a pile of 12 skulls and other human bones in a hole that had been sealed up with stones.
The boat burial, found in Western Scotland, contained a rich collection of grave goods, suggesting the person lying within was a prominent individual.
A new investigation using next-generation radar technology aims to find out once and for all if another burial lies in King Tut's tomb.