Skilled hunters adapted to the changing landscape and left tantalizing clues to who they were.
Along with obsidian that dazzled scientists in Canada.
The Parthenon embodies the ideals of perfection Classical Greeks sought from architecture. The neighboring Erechtheion offers something else.
Perhaps it’s not just an oddly shaped hill, after all.
The clash of academic archaeology and what might be called folk archaeology comes into stark focus at Stonehenge.
Destruction of the Ukrainian dam unleashed a catastrophic flood—and surfaced centuries of cultural heritage. Now there’s a call not to rebuild it.
People discovered prehistoric fossils long before Charles Darwin published "On the Origin of Species." The remains of these unknown creatures often puzzled their discoverers.
On the menu: stews, cheese, and fermented drinks.
Glimpse into the ancient Maya empire through the writing of its own inhabitants.
And her clothing tells an important story, says archeologist Rita Wright.
Researchers discovered something modern humans had never before seen—a flashy Neanderthal horn collection.
A new discovery pushes back the origin of these technologies by about 40,000 years.
The strange bronze artifact perplexed scholars for more than a century, including how it traveled so far from home.
The spikes in their mouths would have helped them catch squid or fish.
The monsoon rains were not always so reliable.
The artifacts were often made from found objects – an Ivory dish-soap bottle transformed into an earthenware figure.
Was our distant ancestor a biped or not – i.e., human or not human?
Sex can be a death trap even for modern toad and frog species.
Yorkicystis lived during the “Cambrian explosion,” 539 million to 485 million years ago – hundreds of million years before the dinosaurs.
As always, aDNA research raises as many questions as answers.
Was this a moment when humans interbred with Neanderthals?
Many key inventions were unique: one-offs.
It’s all well and good to discuss how our humanity evolved – but what even is humanity?