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?
Searching for happiness in the midst of personal or societal crises are nothing new.
Long before Alexandria became the center of Egyptian trade, there was Thônis-Heracleion. But then it sank.
The chariot survived ancient eruptions and modern-day looters to become a part of the world heritage site.
While other factors exist, sexual prowess appears to have helped determine the role of Protoceratops frills.
The Chumash people poked bits of psychoactive plants into cave ceilings next to their paintings.
All the fun of opening up a mummy, without the fear of unleashing a plague.
To war is human – and Neanderthals were very like us.
In fact, the maximum human lifespan has barely changed since we arrived.
Scientists have found evidence of hot springs near sites where ancient hominids settled, long before the control of fire.
Most of Stonehenge's megaliths, called sarens, came from West Woods, Wiltshire.
Archaeologists suggest this may have been the Americas' "oldest hotel."
The discovery pushes back humanity's history with domestication.
While building a new airport, construction crews uncover a gigantic collection of ancient bones.
The beads are made from red-deer teeth, sourced from 63 individual deer.
New research suggests that a healthy supply of locally-sourced beer helped maintain the unity of the widespread Wari civilization for about 500 years.
There are reasons you look the way you do.