How do archaeologists know if someone was buried intentionally tens of thousands of years ago?
The mummy was first thought to be a male priest. But a recent radiological analysis revealed a surprising anomaly.
Scientists discover what our human ancestors were making inside the Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa 1.8 million years ago.
Did the 20th century bring a breakthrough in how children are treated?
How fabric helped build modern civilization.
A Harvard professor's study discovers the worst year to be alive.
A recent study analyzed the skulls of early Homo species to learn more about the evolution of primate brains.
Are we enslaved by the finer things in life?
About 359 million years ago, at the end of the last phase of the Devonian period, there was a mass extinction event or series of events. An estimated 70 to […]
A new model of the Antikythera mechanism reveals a "creation of genius."
After years of speculation a team of researchers has pinpointed the age of this ancient mystery.
555-million-year-old oceanic creatures share genes with today's humans, finds a new study.
Fossils of ancient creatures doing anything are rare. This one is absolutely unique.
"Large-scale indiscriminate killing is a horror that is not just a feature of the modern and historic periods, but was also a significant process in pre-state societies," the researchers wrote.
Research reveals a new evolutionary feature that separates humans from other primates.
The chariot survived ancient eruptions and modern-day looters to become a part of the world heritage site.
The key? A computational flattening algorithm.
Their ear structures were not that different from ours.
Researchers analyze prehistoric viruses in animals dug out from the Siberian permafrost.
One million year old mammoth DNA more than doubles the previous record and suggests that even older genomes could be found.
Research shows that bone fragments of Jesus's (possible) brother belong to someone else.
Waun Maun was an ancient Welsh stone circle that had an awful lot in common with Stonehenge.
Even tyrants and despots offer wisdom worth heeding.
The study found that people who spoke the same language tended to be more closely related despite living far apart.
Scientists discover burrows of giant predator worms that lived on the seafloor 20 million years ago.
Scientists use new methods to discover what's inside drug containers used by ancient Mayan people.
Archaeologists discover a cave painting of a wild pig that is now the world's oldest dated work of representational art.
Traces of heroin and cocaine have been found in the tartar of 19th-century Dutch farmers.
New anthropological research suggests our ancestors enjoyed long slumbers.
For the Iroquois, it was a type of military training and a way to honor the gods.