Until relatively recently in human history, "blue" didn't exist, not in the way we think of it.
These are the amazingly intact remains of a monk meditating that have lay undiscovered since sometime in the 1800s.
A partial skull retrieved from a cave in northern Israel is shedding light on a pivotal juncture in early human history when our species was trekking out of Africa to populate other parts of the world and encountered our close cousins the Neanderthal
The idea of progress is new. Before the enlightenment, human civilizations throughout history viewed the past as being glorious and did not expect the future to be better than the present but to resemble and repeat the past. Man did not think highly
Graham Hancock on Psychedelics: This TED Talk was banned, it's the greatest one I have heard...
The origin of Indo-European languages has long been a topic of debate among scholars and scientists.
We have previously discussed the controversy over Kennewick man, the 9,000 year old skeleton found along the bank of the Columbia River eighteen years ago.
Originally published in Ancient American magazine issue #83.
The Tower of Babel story is a fanciful attempt to account for a very real question: What was the first language and why are there now so many of them?
There are a couple of distinctive genetic strains that are behind this and they have distinctive types of skulls. The basic population was identified by Carleton Coon as deriving from a very old mixture of CroMagnon and Neanderthal remnants at the en
Per Brazilian officials, a previously isolated Amazonian tribe has made its first contact with the outside world, interacting on June 29....
Chimpanzees use their hands to say "follow me," "stop that" or "take this," according to new research seeking to translate the sophisticated messages flowing back and forth. Previous research revealed our nearest genetic relatives use
Living on the outside: Photographer Kitra Cahana documents nomadic cultures from within
For years I accepted the Khazar theory as true. After it, all it was repeated by some writers who also recognized the leading Jewish role in Communism and their leadership in many other subversive movements. It was only later, when I considered th
The researchers studied one village that has only 40 inhabitants.
In fact, they argue, the rise and fall of great social structures is so common a theme in human civilization — recurrent throughout history and worldwide in scope — that it's more the rule than the exception. Advanced societies frequently collaps
Paracas is a desert peninsula located within the Pisco Province in the Inca Region, on the south coast of Peru.
How can we explain elongated skulls that are thousands of years old that contain genetic material “unknown in any human, primate or animal known so far”?
The strangely elongated skulls puzzles experts since the first discoveries. The vast majority of these de-formed skulls are the result of splinting and binding the skull, some researchers think procedures point to a more "natural" but baffling cause.
Researchers at Drexel University have discovered new fossil remains that provide a crucial link in our understanding of how our ultra-ancient ancestors made the move from sea to land.
It was fruit killed the beast. Gigantopithecus, the largest known ape, may have been wiped out by a diet of fruit containing little nourishment.
Binary, or base two, is the number system that computer systems use, as opposed to the decimal, or base ten, system used in our day-to-day lives.
A new, improved sequencing of ancient human relative genomes reveals that Homo sapiens didn't only have sex with Neanderthals and a little-understood line of humans called Denisovans.
The DNA, which dates back 400,000 years, may belong to an unknown human ancestor, say scientists. These new findings could shed light on a mysterious extinct branch of humanity known as Denisovans, who were close relatives of Neanderthals,
Scholars continue to be amazed by the ancient man found frozen in the Alps.
which mentions that the Asurs were originally from Illyria (ancient Greece), had adopted the culture of Babylon and Egyptian civilization, and gave this knowledge to Iran and India.
The physics of boomerang flight
The book Canadians are snapping up hardly paints them in a flattering light. King’s tone is breezy and light, full of funny stories and self-deprecating jokes, but just below that geniality lies a deep reservoir of bitterness over the treatment of In
The discovery of a 1.8-million-year-old skull of a human ancestor buried under a medieval Georgian village provides a vivid picture of early evolution and indicates our family tree may have fewer branches than some believe. The most complete
Genevieve Bell, director of Intel’s user experience research, says companies building wearable computers haven’t figured out why people might want them.