Mummy DNA unravels ancient Egyptians' ancestry
Just as a high-profile expedition to retrieve fossils of human ancestors from deep within a cave system in South Africa was getting underway in 2013, two spelunkers pulled aside paleoanthropologist Lee Berger.
Researchers discover that strange hobbits were not shrunken versions of humanity's ancient ancestor, Homo erectus
Even today, all of their hunting and war weapons are made solely of wood. Their primary weapons are 10-12 feet long blowguns and 6 feet long arrows, shot from bows that are taller than the archer.
The discovery of a 400,000-year-old half skull in Portugal has offered tantalizing hints about a possible ancestor of the Neanderthals, researchers said Monday.
Distances between islands in the Marshalls and the rest of Polynesia stretch for hundreds and thousands of miles in the vast expanse of the Pacific. People lived there long before modern navigation implements came along, but for hundreds of years the
The very well-known Neanderthals - for whom we have hundreds of fossils including near complete skeletons - interbred with the founders of living European and East Asian populations. Estimates published in 2014 indicate that 1.5-2% of the ge
There are secrets in Antarctica. You can sense them from thousands of miles away.
Gabi Plumm astounded us with the "secret" history of New Zealand. In this video, she travels to the Hawaiian Islands and discovers that the royal family of Hawaii always maintained a different migration legend than the official one that is seen
Two branches of the Mayas definitely have verifiable traditions of migrating to southern Mexico from somewhere else. The Tamulté de las Sabanas in Tabasco State fled Tamaulipas (Northeastern Mexico) around 1200 AD when the region was overrun by Chic
Some 10,000 years ago a woman in the last stages of pregnancy met a terrible death, trussed like a captive animal and dumped into shallow water at the edge of a Kenyan lagoon. She died with at least 27 members of her tribe, all equally brutally murde
Written language, the hallmark of human civilization, didn't just suddenly appear one day.
Probably not grain storage...or a Stargate
Meanwhile, far from the glitz and limelight, the Guarani Indigenous Peoples in Bolivia are suffering violent repression as they demonstrate against oil extraction on their land. Thousands of Shuar and Achuar Indigenous have taken to the streets of Ec
Scientists say they've discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa.
WASHINGTON-- U.S. scientists have used high-tech detective work to identify the remains of four leaders of Jamestown, the New World's first successful English colony, more than 400 years after they died, the Smithsonian Institution said on Tuesday.
Seventy thousand years ago, our human ancestors were insignificant animals, just minding their own business in a corner of Africa with all the other animals.
ARCHAEOLOGISTS have discovered an untouched Neolithic stone circle that could be TEN TIMES the size of Stonehenge.
Modern humans and Neanderthals interbred in Europe, an analysis of 40,000-year-old DNA suggests.
Jurassic Park saw dinosaurs brought back to life based on DNA preserved in the gut of a blood-sucking mosquito entombed in amber.
Ancient underground tunnel that links Colosseum with remains of gladiatorial training barracks could be restored with donation from Kuwait
The discovery could shed light on the pace at which cooking emerged among humans' early ancestors, according to scientists.
The Peterborough Petroglyphs are the largest collection of ancient rock carvings (petroglyphs) in all of North America, made up of over 900 images carved into crystalline limestone located near Peterborough in Ontario, Canada.
An ancient Mayan city followed a unique grid pattern, providing evidence of a powerful ruler, archaeologists working at Nixtun-Ch'ich' in Petén, Guatemala, have found.
That's half a million years before our genus Homo even hit the scene.
The origin of Indo-European languages has long been a topic of debate among scholars and scientists.
Margin purchases are now accounting for almost 20% of equities daily turnover which itself has soared to wholly unprecedented levels in another sign of self-feeding speculative frenzy. What happens next is clearly an 'unknown-unknown'."