The Bronze Age city in Iraq gifted to archeology by drought

Extreme drought in Iraq have given German and Kurdish archaeologists the unique chance to examine an…

Controversial rock art may depict extinct giants of the ice age

More than 12,000 years ago, South America was teeming with an astonishing array of ice age…

Artifacts reveal secrets of Stonehenge

The distinctive silhouette of Stonehenge in the flat landscape of Salisbury plain in southwest England is…

DNA reveals unexpected origins of enigmatic mummies buried in a Chinese desert

Since their discovery, the ancestry of hundreds of mummified bodies buried in boats in an inhospitable…

Can Skeletons Have a Racial Identity?

A growing number of forensic researchers are questioning how the field interprets the geographic ancestry of…

Fossilized footprints show humans made it to North America much earlier than first thought

North and South America were the last continents to be settled by humans, but exactly when…

Just 7 percent of our DNA is unique to modern humans, study shows

Slivers of DNA may hold the most significant clues as to what truly distinguishes modern human…

Cool Fossils: Alaska Digs Reveal Dinosaurs’ Arctic Lives

Baby dinosaur “microfossils” suggest that many species lived and thrived in some of the coldest parts…

Scientists Find a Fossilized Ancestor of ‘Dinosaur Food’

This ancient plant might be even more ancient than paleobotanists once believed. Before the first mammals,…

Child’s Grave Is Earliest Known Burial Site in Africa

A child laid to rest 78,000 years ago yields clues to early human burials in East…