The beginning of modern humans could be a far more complex, spread out thing than we ever thought before.
The site is an Early Neolithic long barrow known as “Cat’s Brain” and is likely to date to around 3,800BC.
Marine archaeologists made a superb find at the bottom of Turkey’s largest lake – a very well-preserved castle dating back 3,000 years. It was likely built by the mysterious Urartian civilization which inhabited the surrounds of Lake Van during the Iron Age.
An analysis of more than 30 newly discovered graves could give us our best clue yet on how the Dead Sea Scrolls were ushered into modern history.
Archaeology has provided precious little evidence for the biblical account of a powerful Judaic kingdom 3,000 years ago, but the sheer extent of copper mining in Timna, when Egypt was in a state of collapse, is otherwise hard to explain.
The #NAIDOC2018 theme celebrates the essential role that Indigenous women have played, and continue to play, as active and significant role models at the community, local, state and national levels.
In October 2017, Japan’s Selenological and Engineering Explorer probe discovered a massive underground cave on the Moon. The space, which is 100 meters (328 feet) wide and 50 kilometers (31 miles) long, is being touted as a potential location for a lunar station.
A team of archaeologists, led by Hongen Jiang from the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, found nearly two pounds of a dried plant that was still untouched after “hiding” for thousands of years underground.
Mapping the genomes of our ancestors has allowed scientists to uncover secrets and discover new mysteries in our evolution.
The discovery of old dates at Madjedbebe does not make the history of the site any more or less significant. It simply reminds us that science, like history, is an ongoing inquiry. All it takes is a new piece of evidence to turn on its head what we thought we knew. Science is a journey and knowledge is ever evolving.
Paleolithic stone tools in the Mousterian style have been found in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, despite the culture generally being associated with Neanderthals from the Old Stone Age in Europe, Central and West Asia, and Northeast Africa.
Prehistoric rock art found in Saudi Arabia shows humans hunting with dogs on leashes – and it looks like those pictures could be at least 8,000 years old, making them the earliest art depicting dogs.
Fossil leaves from Africa have resolved a prehistoric climate puzzle — and also confirm the link between carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and global warming.
The next generation of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-V), directed by Juna Kollmeier of the Carnegie Institution for Science, will move forward with mapping the entire sky following a $16 million grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Astronomers have sent a radio message to a neighbouring star system – one of the closest known to contain a potentially habitable planet – and it’s nearby enough that we could receive a reply in less than 25 years.