Limestone sarcophagi date back to Late Period (664-332 BC) in found in area of King Amenemhat II's pyramid.
'The cradle of humankind was not restricted to east Africa - rather it was the entire African continent'.
Democrat Sharice Davids went down in history on Tuesday night as the first Native American woman elected to Congress, with New Mexico’s Deb Haaland expected to pull off a similar victory.
As far back as 40,000 years ago, humans kept track of time using relatively sophisticated knowledge of the stars, new research shows.
If modern humans harnessed Denisovan DNA to survive at altitude, perhaps the Denisovans could also survive on the Tibetan Plateau.
There were likely multiple instances of cross-breeding between early humans in both East Asia and Europe with Neanderthals.
NASA's asteroid-chaser will reach its target, Bennu, on Dec. 3 and you don't want to miss a thing.
A Supreme Court case about jurisdiction in an obscure murder has huge implications for tribes.
US spacecraft aims to return the largest trove of space dirt to Earth since NASA's final Apollo mission in the 1970s.
More than 70 thousand years ago, Neanderthals transferred obsidian to distances up to 250 kilometers and used it to manufacture tools.
A pot bought for £4 at a car boot sale and used as a toothbrush holder has turned out to be 4,000 years old.
New study shows that the genetic makeup of northern Europe traces back to migrations from Siberia that began at least 3,500 years ago.
According to a NASA report, the asteroid has the potential of colliding with earth on 62 different impact trajectories, from between 2023 and 2117.
The ancient rhinoceros didn't die off 200,000 years ago, before the last Ice Age, as previously thought. The strange animals actually only disappeared as recently as 36,000 years ago.
Just days ago she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from James Cook University for her contribution to social justice and human rights.
Two sarcophagi, each containing a mummy, were found. All are in perfect condition. The archaeological dig also discovered around 1,000 funerary statues at the site.
Brainwaves of highly experienced meditation practitioners are different than those of non-meditators.
If it is really true that the Greenland crater was created 12,000 years ago or more, it could explain a mysterious feature called the Younger Dryas event.
A new project backed by the European Research Council aims to transform our knowledge of the Denisovans and their relations with both Homo sapiens and the Neanderthals.
They weren’t made by Neanderthals. Nor Homo Sapiens. Complex stone tools found in China may have been the handiwork of a mysterious, almost-human tribe.
While most people are still asleep, thousands gather each year to remember the occupation that helped inspire the modern Native American protest movement.
Ancient Egyptian astronomers may have discovered variable stars, and calculated the period of a well-known one called Algol, thousands of years before Europeans.
The team's research, published in Science, shows that early hominin species played little to no role in driving mammal extinctions in ancient African ecosystems.
Because amphioxus “sits in the middle” between invertebrates and vertebrates, it can tell us about some of the steps and developments that took place as animals became more complex over millions of years of evolution.
Japan's Daisen Kofun is an ancient burial mound shrouded in mystery, massive in scale, and surprisingly little-known to the rest of the world. Reportedly, no one has crossed the inner-moat and visited the island since 1872.
Australia is the only Commonwealth country never to make a treaty with its indigenous peoples. Why has it proven so difficult? Kathy Marks looks at the vast challenges in Victoria alone - a state that is working towards a national first.
Residue found in a jug in Israel shows vanilla was likely produced and traded from South Asia, millennia before it was cultivated in Mexico.
A superheated blast from the skies obliterated cities and farming settlements north of the Dead Sea around 3,700 years ago, preliminary findings suggest.
Native American photographers are pushing back against portrayals of their culture by non-natives, capturing scenes that reflect alternative views of indigenous life.
Archaeologists have found a fresco in an ancient Pompeii bedroom that depicts a sensual scene of the Roman god Jupiter, disguised as a swan, and a legendary queen of Sparta from Greek mythology.
Gibbon likely belonged to Lady Xia, grandmother of China's first emperor, but its species appears to have been driven to extinction by deforestation.
NASA has picked Jezero Crater as the landing spot for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission, after scrutinizing more than 60 potential locations over the last five years.
Archaeologists thought artifacts had been carried into China from Europe and Africa, but they could have come from much earlier cultural transmission.
By gradually clearing away flammable material on the ground, Native Americans’ deliberate fires may have prevented large forest fires like those we see today.
Sydney home bought by NSW government for $2.9m to be transformed into memorial to honour Eora nation elder.
'Biological wonder' of 200 million mounds saw soil equivalent to 4,000 great pyramids of Giza excavated by insects.
Unlike the evil Egyptian god, which could never be vanquished, not even by its arch enemy Ra, this cosmic serpent is destined to be defeated someday and will go out with a bang, unlike any other.
Now, a trio of engineers have teamed up with a master Japanese swordsmith to design a rock-sampling device made with the same steel used in katana sword blades – and the plan is to use it on an asteroid.
Sebastian Porceddu and colleagues argue that the ancient Egyptian scribes had the possible means and the motives for such astronomical observations.
Expeditions carried out since 2006 have found some 40 shipwrecks along Albania's coastline, including vessels dating back to the 7th century BC and naval ships from World War I and II.
Egyptian pottery and ostrich eggshell beads were discovered beside the bodies of the 3,700-year-old skeletons of the Egyptian woman and her fetus.
There’s evidence that British colonists in 18th-century America gave Native Americans smallpox-infected blankets at least once—but did it work?
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, three professionals share how they navigate the obstacles they have faced in their careers.
A scarily large meteorite crater has just been discovered in Greenland. It hit the world with the force of 700,000,000 nuclear bombs.
A new study reveals our closest human relatives were no more likely than Stone Age members of our species to sustain head injuries.
Different from any other monkey on Earth, Xenothrix was a slow-moving tree-dweller with few teeth and rodent-like leg bones.
Trump administration reversed Obama-era decision to recognise the Mashpee Wampanoag reservation in Massachusetts.
The enormous bowl-shaped dent appears to be the result of a mile-wide iron meteorite slamming into the island at a speed of 12 miles per second as recently as 12,000 years ago.
Geochemical analysis of this sediment indicates that the impactor was a fractionated iron asteroid, which must have been more than a kilometer wide to produce the identified crater.
A lost piece of the world’s oldest analog computer (the Antikythera mechanism an ancient Greek device designed to calculate astronomical position) may have been discovered.
For the past several years, archaeologist Elena Korka has been focused on a legacy of the Trojan War: A lost city named Tenea, reportedly settled by war prisoners brought over from Troy.
While preparing the site at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, the team also came across the door of another tomb that remains sealed.
A simple migration story is turning into an intricate web of movement and cross-pollination of connections that stretch deep into South America, and around the world.
Stone tools from the Middle Stone Age in South Africa shows that different communities were connected over long time periods over vast geographical areas.
Scientists mapping out the historical migrations of North and South America have revealed that a 10,000-year-old skeleton unearthed in a cave in Nevada is the ancestor of a Native American tribe.
Newly sequenced Native genomes showcase a wealth of surprises, from previously unknown populations to unique high-altitude adaptations.
The new dating suggests that these images are at least 40,000 years old, earning them the title of the earliest figurative cave paintings yet found.
While pulley systems are well known from Greek civilisation in the first millennium BC, the evidence from Hatnub pushes their use much further back in time, as it pre-dates the Greek evidence by some 2,000 years.
"A key discovery was that a Clovis culture-associated individual from North America dating to around 12,800 years ago shares distinctive ancestry with the oldest Chilean, Brazilian and Belizean individuals."
Prehistoric people in Southeast Asia were decorating their caves with cattle drawings and hand stencils in Borneo as early as 52,000 years ago, thousands of years before the rock artists of Europe.
Two studies find that ancient populations expanded rapidly across the Americas about 13,000 years ago, revealing previously undocumented, large-scale movements between North and South America.
Archaeologists have found several fragments of stone slabs with inscriptions that could be 4,000 years old, Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities said.
Women have run in record numbers, and Native Americans, Muslims, Latinos, immigrants, millennials and LGBT candidates have already made history with their campaigns.
It has been found in the first ever pre-registered scientific study on the microdosing of psychedelics that microdosers scored higher on measures of wisdom, open-mindedness and creativity.
A HUGE drawing has been discovered carved into the ground of Hawaiian wasteland, which some believe could be an ancient star map.
Democrats Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids have become the first Native American women elected to Congress.
The mysterious rock that flew past Earth could actually have been an alien spacecraft sailing past us using light, according to a new paper.
A ramp with stairways and postholes have been found, suggesting that the monuments may have been completed more quickly than previously thought.
It’s unclear why abnormalities seem to be so common amongst early humans, but scientists say one strong possibility is rampant inbreeding among small hunter-gatherer groups.
Researchers have uncovered evidence that dairying arrived in Mongolia as early as 1300 BC through a process of cultural transmission rather than population replacement or migration.
A federal judge has rejected a North Dakota tribe's emergency motion to stop a voter ID law that it argued disproportionately affects Native Americans in Tuesday's midterm elections.
The remains of a medieval skeleton has shown the first physical evidence that a fern plant could have been used for medicinal purposes in cases such as alopecia, dandruff and kidney stones.
It forms at speeds of more than 1,000 mph (1,600 km/h), it lies deep beneath our feet, it could destroy hopes for alien life, and — finally — scientists understand how it works.
Within 400 meters of rock, the researchers identified four different units that represent different types of deposition... "In my opinion, deposition of all of these packages involved water."
Laser technology could, in principle, be fashioned into a beacon strong enough to attract ET intelligence from as far as 20,000 light years away.
Stone tools and animal fossils at Saudi Arabia’s Ti’s al Ghadah site have been dated to between 300,000 and 500,000 years ago when the site was a grassy, vegetated region that enjoyed regular rains.
The health benefits of connections to identity, culture and land for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are to be measured in a study that will follow them for up to 50 years.
Space mining of water and precious metals has the potential to become a trillion-dollar industry in the coming years, experts say.
NASA's Dawn spacecraft has gone silent, ending a historic mission that studied time capsules from the solar system's earliest chapter.
It now appears Native American North Dakotans are unable to vote, even when they have proof of their residential addresses.
The study is “mind blowing” because it gives such a detailed record of how harsh winters, the water supply, and nursing duration can influence growth in early childhood.
Long before the formal creation of the Silk Road, pastoral herders living in the mountains of Central Asia helped form new cultural and biological links across the region.
They discovered the remains of this system at the site of Hatnub, an ancient quarry in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. The contraption would have been used to transport heavy alabaster stones up a steep ramp and was possibly how Egyptians built the Great Pyramid.
Researchers map likeliest route using least-cost calculations, line-of-sight sailing and likely sea levels.
The Democrat, whose grandparents were tribal chiefs, offers progressive solutions for a state struggling with healthcare, education and more.
Cacao was in use in South America centuries before its exploitation by civilisations in Mexico and Central America, experts say.
A new suggests that early hominin dispersals beyond Africa did not involve adaptations to environmental extremes, such as to arid and harsh deserts.
The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilisation, say the world’s leading scientists.
Scientists say Neanderthals’ thoraxes—the cozy cavities enclosed by the ribs, breastbone, and spine—might actually have been the same size as ours, not larger, as was previously assumed.
"All these fossils occur in a layer no more than 10cm thick... It tells us this is a moment in geological time... They died suddenly and were buried quickly."
Mamdouh al-Damaty, who headed the archeological mission, said the booth was where the king once sat during the celebration of his crowning festival.
Space scientists have told Nasa they want the agency to “dream big” to ensure their new robot rover visits a maximum number of sites to increase chances of uncovering signs of ancient life on Mars.
This finding does not overturn the Clovis-First model; that was done long ago by the discovery of sites in the Americas, and by evidence from genomes of ancient and contemporary American peoples.
Research suggests that the strange dirt markings in Peru were probably made by on-the-go travellers passing along the area's footpaths long ago.
Just a few kilometres from Perth CBD is a quiet cul-de-sac street, lined with native banksia scrub on one side and a tilt up concrete warehouse on the other.
Researchers have discovered ancient spear points that are 15,500 years old. The findings raise new questions about the settlement of early peoples on the continent.
Voter fraud barely exists, yet laws are being passed in states such as North Dakota that do nothing but strip the civil rights of indigenous peoples.
The same process that allows rock to flow like liquid during impact events allows 'peak rings' to form in large craters.
The heat melted the glue holding the pieces of Luzia's skull together, but the damage to them appears "less than expected". Approximately 80% of the fragments of her cranium have been recovered.
Little-studied ethnic groups on the continent are helping researchers to understand the movements of people who lived there tens of thousands of years ago.