The continent’s largest land mammal plays crucial role in spiritual lives of the tribes.
A study on the pottery of Peru's Paracas civilization tells us more about their neighbors 2,000 years ago—and turns up a unique ingredient.
Discovered by a fisherman, the statue garnered world renown before being confiscated by Hamas. The film 'The Apollo of Gaza' raises fascinating questions on the origins and fate of the sculpture.
Interbreeding with ancient humans means ancient genetic fragments still shaping heads of some Europeans.
The launch comes as Senegal is requesting the repatriation of looted artworks from France.
An Astrobiology study proposes that an ancient supernova could have exposed Megalodon and other large ocean animals to deadly muon radiation.
A cave diver has uncovered a globally significant collection of ancient bones from Australia's prehistoric period in the dark depths of South Australia's underwater caves.
Take a peek at asteroid Bennu: porous, blue, and with a water-rich parent body.
An Egyptologist has researched the unique fashion choices and clothing that ancient Egyptians once wore.
Among other things, the DNA suggests these toolmakers were both male and female, and some may have been as young as 5 years old.
The mysterious statues of San Agustín and underground tombs of Tierradentro, in southern Colombia, are finally rising from the dead after being off-limits for decades.
Australia's pint-sized banded hare-wallaby is the closest living relative of the giant short-faced kangaroos which roamed the continent for millions of years, but died out about 40,000 years ago.
Danish photographer’s stunt on top of landmark a ‘violation of public morality’, says minister.
What these songs reveal is an Indigenous perspective on the White Woman and a glimpse into the rich artistic culture of the Gunai/Kurnai.
The resources will assist teachers in implementing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures’ cross curriculum priority from the Australian Curriculum.
European Space Agency cancels 2026 collision risk – leaving just 794 possibilities.
"Discovering such an early variant (of plague) in Falköping was completely unexpected, as earlier findings have pointed to it originating in Asia. This will now have to be reevaluated."
While humans aren’t warming the Earth anywhere close to as much as what happened naturally 250 million years ago, “this puts our future into the category of contenders for true catastrophe.”
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission won’t just take pretty pictures of the asteroid Bennu—it will also help scientists learn whether the rock will one day threaten Earth.
‘This was all Native land at one time, yet our voices (have) not always been represented in many levels of government,’ said the newly elected New Mexico Democrat.
The genomes of 22 individuals dating to the Late Bronze Age suggest that milk consumption was spread through cultural diffusion, not as a result of the migration of new peoples into the region.
The tiara was most likely made by Denisovans who are known to have had the technology 50,000 or so years ago to make elegant needles out of ivory and a sophisticated and beautiful stone bracelet.
Maningrida is one of the most linguistically diverse communities in the world, with 15 languages spoken or signed every day among only a couple of thousand people.
Scientists think 'mega-settlements' provided perfect conditions for new disease to evolve.
The findings suggest that the history of notable "contact-era" events in northeastern North America during the 15th to early 17th centuries may need to be revaluated.
This astonishing new theory may also prove right a prediction that Einstein made 100 years ago.
The new species include 120 wasps, 34 sea slugs, 28 ants, 19 fish, 7 flowering plants, 7 spiders, 4 eels, 3 sharks, 2 water bears, 1 frog, 1 snake, 1 seahorse, 1 moss, and 1 liverwort plant.
The research suggests that dark matter and energy can both be explained if they’re treated as a “negative mass fluid.”
America's National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has posted a new video illustrating what could happen if an asteroid crashed into one of our oceans, and it's fascinating.
A skeleton at least 4,250 years old found in the north of Scotland in 1987 has surprised archaeologists after new analysis has revealed she was a migrant from northern Europe.
"The available data seem to fit reasonably well with the hypothesis that some Upper Palaeolithic people engaged in finger amputation for the purposes of religious sacrifice."
The burials offer an extraordinary glimpse into life in early industrial London, between the 1830s and 1850s, showing the harshness of life for the industrial poor.
The ones we have now are too heavily skewed toward people of European descent.
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 archaeologists push back the dates for the spread of tobacco use, new questions are emerging about trade networks and agriculture.
Teilhardina brandti is as old or older than its Asian and European relatives, upending the prevailing hypothesis that Teilhardina first appeared in China.
Researchers have discovered that ancient Europeans represented star constellations within depictions of wild animals.
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.