“Storing food and later on retrieving it is an indication that the animals are able to plan into the future,” said Tobias Deschner, primatologist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
Found near Leicester and dated to 395 to 255BC, the shield was made of painted bark, backed by wooden spars. Experts said the shield gave an “unparalleled” insight into prehistoric technology.
Earth will approach within 30,000,000 km of the centre of the Taurid swarm this summer, the closest such encounter since 1975.
After 25 years and a half-billion dollars, only half of the project’s water delivered to Pine Ridge Reservation comes from the Missouri River – unlike supplies for white ranchers.
Wear patterns suggest a woman buried in the ancient city of Mendes processed papyrus reeds, a job women were not previously known to do.
Certain genes—particularly the ones that make watermelon flesh red and sweet—were more like those of today’s watermelon, indicating this fruit had already been domesticated by 3500 years ago.
Scientists found microbes that survived for thousands of years inside pores in the clay of ancient pottery used to make and store beer and wine.
For Native Americans, it is spiritually meaningful because they believe that seeds are living, breathing beings from whom they are descended.
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered the ruins of an ancient fortress dating to the 26th Dynasty, the last dynasty in which native Egyptians ruled before the Persians conquered the country in 525 B.C.
Aïda Muluneh’s vibrant images explore Ethiopian identity, and her photo festival aspires to shape a new vision of the continent.
This natural glass, found across thousands of square kilometers in western Egypt, is thought to have originated from one of two events: either a meteorite impact on the surface of Earth or an airburst.
Analysis of ancient pollen suggests cannabis evolved 3 kilometres above sea level on the Tibetan Plateau. This is only a few hundred kilometres from a cave that researchers recently announced was once home to the ancient Denisovans.