The hand-eye coordination involved in hunting with throwing spears and drawing representational art could be one factor explaining why modern humans became smarter than Neanderthals.
Mysterious sand mounds in north-eastern Australia, thought by many to be part of the natural landscape, are actually the burial sites of ancient indigenous people, research has found.
The giant space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs may have set off a chain of cataclysmic volcanic eruptions on land and undersea, claims a new study that is already dividing scientists.
Chinese archeologists believed that that the first wells in China were built about 6,000 to 7,000 years ago in the late Neolithic, but the new finding “pushes the origins of China’s wells back over 2,000 years.”
Archaeologists have been excavating in the ancient Egyptian city of Tell Edfu, and have discovered two new buildings that date to the Fifth Dynasty.
The first modern Briton, who lived around 300 generations ago, had “dark to black” skin, groundbreaking research has revealed.
Youngsters have probably been playing their way into cultural competence for at least tens of thousands of years. So why are signs of children largely absent from the archaeological record?
About 65,000 years ago, a large carnivore — perhaps a cave hyena — chomped down on the face of a (likely dead) Neanderthal. Then, that carnivore partially digested two of the hominin’s teeth before regurgitating them.
More than 100 researchers have collaborated to classify the world’s tropical forests according to their evolutionary history.
UK researchers believe they were already in decline before the killer asteroid hit because they had occupied every habitat on Earth.
The first known multipurpose tools were crafted 170,000 years ago by Neanderthals, who exploited fire during the manufacturing process.
In a new study, scientists measured mercury concentrations in permafrost cores from Alaska and estimated how much mercury has been trapped in permafrost north of the equator since the last Ice Age.
Plans to build a tunnel past Stonehenge risk destroying an important Ice Age site. An archaeologist has accused the Government of wrongly marking its location on a map.
Microlensing technique allows detection of distant worlds that could never be observed directly, ‘not even with the best telescope one can imagine in a science fiction scenario’.