Ancient news stories
A team of researches and archaeologists from the Sorbonne University has confirmed a fragment of a fossilized skull, which had been found in an Iranian cave, belongs to Homo sapiens, the only extant human species.
Volcanic activity did not play a direct role in the mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs, according to an international, Yale-led team of researchers. It was all about the asteroid.
Marine die-offs after the impact may have created opportunities for the life that survived around the globe, new data reveal.
A significant discovery might forever change our picture of the distant past, and our estimation of how intelligent our ancient ancestors were.
Turkey’s State Opera and Ballet will present audiences with the story of the mysterious 12,000-year-old site of Göbeklitepe in an operatic form on Feb. 19.
New data suggests that our evolutionary cousins the Neanderthals may have been diving under the ocean for clams. It adds to mounting evidence that the old picture of these ancient people as brutish and unimaginative is wrong.
During the past decade, our human evolutionary tree has turned into something more resembling an unwieldy bush.
Near the Arctic Circle, a group of Neanderthals may have persisted for thousands of years after the rest of their species disappeared.
About 790,000 years ago, a meteor slammed into Earth with such force that the explosion blanketed about 10% of the planet with shiny black lumps of rocky debris.
Scientists recently identified the oldest material on Earth: stardust that’s 7 billion years old, tucked away in a massive, rocky meteorite that struck our planet half a century ago.
When we think of what life must have been like in prehistoric times, we don’t often leave much space to consider the art these people may have left behind.
New archaeological discoveries are being found in almost every part of the world. And thanks to new and improved technologies, these ancient discoveries are being found quicker than before.
A gold bar found in a Mexico City park in 1981 was part of the Aztec treasure looted by Hernan Cortes and the Spanish conquistadors 500 years ago, a new study says.
Japanese researchers plan to bombard the Great Pyramid of Giza outside Cairo with cosmic rays to confirm if there is a mysterious internal “chamber” that a previous survey detected.
A footprint found in Gibraltar not only indicates that the hominoids had found a sanctuary in the south of the Iberian peninsula, it also throws into question when they became extinct.