Ancient news stories
None of the mainstream theories which attempt to account for these great extinctions are entirely satisfactory.
When humans started to tame dogs, cats, sheep, and cattle, they may have continued a tradition that started with a completely different animal: us.
The jawbone of a little-known form of ancient human has been discovered in western China. Scientists say these people lived as long as 150,000 years ago, and they were part of a group called Denisovans.
The ancestors of the people who built Stonehenge travelled west across the Mediterranean before reaching Britain, a study has shown.
Ancient Australia’s super-sized animals, the megafauna, became extinct about 42,000 years ago, but the role of humans in their demise has been debated for decades.
A young pup that spent 18,000 years buried in Siberian permafrost looks remarkably lifelike and pettable — for a freeze-dried mummy.
An ancient and mysterious tomb has been shown from space in an image taken with NASA’s Terra satellite.
Professor Alan Fitzsimmons is calling for amateur astronomers to help a multinational space mission which could ultimately help save Earth.
How did life survive the most severe ice age? A McGill University-led research team has found the first direct evidence that glacial meltwater provided a crucial lifeline to eukaryotes during Snowball Earth.
Research which suggests that structures previously thought to be fossils may, in fact, be mineral deposits could save future Mars missions valuable time and resources.
Modern technology is illuminating tattoos on mummified, ancient Egyptians that until now had gone unnoticed.
A team of British scientists has arrived in the Antarctic to try to find the continent’s “missing meteorites”.
The ancestors of Inuits in North America brought their own dogs with them when they migrated from Alaska and Siberia, introducing sledging to the Arctic region.
Archaeologists have made a breakthrough discovery in central Anatolia from an ancient civilization that cremated and hid its dead.