Ancient news stories
Studies show that traditional uses of the landscape should be valued highly, and that Amazonian communities can support themselves without extensive deforestation.
Native Americans and Asians carry a version of the gene that is linked to thicker hair shafts, more sweat glands, and shovel-shaped incisors.
As a once-illicit drug becomes folded into the mainstream, so does the language used to describe it.
A study of 3.6 million year old hominin footprints discovered in Tanzania suggests our ancestors evolved the trait of extended leg, human-like bipedalism much earlier than previously thought.
The greatness of the Indian civilisation is its spiritual brotherhood and harmony, he said, adding that it has produced the greatest philosophical thinkers and preachers who gave rise to Nalanda Buddhism.
A hole in the skull of a Stone Age cow was likely made by humans about 5,000 years ago, probably by a veterinarian or trainee surgeon.
Researchers at a Egyptian-German excavation have puzzled together new information about the statue after discovering 4,500 more of its fragments.
Humans may have begun hunting large mammal species down to size — by way of extinction — at least 90,000 years earlier than previously thought.
The Kalamazoo fountain, built in 1940, has been called “horrendous,” “a monument to mistreatment,” and “evil.”
The site dates back to around 2,000 BC and was discovered when an archaeologist was conducting geophysical surveys of a known site outside the village of Looe in Cornwall and was approached by a farmer about a possible site in a neighbouring field.
Mary Frances Dondelinger creates bowls, vases, and statues that masquerade as the relics of a previously undiscovered civilization.
Nearly all of the Indian subcontinent’s ethnic and linguistic groups are the product of three ancient Eurasian populations who met and mixed: local hunter-gatherers, Middle Eastern farmers, and Central Asian herders
Industrial civilizations might have been around long before human ones ever existed — not just around other stars, but even on Earth itself.
The entire region quailed before King Sennacherib, known for horribly torturing rebel monarchs, but he didn’t kill King Hezekiah. Inquiring minds have been asking why ever since.
Notably, some of the flint being used by the prehistoric Ligurians had its origins hundreds of kilometres away.