Ancient news stories
Pre-Columbian indigenous hunters burned patches of grassland to stimulate new growth, which tempted bison herds and lured them in for the kill.
We’re less certain now about how long ago modern humans evolved, when people spread around the world, and how we co-existed with other hominids.
Cahokia was the largest prehistoric American Indian settlement north of Mexico. It’s known as “America’s first city,” and it is believed to have had a population larger than London in 1250.
In normal conditions the difference is unnoticeable, but the drought has brought the ancient monument into clear view.
The animal, a species of ankylosaur, lived in a wet, tropical environment in what’s now Southern Utah roughly 75 million years ago.
Most exhibits in this show, which features 102 artworks, could be read as critical commentary on European colonialists who arrived in Australia in 1788.
Inside were three disarticulated skeletons floating in sewer water, and likely are of military officers or soldiers. The dates they lived are yet to be determined.
The researchers used a multidisciplinary approach to this study because, as they write, evolution is complex.
Researchers have found new evidence that the first humans settled in North America much earlier than the Clovis culture that peopled the early Americas.
Eating only maize leads to disease, and why the Basketmaker II people didn’t fall ill has long been a mystery. Now it’s been solved.
In the modern samples, the researchers found proteins that reflected a global British diet, such as those related to potatoes, soybeans and peanuts, as well as milk proteins.
Palawa kani (“Tasmanian Aboriginal people speak”), is based on surviving spoken and written remnants of the island’s original languages.
Genome research suggests that enteric fever, a potentially lethal disease more commonly found in hot countries, was present in medieval Europe.
Tiny specks of bread have been found in fireplaces used by hunter-gatherers 14,000 years ago, predating agriculture by thousands of years.
This complex new view emerged from a sophisticated approach by scientists with different specialties from institutions around the world.
Indigenous elders in central Australia are leading efforts to save a critically endangered language. Of the estimated 300 Indigenous languages that once existed in Australia, only 90 are still spoken.