Ancient news stories
Around 9,000 years ago Clovis-associated individuals were “almost completely replaced” by a population that now resembles modern day indigenous individuals in South America.
Once, about 300 million years ago, when southern Africa was joined at South America’s hip, this now arid region was covered in a wide expanse of glaciers.
Iridium, a metal associated with the asteroid that ended the Cretaceous era can act like a stealth bomb, entering the nucleus of a cancer cell.
The mummies were found inside four nine-metre deep burial chambers in the desert province of Minya, south of Cairo.
While these relatives are extinct, their legacy lives on in the modern humans who carry fragments of their DNA and in the tiny artifacts and bones they left behind.
The heavy bombardment of terrestrial planets by asteroids from space has contributed to the formation of the early evolved crust on Earth that later gave rise to continents.
Jeff Bond, a Yukon geologist, says this is the first time a map of Beringia has included lakes, rivers and drainages.
Paul Andrew Hutton is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of New Mexico. His latest book is “The Apache Wars.”
‘Genocide-generated drop in CO2’ resulted from abandoned farmland turning into forests that sucked climate-warming gas from atmosphere.
Two studies provide the first timeline for the Denisovan fossils and DNA, as well as the environments that the Denisovans experienced.
New study reviews the palaeoecological information associated with hominin dispersals into Southeast Asia and Oceania throughout the Pleistocene.
Just as 21st-century Americans can visit a grocery store stocked with citrus grown in Florida and quinoa from South America, ancient people may have looked beyond what grew locally for dinner.
Discovery of advanced tools in Malaga thousands of years before modern humans were thought to be there may not be that odd: Humans in North Africa 300,000 years ago could see Spain from their porch
Conservators stabilized famed crypt’s wall paintings, introduced viewing platforms and barriers designed to limit visitor access to fragile areas