Ancient news stories
More than 140 children were ritually killed in a single event in Peru more than 500 years ago. What could possibly have been the reason?
The entombed horse, found in Tombos in northern Sudan and shown to have lived around 950 B.C., reveals the growing influence of the Kingdom of Kush in Nubia.
Our ancestors used misdirection to gain the upper hand in close-quarter combat with this deadly creature.
Shooting small rocks from a high-speed cannon showed that some asteroids could have brought water to the early Earth — without all the water boiling away on impact, a new study finds.
The idol is much, much older than previously thought — about 11,500 years old — meaning it was constructed just after the last ice age ended.
Early humans in southern Africa figured out that stabbing large animals close up is silly, so honed pieces of bone into projectile weaponry.
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.