Ancient news stories
An Italian woman’s post featuring the 30,000-year-old artifact was removed late last year; last month, the museum that houses it called out the social network.
Chiseled on three rocky spurs, the sculptures, which also depict equids, or hoofed mammals, show a level of artistic skill unseen in other rock art forms in the Saudi desert.
Migrations of people from the Bismarck Archipelago in Oceania to the previously settled islands of the Pacific began as early as 2,500 years ago, much earlier than previously thought.
Even minor asteroid hits can throw the moon’s spin off, while the monster crashes that left behind impact basins affected everything from its magnetic field to its geology and otherwise gave it a cosmic thrill ride.
Artifacts found inside the network of tombs suggest it contains a priest of the ancient Egyptian deity Thoth.
Cross breeding led to ancient elephants adapting and surviving in different regions across the world over time.
In Mexico, a form of calculation that made the ancient Mayans such a successful race has been rediscovered by academics – and is now being taught to their descendants.
Scientists have assembled the first nearly complete genome of the little bush moa, a flightless bird that went extinct soon after Polynesians settled New Zealand in the late 13th century.
Could elephant-mammoth hybrids roam the tundra? Researchers analyze the genes of several elephant species, and find genes from their extinct ancestors could help save them.
Following the impact, artistic geological processes left behind the Ring of Cenotes, one of the most beautiful natural formations on planet Earth.
Yoga is for everybody, but as men we can use it to help unwind some of our own gender-specific baggage.
Humans shape nature, not only since the onset of industrialization. The influence of humans was debated in Central Africa where major interventions seem to have occurred 2,600 years ago.
Scientists say cave paintings in Spain, thought to have been by our ancestors, were actually by Neanderthals. So did they teach us everything we know?
This suggests that alternative types of stone tool technologies were simultaneously being used by different populations in this area – supporting the idea that a prehistoric “Game of Thrones” scenario existed as Neanderthals emerged in Europe.