Ancient news stories
Researchers in Peru believe they have traced the origins of the Incas —the largest pre-Hispanic civilization in the Americas—through the DNA of the modern-day descendants of their emperors.
The Pythia were senior priestesses who advised pilgrims on crucial political issues, making them the most powerful risk-analysis firm in ancient Greece.
Researchers in the field have uncovered related messages ranging from “Lasius is a pervert” to “Good luck in your resurrection.”
A tiny meteorite from Mars nicknamed “Black Beauty” has provided scientists with an unprecedented insight into ancient processes that shaped the red planet’s surface.
Sorry Day is an occasion for solemn commemoration of the mistreatment of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders throughout the country’s history.
It’s thought that humans have evolved certain muscles unique to us. Now those muscles have been found in other apes, our core perceptions about human evolution are challenged.
“Discoveries like this are exceptionally scarce, and this mummy is incredibly well preserved. Samples collected for carbon-14 dating… suggest this individual was buried between 1000 and 1200 AD.”
A new study says all modern birds evolved from the same ground-dwelling, common ancestor, after an asteroid slammed into Earth millions of years ago and devastated the planet’s forests.
The asteroid that smashed into the Earth 65 million years ago, triggering a mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs, also drove a persistent bout of lethal global warming.
Groundbreaking assessment of all life on Earth reveals humanity’s surprisingly tiny part in it as well as our disproportionate impact.
The bones are undergoing tests to establish whether they are Homo sapiens or another species of human. If they are Homo sapiens remains, they will be the oldest found in northern Eurasia.
Christie knew a thing or two about ancient and modern Egypt. Egypt had a clear impact on her – her first (unpublished) novel Snow Upon the Desert (1910) is set in Cairo.
For the first time, a permanent member of our solar system has been found to have originated elsewhere.
Researchers working to solve the mystery of how Aboriginal people first reached Australia say the earliest people didn’t get here by accident, but made deliberate voyages to reach the new land.
Aboriginal star stories are not just stories, they are lessons that educate us about the relationship between the sky and the land, as well as how the universe functions around us.
The ancient peach pits were found at the Japanese site of Makimuku and the peaches are estimated to have been grown between 135 and 230 AD.