Ancient news stories
The discovery of a prehistoric human jawbone in a cave near Haifa pushes back the clock on the evolution of Homo sapiens and our ancestors’ first exodus out of Africa.
Researchers at the University College of London are working to find a way to read the ancient scraps without destroying the artefacts in the process.
There were at least two periods of time where Neanderthals and humans interbred: one event 50,000 to 60,000 years ago, and another more than 37,000 years ago.
Scholars have found the first direct evidence that glass was produced in Sub-Saharan Africa centuries before the arrival of Europeans, thus representing a new chapter in the history of glass technology.
New research suggests early Homo sapiens brains entered the range of modern human brain size as early as 300,000 years ago, but its globular, round features emerged only 40,000 years ago.
Much more treasure might be buried under the surface of this east African country than was previously thought.
A documentary will unveil a prototype of the face of the first British man by analysing the DNA of Britain’s oldest complete skeleton, in the UK’s most ambitious and cutting-edge Ancient DNA project to date.
What could have caused the chronological patterning of artifacts – human activity and/or past climate change? These questions are the focus of a new study published today.
The reward is fresh insight into the unique 364-day calendar used by members of the Judean Desert sect, including the discovery of the name given by the sect to the special days marking the transitions between the four seasons.
“First Face of America” provides a closeup look at two dangerous underwater expeditions that resulted in the discovery and salvaging of bones from one of the earliest known New World residents, dubbed Naia.
This means that part of Australia was attached to and was part of North America, around 1.7 billion years ago.
Scientists at Aberystwyth University have published a 150,000-year climatic record from Ethiopia, which shows conditions would have allowed early modern humans to move from Africa to Asia.
We’ve always heard that Stone Age people lived in caves. It turns out that they often lived in earthen huts, which they reused for centuries and kept up rather than building new ones.
The Ministry of Antiquities announced the start of excavation work in the Valley of the Monkeys on the West bank of the Nile in Luxor, to uncover a tomb dating back to the 18th Dynasty.
Its curators have found a voice, and one every museum should emulate: They are going to address difficult questions with nuance and courage.
Researchers found rocks in the area 412km west of Cairns were unlike any others in Australia, but similar to those in Canada.