Ancient news stories
Stone tools uncovered in Mongolia indicate that modern humans traveled across the Eurasian steppe about 45,000 years ago – about 10,000 years earlier than previously believed.
According to Homer’s ‘Odyssey’, the sorceress invited Odysseus back to her home in a secret cave. Now scientists claim to have found it.
The researchers found that humans settled higher up in the mountains earlier than previously realized and lived in the region for more extended periods as well during the Middle Pleistocene Epoch.
Heracles inexpectatus lived in New Zealand 19 million years ago. It was over three feet tall and weighed greater than 15 kilos.
An international team of archaeologists and explorers is preparing to set sail on a reed boat, hoping to prove that Greek аrgonauts were not the first to trade on the Black Sea.
A genetic mutation that slowed down the development of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) in two or more children may have triggered a cascade of events leading to acquisition of recursive language and modern imagination 70,000 years ago.
The term “Homo sapiens” is no longer working so well. Neither is the closely related term, “modern humans,” used to describe us and fossils of long-dead people who looked something like us.
The team behind the research hope their findings might one day help us create new painkillers that come without the troublesome side effect of potential addiction.
An inscribed ancient Egyptian scarab and five clay tablets with carvings of naked women have been found in Rehob, a 3,500-year-old city in Israel.
Until recently only three mounds were known to exist at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians historic site.
They understood the importance of soil management to fend off starvation on an island which had no natural resources and was exposed to inclement and violent weather and climate.
A new study, coordinated by Sapienza, claims to have discovered the oldest lunar calendar in the world in a pebble that was carved during the Upper Paleolithic period.