Ancient news stories
“Hybridization implies that all of these groups were separate and discrete, only occasionally interacting. What these fossils show is that these groups were basically not separate.”
A sample of African hands might point out the identity of a mysterious group of prehistoric artists who left their art across France and Spain.
Evidence amassed over the last century indicates that Neanderthals are symbolic thinkers. There are historical explanations for why Neanderthals, early on, were portrayed in stereotyped terms.
The GPR data suggests existence of a set of small and shallow reservoirs possibly connected with the existing Eastern Reservoir.
Stone flakes – the single most common type of tool made by prehistoric humans and other hominins – show longer, sharper and more complex cutting edges as time goes by.
Many distant relatives of elephants like mastodon and mammoths were able to survive changing environments because of the widespread interbreeding.
Futurist Michio Kaku sees humans doing ballet on Mars and projecting their brains into the cosmos. And aliens? Oh, they’re coming.
Armchair genealogists and a team of computers scientists have assembled a massive family tree that includes 13 million individual members and spans an average of 11 generations.
New research has outlined a new methodology for estimating ancient atmospheric water content based on fossil plant leaf waxes.
According to the model, the collision between Earth and Theia threw molten rock and metal into orbit that collided together to make the moon.
Infrared examination has revealed the marks are tattoos depicting two animals – a giant wild bull and a wild North African goat-like creature.
The canine wouldn’t have been a good hunter, hinting early humans may have loved their pets for more than athleticism.
Researchers are looking to proteins to explore the biology of ancient organisms, from medieval humans all the way back to dinosaurs.
The track highlights their interest in ancient civilisations and the theories of Graham Hancock, which are regularly referenced lyrically in addition to pearls of ancient esoteric philosophy.
The Smithsonian aims to make sure that the returns of these artifacts are done correctly and to the correct descendants from whom the objects or remains were stolen.