Animal Life news stories
Researchers announced the discovery this week, saying that it lends “unprecedented context” to experts’ understanding of how ancient humans hunted woolly mammoths.
With the discovery of each new skull fragment, femur, and stone tool, archaeologists are methodically piecing together the fractured history of our species and other hominins closely related to us.
Scientists say they have found the remains of a previously unknown ancient ape that could stand upright almost 12 million years ago.
Cerutti knew from an early age that he wanted to be an explorer of the past. What began as a curiosity became an obsession that lead to the most contentious discoveries in North American archaeology.
Archaeologist Christopher Moore and 16 colleagues present further evidence of a cosmic impact based on research done at White Pond near Elgin, South Carolina.
As evidence of the existence of culture in animal groups emerges, humans need to rethink what it means to have culture. We must accept that what we have long considered our own might be shared.
Dating back more than 113 million years, the fossils belong to “one of the most important Thai dinosaurs ever found,” paleontologists say.
New, state-of-the-art methods provide detailed insights into the timing and causes of ‘megafauna’ extinctions in the past.
The way Tasmanian Aboriginal people hunted, gathered and used fire influenced today’s plant and animal communities. This has big implications for conservation today.
Though the continent has 3 billion fewer birds than it did in 1970, those losses are hard to glean because it’s the commonest species that have been hit hardest.
Tel Aviv University team shows early man intentionally upcycled flint byproducts of stone knapping to efficiently butcher elephants and suck the marrow out of life.
Close examination of the rock layers revealed that the crater was already packed with debris within the first 24 hours, with an estimated 425 feet of material filling the gaping hole within that first day.
Scientists have extracted the oldest genetic information ever found, using a technique that could revolutionise our understanding of evolution.
Coprolite reveals felines in southern Andes had roundworm 17,000 years ago, long before humans got there.