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The new flood of genetic information represents a “coming of age” for the nascent field of ancient DNA.
Despite the notable affinities with Homo neanderthalensis, the population of Sima de los Huesos displays lower intra-population variability and has certain features even more derived than the Neanderthals themselves.
The Baduy tribe from Banten in Indonesia practise seclusion and reject all modern technology to protect their ancient traditions.
An archaeologist has figured out how the Egyptians may have aligned the monument almost perfectly along the cardinal points, north-south-east-west — they may have used the fall equinox.
Identifying the specific lipids in residues can help indicate what the pots held, what they were used for and what kind of food ancient populations ate.
Asteroid mining is about more than just heading up into space and bringing back a rock full of platinum—you actually need to land something on just the right asteroid.
In collaboration with the synth explorers Zuvuya, the “Timothy Leary of the 90s” made two albums nearly as hallucinatory as the psychedelic substance that drove his work.
If you do the maths, all of a sudden you are talking about 40,000 building foundations, which is about the same number of building foundations that are on the island of Manhattan.
They had bodies similar to modern humans, could make tools, and were possibly the first to cook. Now one expert is arguing that Homo erectus might have been a mariner – complete with sailing lingo.
It’s been dubbed “the loneliest tree on the planet” because of its remote location, but the Sitka spruce might represent something quite profound about the age in which we live.
‘Molecular clock’ methodology combines evidence on the genetic differences between living species and fossil constraints on the age of their shared ancestors, to establish an evolutionary timescale that sees through gaps in the fossil record.
This August, Neanderthal experts from around the world will gather in Torino, Italy for the first ever NeanderART conference to review the evidence for and against Neanderthals as artists.
Rapid advances in genetic sequencing over the past few decades have opened up a whole new window into the past.
A new algorithm called “Deflector Selector” is designed to weigh up different possible solutions to deal with the possibility of a deadly asteroid heading in Earth’s direction.
There was a time when our ancestors’ survival was inextricably linked with their ability to create images.
A Neolithic monument has been discovered less than two miles from Windsor Castle. Dating from 5,500 years ago, it is one of the earliest known examples of monument-building in Britain.