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Did our early ancestors boil their food in hot springs?

The proximity of hot springs to early settlements have led researchers to wonder if early humans used hot springs as a cooking resource long...

Humans preferred to sleep on bed at least 200,000 years ago

Researchers in South Africa's Border Cave, a well-known archaeological site perched on a cliff between eSwatini (Swaziland) and KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, have found...

Humans may have reached the Americas 15,000 years earlier, shows study

Humans may have reached the Americas over 30,000 years ago– a period 15,000 years earlier than previously thought. However, the human impact on now extinct...

Vikings may have helped spread the deadliest virus smallpox to the world

Just as people travelling around the world today quickly spread COVID-19, it is likely Vikings spread smallpox. Only back then, they travelled by ship...

Scientists find the site of Genghis Khan’s winter home

He was the founder of the second largest empire in history stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Carpathian Mountains of Europe. But when he...

New fossil discovery shows 50 million-year-old Canada-Australia connection

The discovery of a tiny insect fossil is unearthing big questions about the global movement of animals and the connection to changes in climate...

Scientists find the biggest and oldest Maya monument

The Maya civilization may have developed more rapidly than archaeologists once thought, according to new research. From the ground, it’s impossible to tell that the...

Scientists decode the Dead Sea Scrolls puzzle with DNA fingerprints

The collection of more than 25,000 fragments of ancient manuscripts known as the Dead Sea Scrolls include, among other ancient texts, the oldest copies...

Neandertals got picky about bones for their tools

Evidence continues to mount that the Neandertals, who lived in Europe and Asia until about 40,000 years ago, were more sophisticated people than once...

Modern humans and Neanderthals share a tangled genetic history

Our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals at multiple times. In recent years, scientists have uncovered evidence that Neanderthals and modern humans interbred. Previous research has shown that...

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