Archaeology

Montana burial site answers questions about early humans

Montana burial site answers questions about early humans

Scientists have shown that at the Anzick site in Montana - the only known Clovis burial site - the skeletal remains of a young...
What did ancient Babylonians eat

What did ancient Babylonians eat?

A Yale-Harvard team tested their recipes Even ancient Babylonians chefs knew the value of a good cookbook. Not unlike today’s chefs, the ancient Babylonians favored recipes...
Tiny frog trapped with beetle in amber for over 99 million years

Tiny frog trapped with beetle in amber for over 99 million years

Amber fossils provide oldest evidence of frogs in wet, tropical forests About 99 million years ago, a tiny juvenile frog in present-day Myanmar was suddenly...
Sunflowers underwent rapid evolutionary transition in just over 5000 years

Sunflowers underwent rapid evolutionary transition in just over 5000 years

A new CU Boulder-led study sheds light on the genetic mechanisms that allowed sunflowers to undergo a relatively rapid evolutionary transition from wild to...
Amber freezes a tableau of tick's worst day for 100 million years

Amber freezes a tableau of tick’s worst day for 100 million years

One day in Myanmar during the Cretaceous period, a tick managed to ensnare itself in a spider web. Realizing its predicament, the tick struggled to...
gut instinct

‘Gut instinct’ may have been the GPS of human ancestors

Ask anyone if they remember where they ate the juiciest burger, the sweetest cupcake or the smoothest bisque, and they probably can describe the...
Ancient Easter Islanders used rope, ramps to put giant hats on famous statues

Ancient Easter Islanders used rope, ramps to put giant hats on famous statues

The ancient people of Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, were able to move massive stone hats and place them on top of statues with...
How to put a 13-ton hat on a giant Easter Island statue

How to put a 13-ton hat on a giant Easter Island statue?

How do you put a 13-ton hat on a giant statue? That's what a team of researchers is trying to figure out with their study...
A weird thing happened to men about 7,000 years ago

A weird thing happened to men about 7,000 years ago

Starting about 7,000 years ago, and extending over the next two millennia, recent studies suggest, the genetic diversity of men—specifically, the diversity of their...
Ancient tooth shows Mesolithic ancestors were fish and plant eaters

Ancient tooth shows Mesolithic ancestors were fish and plant eaters

Previous analysis of Mesolithic skeletal remains in this region has suggested a more varied Mediterranean diet consisting of terrestrial, freshwater and marine food resources,...