Archaeology

Prehistoric teeth reveal details on ancient Africa’s climate much wetter

Prehistoric teeth reveal that ancient Africa’s climate was much wetter

New research out of South Africa’s Wonderwerk Cave shows that the climate of the interior of southern Africa almost two million years ago was...
Compassion helped Neanderthals to survive, study reveals

Compassion helped Neanderthals to survive, study reveals

They have an unwarranted image as brutish and uncaring, but new research has revealed just how knowledgeable and effective Neanderthal healthcare was. The study, by...
Did 250 Siberians become the first Native Americans

Did 250 Siberians become the first Native Americans?

A new analysis of DNA sequences suggests the Native American founding population that migrated from Siberia consisted of approximately 250 people. Despite numerous genetic studies...
How our ancestors with autistic traits led a revolution in Ice Age art

How our ancestors with autistic traits led a revolution in Ice Age art

The ability to focus on detail, a common trait among people with autism, allowed realism to flourish in Ice Age art, according to researchers...
Tyrannosaurus Rex Bone Proves Jurassic Park Will Never Exist

Tyrannosaurus Rex bone proves Jurassic Park will never exist

Paleontologists at the University of Manchester have definitively proven there will never be a Jurassic Park after re-analyzing collagen from a Tyrannosaurus rex bone discovered more...
Healthy Diet? That Depends on Your Genes

Healthy diet? That depends on your genes

A recently published Cornell University study describes how shifts in the diets of Europeans after the introduction of farming 10,000 years ago led to...
Oldest human fossil from Saudi Arabia discovered

Oldest human fossil from Saudi Arabia discovered

The first Homo sapiens fossil discovery from Saudi Arabia dates to 90,000 years ago during a time when the region’s deserts were replaced by...
Neanderthals cared for each other and survived into old age – new research

Neanderthals cared for each other and survived into old age – new research

When we think of Neanderthals, we often imagine these distant ancestors of ours to be rather brutish, dying at a young age and ultimately...

Neanderthals thought like we do

As early as 64,000 years ago Iberian Neanderthals created cave paintings At least 70,000 years ago Homo sapiens used perforated marine shells and color pigments. From...

Germany was covered by glaciers 450,000 years ago

New chronological data for the Middle Pleistocene glacial cycles push back the first glaciation and early human appearance in central Germany by about 100.000...