Archaeology

New archaeological evidence throws light on efforts to resist 'the living dead'

New archaeological evidence throws light on efforts to resist ‘the living dead’

A new scientific study of medieval human bones, excavated from a deserted English village, suggests the corpses they came from were burnt and mutilated. Researchers...
Rock exposed in World War I trenches offers new fossil find

Rock exposed in World War I trenches offers new fossil find

An unusual fossil find is giving scientists new ideas about how some of the earliest animals on Earth came to dominate the world's oceans. An...
Researchers uncover prehistoric art and ornaments from Indonesian 'Ice Age'

Researchers uncover prehistoric art and ornaments from Indonesian ‘Ice Age’

Researchers have shed new light on 'Ice Age' human culture and symbolism in a paper published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). "Scientists...
Monkey business produces rare preserved blood in amber fossils

Monkey business produces rare preserved blood in amber fossils

Two monkeys grooming each other about 20-30 million years ago may have helped produce a remarkable new find - the first fossilized red blood...
Tyrannosaurs show their sensitive side

Tyrannosaurs show their sensitive side

A team of researchers has found a new species of tyrannosaur dinosaur -- the most popular of the prehistoric creatures. After the fossils were pulled...
Male or female? Scientist challenges evidence of sex differences among dinosaurs

Male or female? Scientist challenges evidence of sex differences among dinosaurs

A paleontologist at the Canadian Museum of Nature is countering decades of studies that assert that some dinosaurs can be identified as male or...
Egyptian ritual images from the Neolithic period

Egyptian ritual images from the Neolithic period

Egyptologists at the University of Bonn discovered rock art from the 4th millennium BC during an excavation at a necropolis near Aswan in Egypt. The...
Huns and settlers may have cooperated on the frontier of Roman Empire

Huns and settlers may have cooperated on the frontier of Roman Empire

Analysis of isotopes in bones and teeth from fifth-century cemeteries suggests that nomadic Huns and Pannonian settlers on the frontier of Roman Empire may...
Courtship behavior trapped in 100-million-year-old amber

Courtship behavior trapped in 100-million-year-old amber

Courtship behaviors, frequent among modern insects, have left extremely rare fossil traces. In odonates, the male must persuade the female to mate in tandem and...
Human Skull Evolved Along with Two-Legged Walking

Human skull evolved along with two-legged walking

The evolution of bipedalism in fossil humans can be detected using a key feature of the skull -- a claim that was previously contested...