Archaeology

Elim mosaic detail, Huqoq Excavation Project.

Newly-discovered 1,600-year-old mosaic sheds light on ancient Judaism

Scientists find the first ancient Jewish depiction of the Elim episode from the biblical book of Exodus. For nine years running, Carolina professor Jodi Magness...
Scientists discover Neanderthals used resin 'glue' to craft their stone tools

Scientists discover Neanderthals used resin ‘glue’ to craft their stone tools

Archaeologists working in two Italian caves have discovered some of the earliest known examples of ancient humans using an adhesive on their stone tools—an...
Amber lump offers rare glimpse of ancient sea life

Amber ammonite offers rare glimpse of ancient sea life

The discovery of a 100-million-year-old ammonite—a distant relative of modern squid and octopuses—in amber is significant and surprising, researchers say. Scientists say the lump of...
Ancient supernovae prompted human ancestors to walk upright

Ancient supernovae prompted human ancestors to walk upright

Supernovae bombarded Earth with cosmic energy starting as many as 8 million years ago, with a peak some 2.6 million years ago. This initiated an...
This prehistoric burial mound used for 2,000 years

This prehistoric burial mound re-used for 2,000 years

Researchers have found evidence that an unremarkable prehistoric burial mound near Bordeaux, in southwest France, was re-used by locals for around 2,000 years. The researchers...
Human ancestors could live on the ground, not just on trees

Human ancestors could live on the ground, not just on trees

In a new study, a scientist has discovered that human ancestors could live on the ground, not just on trees. He found that African apes...
Scientists discover family graves in European Stone Age

Scientists discover family graves in European Stone Age

In a new study, researchers have discovered family graves in the European Stone Age. They found the kin relationships among Stone Age individuals buried in...
Scientists discover remains of new species of early human

Scientists discover remains of new species of early human

In a new study, scientists have discovered the remains of a new species of human in the Philippines. The findings show that the region was...
Scientists find biggest Tyrannosaurus rex in the world

Scientists find biggest Tyrannosaurus rex in the world

In a new study, scientists have discovered the world's biggest Tyrannosaurus rex. They also found the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada. The research was...
This 520 million-year-old fossil show origins of comb jellies

This 520 million-year-old fossil shows origins of comb jellies

In a new study, researchers discover a half-a-billion-year-old fossil. The new fossil shows comb jellies have a strong resemblance with other sea-floor dwelling creatures. The discovery...

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