By Ashik Siddique | May 14, 2013 12:17 AM EDT
The oldest fossil hominin ear bones ever found show partly modern human features—our ancient Australopithecus and Paranthropus ancestors had hearing abilities somewhere between ours and those of modern apes.
By Christie Rizk | May 01, 2013 03:43 PM EDT
The Jamestown settlers may have cannibalized some of their own people to keep from starving, according to new evidence found at a recent excavation.
By Makini Brice | Jan 28, 2013 06:42 PM EST
An excavation in Mexico has led to the discovery of troves of human skulls.
By Makini Brice | Jan 24, 2013 01:21 PM EST
People all around the world enjoy chocolate these days, but in the eighth century anthropologists expected that the only people who would have access to the sweet would be the Mesoamerican people in the tropics, where the plant is grown.
By Makini Brice | Jan 23, 2013 09:19 AM EST
A skeleton in Spain has provided archaeologists with a bizarre sight: a tumor with four teeth inside.
By Makini Brice | Jan 08, 2013 12:18 PM EST
The finding of a shipwreck discovered off the coast of Tuscany indicates that our ancestors knew a thing or two about medicine.
By Makini Brice | Dec 31, 2012 05:27 PM EST
People have been drinking alcohol in social settings for at least as early as the dawn of civilization, stretching back to around 11,000 years ago.
By Christine Hsu | Dec 28, 2012 12:54 PM EST
British researchers have uncovered the remains of a 2,000 year-old Roman theater in the back yard of an archeology school.
By Makini Brice | Dec 21, 2012 03:21 PM EST
A growing pool of archaeologists are finding evidence that, even in ancient times, humans have banded together in order to take care of severely ailing and disabled people.
By Christine Hsu | Dec 19, 2012 10:10 AM EST
Archeologists excavating an ancient, thousand-year-old pre-Hispanic cemetery near a small Mexican village of Onavas have uncovered a series of astonishing alien-like skulls of people who have suffered cranial deformation.
By Makini Brice | Dec 13, 2012 10:25 AM EST
Researchers have found conclusive evidence for the first time that humans have been making cheese since the 6th millennium BC.
By Christine Hsu | Dec 07, 2012 08:32 AM EST
Archaeologists have uncovered the palace of Qin Shi Huang, China's first feudal emperor, famous for the terracotta warrior army guarding his tomb.
By Makini Brice | Dec 05, 2012 10:53 AM EST
Researchers have discovered what they believe to be the oldest dinosaur found yet, or at the very least, a close relative of the extinct animals.
By Christine Hsu | Nov 29, 2012 04:05 PM EST
Genetic and chemical analyses of ancient skeletal remains of the first human settlers of Sicily revealed that despite living next to the sea, they weren't so keen on seafood.
By Makini Brice | Nov 20, 2012 05:45 PM EST
The ancient Egyptian mummy officially named the Gebelein Man is one of the best-preserved mummies in the world.