By Ashik Siddique | Tue, 05/14/2013 - 00:17
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 | Wed, 05/01/2013 - 15:43
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 | Mon, 01/28/2013 - 18:42
An excavation in Mexico has led to the discovery of troves of human skulls.
By Makini Brice | Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:21
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 | Wed, 01/23/2013 - 09:19
A skeleton in Spain has provided archaeologists with a bizarre sight: a tumor with four teeth inside.
By Makini Brice | Tue, 01/08/2013 - 12:18
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 | Mon, 12/31/2012 - 17:27
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 | Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:54
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 | Fri, 12/21/2012 - 15:21
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 | Wed, 12/19/2012 - 10:10
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 | Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:25
Researchers have found conclusive evidence for the first time that humans have been making cheese since the 6th millennium BC.
By Christine Hsu | Fri, 12/07/2012 - 08:32
Archaeologists have uncovered the palace of Qin Shi Huang, China's first feudal emperor, famous for the terracotta warrior army guarding his tomb.
By Christine Hsu | Thu, 11/29/2012 - 16:05
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 | Tue, 11/20/2012 - 17:45
The ancient Egyptian mummy officially named the Gebelein Man is one of the best-preserved mummies in the world.