Ancient Hominins Australopithecus

Were Ancient Hominins Hearing Sounds Differently Than Modern Humans?

By | 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.

Jaw found in Jamestown

Evidence Of Cannibalism At Jamestown Unearthed By Smithsonian Anthropologist

By | 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.

skull

Archaeologists Discover 150 Skulls from Largest Mass Human Sacrifice in Meso-America

By | Mon, 01/28/2013 - 18:42

An excavation in Mexico has led to the discovery of troves of human skulls.

chocolate

1,200-Year-Old Bowls Show Earliest Traces of Chocolate in North America

By | 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.

teratoma

1,600-Year-Old Skeleton Provides Oldest Example of Tooth-Filled Tumor

By | Wed, 01/23/2013 - 09:19

A skeleton in Spain has provided archaeologists with a bizarre sight: a tumor with four teeth inside.

Relitto del Pozzino

Modern Medicine Has Roots in 2,200-Year-Old Tuscan Shipwreck

By | 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.

turkey, alcohol

Humans Have Been Drinking Alcohol for at Least 11,000 Years

By | 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.

2,000-Year-Old Roman Theater Discovered in the Backyard of a British Archeological School

By | 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.

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Ancient Bones Show That Caring for the Disabled Is as Old as Society Itself

By | 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.

skull

Astonishing Alien-Like Skulls Discovered in Ancient Mexican Cemetery

By | 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.

cheese

Humans Have Been Eating Cheese for at Least 7,500 Years

By | 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.

China

Ancient Palace of China's First Emperor Unearthed by Archaeologists

By | 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.

dinosaur, nyasasaurus

Oldest Dinosaur Yet Was Found in Museum Storeroom

By | Wed, 12/05/2012 - 10:53

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.

seafood

Genetic Analysis Reveals Early Sicilians Did Not Have a Taste for Seafood

By | 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.

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Virtual Autopsy of Mummy Reveals Clues About 5,500-Year-Old Murder Mystery

By | 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.

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