Anthropology

Europe's Oldest Battlefield Yields Clues to Fighters' Identities

At Europe's oldest battlefield, archaeologists found new clues about who fought on the skeleton-strewn grounds some 3,250 years ago.<p>Starting in the …

Archaeology

Ancient Teeth Found Comes from Mystery Primate

Two well-preserved teeth recovered from sediments in Germany offer intriguing clues to how some of our distant primate relatives eked out a living in …

Humanity

Fossilized teeth dating back 9.7 million years could 'rewrite' human history

Dental remains discovered by German paleontologists who were sifting through gravel and sand in a former bed of the Rhine River could potentially lead to a “rewriting” of human history.<p>The fossilized remains of what are believed to be great ape teeth, an upper right first molar and an upper left …

Evolution

Signs of Ritual Violence Discovered on Ancient Skeletons From a Peruvian Civilisation

They suffered blows to the head.<p>Skeletal remains uncovered from a ritual platform in the Peruvian highlands at the site now known as Pacopampa show …

Science

After 87 Years At The Smithsonian, Bones Of Alaska Natives Returned And Reburied

Anthropologists once excavated the graves of thousands of Native Americans. Now museums in the U.S. are slowly working to return those remains and funerary objects to tribes.<p>A village in southwest Alaska recently reburied 24 of their ancestors who had been excavated by a Smithsonian anthropologist …

News (U.S.)

Some Archaeological Dating can be as Simple as Flipping a Coin

“A coin? You found a coin in your square? Why didn’t you tell me?!” I asked Allie.<p>Alexandra Castellanos, Halie Adams, and Jake Marchman had been …

Archaeology

Here is what DNA scientists claim about Cherokees descent and it’s not what you think! – Native American News

“The Cherokees have lived in the Southeastern United States for over 10,000 years.Cherokees developedand cultivated corn, beans and squash – “the …

Humanity

Genome of 40,000-Year-Old "Tianyuan Man" Analyzed

BEIJING, CHINA—According to a report in <i>Science Magazine</i>, scientists led by Qiaomei Fu of the Molecular Paleontology Lab at the Chinese Academy of …

Humanity

Research sheds new light on early turquoise mining in Southwest

Turquoise is an icon of the desert Southwest, with enduring cultural significance, especially for Native American communities. Yet, relatively little …

History

Robyn Gardner's Sister To Have Human Bone Found In Aruba DNA-Tested

The bone was found during a recent search for Natalee Holloway.<p>Scientists soon will be able to compare DNA extracted from a human bone, found during an investigation into the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway, to missing Maryland native Robyn Gardner.<p>“I am going to submit my DNA in the …

News (U.S.)

When Wealth Inequality Arose

We’ve heard how great times used to be, and I don’t mean in 1950s America. For eons, our hunter-gatherer ancestors shared their spoils with one …

Culture

Ancient Fossilised Teeth Could Do A 'Back To The Future' And 'Rewrite Human History'

A set of fossilised teeth found by archaeologists in Germany have the potential to completely 'rewrite' history as we know it.<p>The teeth, belonging to …

Humanity

Scientists battle over whether violence has declined over time

People are no more violent in small-scale societies than in states, researchers contend.

Humanity

When bacteria tell a story: tracing Indigenous Australian ochre sources via microbial 'fingerprinting'

We have found a new method for pinpointing the geological origins of ochre found in Indigenous Australian artefacts.<p>The technique relies on RNA (a …

Humanity

Your Bones Live On Without You

The human skeleton inspires wonder and terror because it lasts much longer than its owner. An Object Lesson.<p>A skeleton is a human being in its most naked form. A life stripped down to its essence. As the foundation of our bodies—indeed, of our very being—skeletons provoke equal measures of …

Humanity

Sabre-toothed cats prowled Europe 200,000 years after supposedly going extinct

Ancient-DNA analysis also suggests a surprising connection with sabretooths in North America.<p>Sabre-toothed cats existed in Europe for hundreds of …

Humanity

Neanderthal Genes Influence A Lot More Of Our Behavior Than We Realize

Everything from the way we look to the way we sleep could be affected by their DNA.<p>Neanderthal DNA could influence your skin tone, hair color, sleep patterns, mood and even smoking behavior, a new study finds.<p>The finding sheds light on the role Neanderthal genetic variants play in modern human …

Humanity

Was the agricultural revolution the greatest blunder in human history?

12,000 years ago the first farming communities emerged, fundamentally altering the history of our species.<p>Twelve thousand years ago everybody lived …

Humanity

Native American Secrets Lie Buried in Huge Shell Mounds

DAMARISCOTTA, Me. — Alice Kelley stood on the bank of a tidal river, next to a grassy bluff dotted with apple trees. This is not just a scenic spot: Hidden beneath the grass is a massive pile of oyster shells left by Native Americans. And hidden among those shells are rich, detailed stories …

Archaeology

Study Points To Prehistoric Social Networks For Relationships

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — About 34,000 years before Tinder, OKCupid and Match.com, prehistoric humans had social networks of their own to find new …

Humanity

Connecting With Our Paleolithic Ancestors

I watched a documentary the other night about the 30,000-year-old paintings found in Chauvet Cave in southern France that contains some of the oldest …

Humanity

Queens of the Stone Age Announce New Tour Dates for North America

After posting numerous tweets with photos of venues captioned "MORE. TO. COME.," Queens of the Stone Age have announced they'll make another North …

Queens of the Stone Age

This jaw bone bolsters the case for human contact with saber-toothed cats in Europe

Genetic analysis adds evidence for a later extinction date there for the giant predators

Humanity

Black Death spread to sub-Saharan Africa, researcher finds

After three years of work, Gérard Chouin is adamant that the medieval-era bubonic plague epidemic, the Black Death, spread to Sub-Saharan Africa and …

Medieval

Whales and dolphins have rich cultures – and could hold clues to what makes humans so advanced

Humans are like no other species. We have constructed stratified states, colonised nearly every habitat on Earth and we’re now looking to move to …

The Brain

Tracing the origin of Indonesian people through genetics

<i>To mark Wallacea Week, a series of public lectures and exhibition on the Wallacea region of Indonesia, The Conversation presents a series of analysis</i> …

Humanity

Mysterious Skeletons Bearing Horrific Injuries Show Early Ritual Violence in the Andes

Archaeologists examined the remains of over 100 individuals.

History

New Light Shed On Easter Island's Mysterious People

Easter Island has long captured our imagination and curiosity, a place where ancient populations lived, thrived, then disappeared. New samples taken from the inhabitants on Easter Island shed light on their ancestry and contact with other populations.<p>Through the use of paleogenomic research, a team …

Humanity

40,000-Year-Old Chinese Man's Genome Points To Diverse Genetic Landscape Between Europeans, Asians

Advanced genome analysis of a man that died in the Tianyuan Cave near Beijing 40,000 years ago has shed more light on the early Asian …

Humanity

The Telegram

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Humanity