The lengthy and intimate association between dogs and humans has resulted in the genomes of both species evolving in parallel over the past 32,000 years.
Rapid climate change during the Middle Stone Age, between 80,000 and 40,000 years ago, sparked surges in cultural innovation in early modern human populations.
A new study shows how complex biochemical transformations may have been possible under conditions that existed when life began on the early Earth.
Archaeologist used new analysis techniques to shatter conventional ideas of how agriculture emerged.
Two fossil discoveries from the East African Rift reveal new information about the evolution of primates.
New research has revealed that the evolution of the complex, weight-bearing hips of walking animals from the basic hips of fish was a much simpler process than previously thought.
The tiniest bones in the human body– the bones of the middle ear– could provide huge clues about our evolution and the development of modern-day humans.
A recent research study has shed new light on the diet and food acquisition strategies of some the earliest human ancestors in Africa.
From Ireland to the Balkans, Europeans are basically one big family, closely related to one another for the past thousand years, according to a new study of the DNA of people from across the continent.
Research challenges the claim that humans were primarily responsible for the demise of the gigantic animals- called megafauna- and points the finger instead at climate change.
New research pushes back origins of agriculture in China by 12,000 years.
Tiny 1,900 million-year-old fossils from rocks around Lake Superior, Canada, give the first ever snapshot of organisms eating each other and suggest what the ancient Earth would have smelled like.
Researchers have solved the riddle of how one of Africa’s greatest civilizations survived a catastrophic drought which wiped out other famous dynasties.
A food study of the Scandinavian Stone Age has yielded evidence that fertilizers were used 5,000 years ago.
Researchers have found a way to restore and strengthen ancient, fragile silk fabrics using an enzyme-mediated reaction to fill in tiny cracks in the fibers.
A study challenges the two prevailing theories on how the ancient Maya civilization began, suggesting its origins are more complex than previously thought.
The effort to build Egypt's pyramids required industrial farming, cattle drives and tens of thousands of workers. Slaves and Martians were not part of the equation.
Ancient DNA recovered from a series of skeletons in central Germany— some of which are up to 7,500 years old— has been used to reconstruct the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe.
A Roman mausoleum is off-kilter, its massive building blocks have shifted and part of its pediment collapsed. Researchers believe this is evidence of an ancient 6.3 magnitude earthquake.
Persuasive new evidence supports the idea that some diamonds were formed from bacteria or algae on the ancient ocean floor.
Scientists have decoded the DNA of a celebrated "living fossil" fish, gaining new insights into how today's mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds evolved from a fish ancestor.
Scientists have provided knowledge about the chemical composition and potential bioavailability of nutritious compounds in a representative group of five colorful rice varieties.
According to a new study, our Australopithecus ancestors may have used different approaches to getting around on two feet.
A 190-million-year-old dinosaur bonebed has revealed for the first time how dinosaur embryos grew and developed in their eggs.
Research at an ancient Maya site is revealing how populations in more remote areas– the hinterland societies– built reservoirs to conserve water and turned to nature to purify their water supply.