Archaeology

A discovery of multiple toothpick grooves on teeth and signs of other manipulations by a Neanderthal of 130,000 years ago are evidence of a kind of prehistoric...
by University of Kansas
9:42am
6.29.2017
Deep incisions and drilled holes along the top of 10,000-year-old skulls at the famed Gobkeli Tepe site is proof there was a “skull cult” that existed before...
Senior Science Writer
|
3:28pm
6.28.2017
Advertisement
A joint expedition to explore the the ancient Egyptian city of Elkab has uncovered some previously unknown rock inscriptions, which include the earliest...
by Yale University
9:38am
6.26.2017
A new technique enabling archaeologists to distinguish between the bones of sheep and goats has been developed. The methodology could be a vital tool for...
by University of Sheffield
9:10am
6.26.2017
Skeletal evidence shows that, hundreds of years after the Roman Republic conquered most of the Mediterranean world, coastal communities in what is now south...
by North Carolina State University
2:35pm
6.21.2017
Advertisement
It is likely to be one of the oldest prosthetic devices in human history: Together with other experts, Egyptologists from the University of Basel have...
by University of Basel
2:28pm
6.20.2017
The two fossils from the Triassic Period are a cross between salamanders and wormlike "caecilians." Their discovery fills a significant gap in the evolutionary...
by University of Southern California
9:29am
6.20.2017
Advertisement
Mexico City was built on the ruins of the Aztec metropolis Tenochtitlan, destroyed by the conquistadores during the 16th century. Five centuries later, the...
Senior Science Writer
|
@SethAugenstein
9:54am
6.15.2017
A bird found in amber from the mid-Cretaceous period is approximately 100-million-years-old – and is among the best specimens ever discovered, according to a...
Senior Science Writer
|
@SethAugenstein
3:10pm
6.12.2017
Paleontologists investigating the sea bed off the coast of southern California have discovered a lost ecosystem that for thousands of years had nurtured...
by University of Chicago
2:38pm
6.9.2017
Advertisement
The fossils were found on Sakhalin Island in 1934 by a Japanese team on what was then Japanese territory. It was quickly named Nipponosaurus sachalinensis and...
Senior Science Writer
|
@SethAugenstein
10:20am
6.9.2017
The narrative of humanity’s beginnings came from a series of primates that gradually grew bigger brains in the crucible of East Africa over the course of...
Senior Science Writer
|
@SethAugenstein
3:44pm
6.8.2017
Advertisement
Archaeological digs in the Middle East have revealed the remains of ancient harvests that record how some of the world's earliest cities grew and developed.
by University of Oxford
9:35am
6.6.2017
Earth’s earliest primates dwelled in treetops, not on the ground, according to an analysis of a 62-million-year-old partial skeleton discovered in New Mexico...
by New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
2:31pm
6.2.2017
Scientists have pioneered a technique to directly date prehistoric rock paintings in southern Africa, which reveals dates much older than previously thought.
by University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
2:35pm
6.1.2017
Advertisement
The battlefield was legendary for its disorienting fog, which covered the forests of Saxony, and also for its Pyrrhic outcome. When the dead were counted,...
Senior Science Writer
|
@SethAugenstein
3:07pm
5.31.2017
From the waters of the Earth, creatures like arthropods and worms emerged, crawling and slithering, onto land. After these first evolutionary steps were taken...
Senior Science Writer
|
@SethAugenstein
10:09am
5.31.2017
Advertisement
Hunter-gatherers and farmers are usually thought about as two entirely different sets of people. But researchers show that in the area we now recognize as...
by Cell Press
2:17pm
5.25.2017
Societies in the Americas were complex and thrived millennia before the arrival of Europeans, according to a growing body of anthropological and genetic...
Senior Science Writer
|
@SethAugenstein
10:09am
5.25.2017
The common lineage of great apes and humans split several hundred thousand earlier than hitherto assumed, according to an international research team.
by University of Toronto
10:38am
5.23.2017
Advertisement
Two B-25 bombers associated with American servicemen missing in action from World War II were recently documented in the waters off Papua New Guinea by Project...
by University of California, San Diego
10:22am
5.23.2017
Archaeological excavations in a remote island cave off northwest Australia reveal incredible details of the early use by people of the continent’s now-...
by The Conversation
10:00am
5.19.2017
Advertisement
How do you re-create specific environments from millions of years ago to understand where our ancient ancestors lived? Paleoanthropologists use animal fossils...
by Arizona State University
9:06am
5.16.2017
An ancient sink hole in eastern Tennessee holds the clues to an important transitional time in the evolutionary history of snakes. Among the fossilized...
by University of Pennsylvania
2:39pm
5.12.2017
Probing deeper into the cave system known as Rising Star, a subterranian maze that last year yielded the largest cache of hominin fossils known to science,...
by University of Wisconsin-Madison
9:12am
5.9.2017
Advertisement
Four years ago, teams doing some minor roadwork dug into the clay on campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. They found 66 coffins buried from...
Senior Science Writer
|
@SethAugenstein
10:17am
5.8.2017
One hundred years ago, thousands of British and Australian troops trained with shovels and explosives along a miles-long network of trenches in the Salisbury...
Senior Science Writer
|
@SethAugenstein
3:04pm
5.4.2017
Advertisement
One of the last dinosaurs living in Africa before their extinction 66 million years ago has been discovered in a phosphate mine in Morocco. A study suggests...
by University of Bath
9:39am
5.4.2017
A new study of the bony head-crests of male gorillas could provide some of the first clues about the social structures of our extinct human relatives,...
by Australian National University
2:47pm
5.3.2017
Scientists have re-examined an overlooked museum fossil and discovered that it is the earliest member of the titanosauriform family of dinosaurs.The fossil,...
by Imperial College London
9:52am
5.2.2017
Advertisement