Ancient DNA Traces History of South Asians
Ancient DNA Traces History of South Asians
Modern-day populations in India descend from a mixture of peoples living thousands of years ago in South and Central Asia, including the Bronze-Age Indus Valley Civilization, two studies reveal.
Ancient DNA Traces History of South Asians
Ancient DNA Traces History of South Asians

Modern-day populations in India descend from a mixture of peoples living thousands of years ago in South and Central Asia, including the Bronze-Age Indus Valley Civilization, two studies reveal.

Modern-day populations in India descend from a mixture of peoples living thousands of years ago in South and Central Asia, including the Bronze-Age Indus Valley Civilization, two studies reveal.

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Image of the Day: Ancient Footprints
Image of the Day: Ancient Footprints
Emily Makowski | Sep 10, 2019
A discovery of Neanderthal footprints reveals insights into the hominin’s social structure.
Artifacts Found in North America Suggest Humans Came By Sea
Artifacts Found in North America Suggest Humans Came By Sea
Chia-Yi Hou | Aug 29, 2019
Dating back to 16,000 years, items from a dig site in Idaho point to the first settlers arriving by a Pacific coastal route rather than by an ice-free land bridge from Siberia.
Caution Urged for Comparing Ancient and Modern Humans’ Oral Microbes
Caution Urged for Comparing Ancient and Modern Humans’ Oral Microbes
Alejandra Manjarrez | Aug 7, 2019
Microbial species that are commonly associated with oral diseases in modern humans are unreliable proxies for determining tooth health status in ancient samples, a new study finds.
Image of the Day: Digital Adaptation
Image of the Day: Digital Adaptation
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 15, 2019
A bird leg with one super-long toe is something paleontologists say they’ve never seen before.
Parasites in Ancient Poo Reflect Neolithic Settlers’ Lifestyle
Parasites in Ancient Poo Reflect Neolithic Settlers’ Lifestyle
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 21, 2019
From an excavation of a site called Çatalhöyük, in modern-day Turkey, scientists recover preserved whipworm eggs—a sign of settling down and living in close quarters.
Ancient Wooden Pots from China Contain Cannabis Residue
Ancient Wooden Pots from China Contain Cannabis Residue
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 12, 2019
A brazier and charred stones, thought to be part of burial ceremonies, preserve signs that people used the drug thousands of years ago.
Ancient Genomes Reveal Clues About Native Americans’ Past
Ancient Genomes Reveal Clues About Native Americans’ Past
Jef Akst | Jun 6, 2019
Sequences from dozens of ancient remains from Siberia reveal the closest ancient relative of Native Americans found outside of North America.
Image of the Day: Time Stamps
Image of the Day: Time Stamps
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 4, 2019
Archeologists study the fingerprints left on 1,000-year-old pottery to understand the artists’ contributions.
<em>Australopithecus sediba</em> Not Likely Humans&rsquo; Ancestor: Study
Australopithecus sediba Not Likely Humans’ Ancestor: Study
Kerry Grens | May 9, 2019
The fossil record for the ancient hominin A. sediba is younger than that of Homo, a “highly unlikely” scenario for a direct lineage.