Image of the Day: Digital Adaptation
Image of the Day: Digital Adaptation
A bird leg with one super-long toe is something paleontologists say they’ve never seen before.
Image of the Day: Digital Adaptation
Image of the Day: Digital Adaptation

A bird leg with one super-long toe is something paleontologists say they’ve never seen before.

A bird leg with one super-long toe is something paleontologists say they’ve never seen before.

archaeology
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.
Archaeologists Ask Society for Harassment Policy Change
Archaeologists Ask Society for Harassment Policy Change
Kerry Grens | Apr 16, 2019
Researchers want to avoid a situation from last week in which a professor, banned from his university for substantiated sexual misconduct claims, showed up at the Society for American Archaeology conference.
An Archaeology Meeting Finds Itself in the Middle of #MeTooSTEM
An Archaeology Meeting Finds Itself in the Middle of #MeTooSTEM
Kerry Grens | Apr 12, 2019
A reporter, slated to speak about sexual harassment, is banned from the Society for American Archaeology conference after he confronts an accused sexual harasser in attendance.
New Species of Human, <em>Homo</em> <em>luzonensis,</em> Identified in the Philippines
New Species of Human, Homo luzonensis, Identified in the Philippines
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 10, 2019
Thirteen hominin bones found in a cave are so unique that archaeologists have determined they stem from a distinct hominin species, although others question whether the researchers have enough evidence.
Modern Human Activities Muddle Analyses of Prehistoric Migrations
Modern Human Activities Muddle Analyses of Prehistoric Migrations
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 22, 2019
Agriculture and other land uses can distort the levels of an earth mineral marker used to map the origins and movements of ancient humans and animals, a new study finds.