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Image of the Day: Pompeiian Horse
Staff | May 24, 2018
Archaeologists unearthed the remains in a farm north of the doomed Italian city.
Fossil Pushes Back Date of Human Migration from Africa
Jim Daley | Apr 9, 2018
An 88,000-year-old finger bone places human ancestors in Arabia earlier than previously believed.
Scientists in Chile Protest Mummy Study
Jim Daley | Mar 29, 2018
The Chilean government contends that the remains of a mummified fetus, recently sequenced by US researchers, were exhumed illegally.
Image of the Day: Pleistocene Footprints
Staff | Mar 29, 2018
Researchers find impressions left by a human some 13,000 years ago in British Columbia.
Study Digs into Sexual Harassment During Fieldwork
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 17, 2017
Ambiguous rules and absent consequences are linked to harassment.
DNA Analysis Throws New Light on the 1845 Franklin Arctic Expedition
Catherine Offord | Aug 3, 2017
Anthropologists make use of forensic science to delve into historical mysteries.
Paper Suggesting Major Revision to Human Migration Stirs Debate
Bob Grant | Apr 27, 2017
Scientists are criticizing the claim that hominins were in North America more than 100,000 years earlier than the currently accepted estimation.
Another New Timeline for
Tracy Vence | Apr 27, 2017
The ancient human may have lived around 200,000 to 300,000 years ago—much more recently than previously estimated.
Monkey Tools and Early Human Ingenuity
Bob Grant | Oct 25, 2016
Wild capuchin monkeys in Brazil produce sharp stone flakes by accident, causing some researchers to suggest a rethink of the beginnings of human tool use.
Ben Andrew Henry | Sep 19, 2016
Molecules extracted from 3.8 million-year-old ostrich eggshells appear to break the record for oldest preserved proteins.