Rat Remains Reveal Landscape Changes Wrought by Human Settlement of Polynesia
Rat Remains Reveal Landscape Changes Wrought by Human Settlement of Polynesia
Isotope changes in the bones demonstrate a similar pattern across far-flung islands.
Rat Remains Reveal Landscape Changes Wrought by Human Settlement of Polynesia
Rat Remains Reveal Landscape Changes Wrought by Human Settlement of Polynesia

Isotope changes in the bones demonstrate a similar pattern across far-flung islands.

Isotope changes in the bones demonstrate a similar pattern across far-flung islands.

archaeology
Image of the Day: Pompeiian Horse
Image of the Day: Pompeiian Horse
The Scientist Staff | May 24, 2018
Archaeologists unearthed the remains in a farm north of the doomed Italian city.
<em>Homo Sapiens</em> Fossil Pushes Back Date of Human Migration from Africa
Homo Sapiens 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
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
Image of the Day: Pleistocene Footprints
The Scientist 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
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
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
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 <em>Homo naledi</em>
Another New Timeline for Homo naledi
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
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.