archaeology
Behind the <em>H. naledi</em> Find
Behind the H. naledi Find
The Scientist Staff | Sep 10, 2015
See scientists at work near the site where a new Homo species was recently found.
Ancient DNA Elucidates Basque Origins
Ancient DNA Elucidates Basque Origins
Bob Grant | Sep 9, 2015
Researchers find that the people of northern Spain and southern France are an amalgam of early Iberian farmers and local hunters.
TB over Time
TB over Time
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2015
Eighteenth-century DNA sequences yield insights into the history of tuberculosis infections.
TB Traces
TB Traces
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2015
Take a trip to the mummy museum in Vác, Hungary, to see the human remains that helped researchers learn more about the origins of tuberculosis in Europe.
Oldest Stone Tools Discovered
Oldest Stone Tools Discovered
Bob Grant | May 26, 2015
Researchers unearth 3.3 million-year-old stone flakes in Kenya, forcing a reimagining of the emergence of such technologies in the ancestors of humans.
Researchers Unearth Cervantes’s Tomb
Researchers Unearth Cervantes’s Tomb
Bob Grant | Mar 19, 2015
A convent in Madrid may contain some of the Spanish literary giant’s remains, forensic experts say.
Corn Chronicle
Corn Chronicle
Molly Sharlach | Jan 8, 2015
A genetic analysis of ancient and modern maize clarifies the crop’s checkered domestication history.
Oldest Abstract Etching Yet Found
Oldest Abstract Etching Yet Found
Kerry Grens | Dec 5, 2014
Archaeologists report that a shell with geometric engravings was carved by a Homo erectus hundreds of thousands of years ago.
Barley Key to Mankind’s Alpine Incursion
Barley Key to Mankind’s Alpine Incursion
Bob Grant | Nov 24, 2014
The cold-tolerant cereal crop allowed humans to live and farm higher than ever starting more than 3,000 years ago.
<em>The Scientist</em> on The Pulse #3
The Scientist on The Pulse #3
Kerry Grens | Jan 28, 2014
Kerry Grens chats about ancient tooth decay, asthma, and fat cells.