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Bobby Bascomb | Sep 10, 2015
, an ancient human ancestor of unknown age that may have buried its dead.
Staff | Sep 10, 2015
See scientists at work near the site where a new
species was recently found.
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
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2015
Eighteenth-century DNA sequences yield insights into the history of tuberculosis infections.
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
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
Bob Grant | Mar 19, 2015
A convent in Madrid may contain some of the Spanish literary giant’s remains, forensic experts say.
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
Kerry Grens | Dec 5, 2014
Archaeologists report that a shell with geometric engravings was carved by a
hundreds of thousands of years ago.
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.