Parasites in Ancient Poo Reflect Neolithic Settlers’ Lifestyle
Parasites in Ancient Poo Reflect Neolithic Settlers’ Lifestyle
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.
Parasites in Ancient Poo Reflect Neolithic Settlers’ Lifestyle
Parasites in Ancient Poo Reflect Neolithic Settlers’ Lifestyle

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.

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.

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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.
Image of the Day: Fossilized Motion
Image of the Day: Fossilized Motion
Chia-Yi Hou | May 29, 2019
A fossil of a school of fish from the Eocene appears to represent coordinated collective movement.
Fossilized Fungus Dates Back 1 Billion Years Ago
Fossilized Fungus Dates Back 1 Billion Years Ago
Chia-Yi Hou | May 22, 2019
Paleontologists find microscopic fungi in Arctic Canada that is reported to be about twice as old as the previously oldest known fossils of fungi.
Image of the Day: Fossil Footprints
Image of the Day: Fossil Footprints
Chia-Yi Hou | May 21, 2019
Paleontologists find tracks from a four-footed animal thought to be of an Ichniotherium species in the Grand Canyon.
Neanderthals and Modern Humans Diverged Earlier than Thought: Study
Neanderthals and Modern Humans Diverged Earlier than Thought: Study
Chia-Yi Hou | May 15, 2019
Fossil records show that the most recent shared ancestor with modern humans may have lived at least 800,000 years ago.
<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.
Image of the Day: Bat-like Wings
Image of the Day: Bat-like Wings
Chia-Yi Hou | May 9, 2019
Paleontologists find a fossil of a dinosaur, Ambopteryx longibrachium, with membranous wings, in China.