Image of the Day: Skeleton LakeImage of the Day: Skeleton Lake
Image of the Day: Skeleton Lake
Human remains around Roopkund Lake in India bear South Asian, East Asian, and Mediterranean ancestry.
Image of the Day: Skeleton Lake
Image of the Day: Skeleton Lake

Human remains around Roopkund Lake in India bear South Asian, East Asian, and Mediterranean ancestry.

Human remains around Roopkund Lake in India bear South Asian, East Asian, and Mediterranean ancestry.

paleontology
Image of the Day: Fossilized Eyes
Image of the Day: Fossilized Eyes
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 20, 2019
Both modern and ancient crane fly eyes contain eumelanin, a light-screening pigment.
Caution Urged for Comparing Ancient and Modern Humans’ Oral Microbes
Caution Urged for Comparing Ancient and Modern Humans’ Oral Microbes
Alejandra Manjarrez | Aug 7, 2019
Microbial species that are commonly associated with oral diseases in modern humans are unreliable proxies for determining tooth health status in ancient samples, a new study finds.
Image of the Day: Digital Adaptation
Image of the Day: Digital Adaptation
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 15, 2019
A bird leg with one super-long toe is something paleontologists say they’ve never seen before.
Who Owns the ‘Dueling Dinos’? Montana Supreme Court To Decide
Who Owns the ‘Dueling Dinos’? Montana Supreme Court To Decide
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 11, 2019
The answer has broad implications for paleontology research—and maybe for museum collections, too.
Image of the Day: Murder Mystery
Image of the Day: Murder Mystery
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 5, 2019
Head wounds in the fossilized skull of a Paleolithic man suggest foul play.
Fossilized Dino Bones Are Home to Diverse Microbial Communities
Fossilized Dino Bones Are Home to Diverse Microbial Communities
Catherine Offord | Jun 28, 2019
A study fails to detect ancient proteins among the microbes, adding to the debate about whether peptides can survive tens of millions of years underground.
Parasites in Ancient Poo Reflect Neolithic Settlers’ Lifestyle
Parasites in Ancient Poo Reflect Neolithic Settlers’ Lifestyle
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 21, 2019
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.
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.