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Crystals and eggshells tell a 105,000-year-old story of humans in the Kalahari Desert
The artifacts suggest early people didn't just live on the African coasts.
This ancient hypercarnivore had three sets of razor-sharp teeth
A paleontologist found the giant fossil in a drawer on this lunch break.
Ancient poop is helping archaeologists understand a midwestern city’s demise
The forensic feces files
The weirdest things we learned this week: birthing rabbits, gruesome taxidermy, and the Parthenon’s best-kept secret
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Scientists shine light on the origin of a mysterious ancient amulet
The simple amulet is the oldest known example of a shift in metalworking
This Mud Could Revolutionize How Scientists Study The Past
New radiocarbon measurements from the silty bottom of a Japanese lake could help scientists pinpoint when Neanderthals died out.
Russian Scientists Grow Pleistocene-Era Plants From Seeds Buried By Squirrels 30,000 Years Ago
On the frozen edge of the Kolyma River in northeastern Siberia, in an ancient pantry harboring seeds and other stores,...
National Science Foundation Is Studying Grecian Urns To Make Better Spacecraft
Upon examining a piece of Attic pottery, certain words may come to mind: “Beauty is truth, truth beauty” — and...
Geologists Pinpoint Welsh Quarry as Source of Stonehenge’s Oldest Stones
Stonehenge's inner circle came from a site 160 miles away in Wales
Ancient Portable Tool Kit Shows Humans Settled North America Much Earlier Than Scientists Thought
A prehistoric mobile toolkit buried in milky creek sediments in central Texas shows humans first settled North America 2,500 years...