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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, … Continued
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 … Continued
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 … Continued