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What are frankincense and myrrh, anyway?
The history and mystery of these botanicals go way beyond the Magi.
The biggest ancient city you’ve probably never heard of is in Illinois
The Cahokia Mounds offer a glimpse of one of the Americas' most powerful societies.
This 120-million-year-old bird may have been one of the first to shake its tail feathers
The magpie-sized Yuanchuavis probably wasn’t a strong flyer, but it did dress to impress.
A female hunter’s remains hint at more fluid gender roles in the early Americas
The 9,000-year-old remains of a woman were found buried with hunting tools in the Andes.
Dinosaurs may have evolved into birds, but early flights didn’t go so well
These wee winged creatures flew more like chickens than eagles.
These insects preserved in amber are still glowing 99 million years later
The fossilized insects are a rare find for paleontologists.
Crocodiles’ ancient ancestors may have walked on two legs
Footprints in South Korea show a distinctive bipedal gait.
Meet the Azawakh, the latest breed to enter the Westminster Dog Show
Get to know the smart, loyal, and graceful ancient breed.
To remain hidden, these beetles sparkle like jewels
A prehistoric beetle got caught in a sticky situation. Millions of years later, it’s helping scientists understand the first flowers.
A 50-million-year-old school of fish is etched forever in this rare fossil
Megapixels: The ancient rock offers a glimpse of how this freshwater species behaved in unison.