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Eastern Africa’s oldest human fossils are more ancient than we realized
Ash traced back to an Ethiopian volcano suggests the remains are at least 233,000 years old.
Human ancestors had backbones that supported effortless walking and climbing
Another whopping find in the 'Cradle of Humankind.'
Ancient robots were objects of fantasy and fun
Artificial servants, autonomous killing machines, surveillance systems, and sex robots have been part of the human imagination for thousands of years.
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.
We finally know why we grow wisdom teeth as adults
Other primates have them too, but ours come in a lot later in life.
Ancient humans might have bred one of the scariest birds on the planet
It shows that hunter-gather societies possessed sophisticated knowledge of nature and animals.
These centuries-old tombs in Sudan are arranged in galaxy-like clusters
Both landscape and social dynamics influence where people were laid to rest.
Laughter is a key part of play for many animals
Laughing says, "I'm only play-biting you, not real-biting you."
What archaeologists got wrong about female statues, goddesses, and fertility
Our modern ways of understanding gender don’t always prevail in history.
Dire wolves are actually ice age mega-foxes
Think less Winterfell, more massive red fox.