Both landscape and social dynamics influence where people were laid to rest.
Hernando de Soto's expedition ultimately failed, but they left an almost literal trail of breadcrumbs in their wake.
The 51,000-year-old carved bone suggests Neanderthals not only made simple tools, but art, too.
It turns out the bubonic plague wasn't nearly as contagious—or gruesome—in the Neolithic era.
Scientists in the field disagree about whether this represents an entirely new species, but it's exciting no matter what.
Experts are digging into the ethics of turning thousands-year-old corpses into attractions.
New animal bones discovered in Coxcatlan Cave may push back the arrival date, but the evidence is still unclear.
The three-year-old was buried with deliberate care.
This cryptic megalithic site is thousands of years old, but its origin story is still not fully known.
The artifacts suggest early people didn't just live on the African coasts.
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