Cave art link to Australia’s first people
Scientists uncover important stencils in Timor-Leste.
Outlines of human hands painted in a Timor-Leste cave might be from the time of the last Ice Age, possibly offering i...
Neanderthals ate brain food from the sea
And they relied on it as much as early humans.
Neanderthals were quite the foodies, it seems, as their diets included not only hunted animals and plant foods, but a...
New clues to New Guinea’s past
Artefacts suggest Neolithic era ushered in social change.
Artefacts uncovered in the highlands of what is now Papua New Guinea (PNG) reveal a shift in human behaviour between ...
An ancient mantis-man
Researchers uncover part man, part mantis petroglyph in Iran.
A unique rock carving found in the Teymareh rock art site (Khomein county) in Central Iran has been described as part...
Prehistoric structure of mammoth bones
Discovery offers more clues to survival in the Ice Age.
Archaeologists have gingerly unearthed buried remains of mammoth bones used to make a circular structure in the Russi...
Indonesian rocks show ubiquity of ancient art
Pocket-sized rock art found in cave a first for Southeast Asia.
Two pocket-sized stone artworks found in an ancient pile of Indonesian cave rubbish have put the out-dated notion tha...
Ancient Mongolians sustained with millet
And had more complex economies than first thought.
Ancient Mongolian kingdoms may have been more sophisticated than history has credited them for, according to a study ...
Humans survived volcanic super-eruption
Stone tools reveal continuous settlement in northern India.
Humans survived one of the largest known volcanic events – the Mount Toba super-eruption in Sumatra, Indonesia, 74,00...
Australian food from 65,000 years ago
Charred remains offer clues to diet, technology and culture.
Australia’s first people ate a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts and other plant foods, many of which would ha...
A story ancient and modern
Skull may settle longstanding debate.
This Neanderthal skull, though flattened by thousands of years of sediment and rock fall, caused a flurry of exciteme...
Studying wasp nests to put an age on art
Australian rock paintings are younger than suspected.
Scientists believe well-known pre-historic rock paintings in Western Australia are younger than previously thought af...
Tools reveal travels of the Neanderthals
Siberian cave yields trove of blades linked to eastern Europe.
Stone blades found in a Siberian cave once occupied by Neanderthals bear a striking resemblance to tools made by the ...