Egyptians wanted their words to stick
Study finds technical link to the Renaissance painters.
In 15th century Europe, artists began adding lead to their paints to help them dry. Now scientists have discovered th...
Plague spread quickly in Medieval Europe
Documents reveal an increasing transmission rate.
The speed of plague transmission in London increased four-fold between the Black Death of 1348 and the Great Plague o...
Scans tell three tales of ancient Egypt
Mummified animals revealed in high-tech detail.
Three mummified animals have been digitally unwrapped and dissected in unprecedented detail, providing, the researche...
Maya monuments and maize in the Americas
Archaeologists make two important discoveries.
Modern technology has helped archaeologists add two more pieces to the puzzle of the history of the Americas. 3D i...
A new old link between Siberia and America
Researchers find answers in prehistoric genomes.
Researchers have revealed the oldest and deepest connection yet found between the peoples of Siberia and the Americas...
Ancient Andes, analysed
New genomic portrait of pre-Columbian civilisations.
An international team has conducted what it says is the first in-depth, wide-scale study of the genomic history of an...
Children’s graves reveal genetic diversity
Ancient genomes point to unique population of hunter-gatherers.
Remains from an ancient gravesite in Cameroon have opened a window into the world of the people who lived in western ...
Likely human homeland identified
Genetic analysis pinpoints ancient African wetlands.
A vast inland oasis in present-day northern Botswana was once home to the founder population of all modern humans, ac...
More fuel for early Anthropocene
Maya culture had larger and earlier impacts on our systems.
New research from the nation of Belize, Central America, has revealed that ancient Maya culture responded to populati...
Gael-force winds drive Scottish settlement
Genetic analysis reveals Dark Age invasions left their mark.
Genetic diversity across modern Britain and Ireland largely mirrors the tumultuous invasions and ethnically defined k...
Early human promiscuity
Early homo sapiens hooked up with five other hominid species.
Turns out that our ancient ancestors weren't exactly shy when it came to trying new things. A new analysis has revea...
A rare dental trait lives on
Three-rooted molars could have come from Denisovans.
A rare dental trait that is more common in Asian and Native American populations could have its origins in trysts wit...