Human waves populated the Caribbean islands
And dealing with real waves wasn’t a problem.
Pirates or no pirates, the islands of the Caribbean were settled and resettled by at least three successive waves of ...
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...
DNA and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Modern technology used to explore ancient manuscripts.
Scientists are learning more about the Dead Sea Scrolls not by examining the texts but by looking at what they were w...
Rare and early evidence of a kleptoparasite
Chinese fossils reveal secrets from the Cambrian.
Palaeontologists say they have uncovered the oldest known record of a parasite/host relationship. Credit: Zhifei Z...
Cannabis identified at Judahite shrine
Researchers link it to ancient cult practices.
Israeli researchers say they have identified traces of cannabis and frankincense at an ancient shrine, suggesting bot...
Small works of art on a large canvas
Researchers explore how rare stencils were created.
Australian researchers are exploring the backstory to the most detailed examples ever found of a rare form of rock ar...
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...
An Aussie elaphrosaur younger than the rest
Tiny fossil proves a significant find.
Australian palaeontologists have chanced upon an unusual toothless dinosaur that roamed the continent around 110 mill...
Megafauna fossils found in tropical Australia
Rich site suggests climatic change drove extinction.
More than 40,000 years ago, Australia’s tropical northeast was home to species of giant birds, reptiles and marsupial...
Fossil footprints sheds clues on past behaviour
Insights from largest assemblage of human tracks in Africa.
Thousands of years ago, a group of people trekked across African soil, and their footprints remain to shine a torch o...
The tracks of my tetrapod
Researchers identify fossils after 80 years.
Fossils discovered nearly 80 years ago in what is now suburban Sydney have been identified as traces of a four-legged...
Early fossil evidence of humans in Europe
Artefacts suggest cultural interaction with Neanderthals.
Newly unearthed fossil remains offer the earliest clear evidence of Homo sapiens in Europe and suggest they had great...