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...
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...
A squid attack that went awry
Rare fossil captures an ancient confrontation.
These seemingly benign images may in fact show the oldest known example of a squid-like creature attacking its prey –...
'Crazy beast' discovered in Madagascar
Mammal lived with dinosaurs on Gondwanaland.
When in isolation, animals evolve bizarre features and behaviours. Adding to the weird and wonderful fauna on the...
Fossil frogs offer insights into early Antarctica
Researchers find first traces of amphibians.
The discovery of the earliest known modern amphibians in Antarctica provides further evidence of a warm and temperate...
The origin of faeces
How to tell dog poo from human poo.
The archaeological record is littered – aha – with poo, a potential goldmine for insights into ancient health and die...