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 ...
The world’s oldest hunting scene
Earliest evidence of storytelling pushed back over 20,000 years.
A prehistoric painting depicting what looks to be a hunting scene pushes back the earliest evidence of human storytel...
Timber travelled in Roman times
Old boards reveal the importance of trade to the empire.
Some of the oak planks found in a Roman portico and later analysed to determine their origin.Bernabei at al., 2019By ...
Did drought fell the great Assyrian Empire?
Precipitation records suggest it became too weak to resist.
Two centuries of dominance by the Neo-Assyrian Empire might have been undone by a 60-year megadrought, US researchers...
Sacred Egyptian ibises were wild birds
Ancient DNA study suggests they were captured, not bred.
By Dyani LewisAn analysis of ancient DNA extracted from the mummified remains of sacred ibises suggests ancient Egypt...