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...
70 million years ago, days were shorter
Fossil exposes how Moon’s distancing is making days longer.
Scientists studying growth bands in a fossil mollusc that lived shortly before the dinosaurs went extinct have determ...
A Scottish stegosaurus
Researchers unveil a new dinosaur stomping ground.
The stegosaurus, one of the most familiar plant-eating dinosaurs from the Jurassic Period that resembles a dragon, le...
Tiny bird-like dinosaur smallest ever found
Fossil has been trapped in amber since the age of the dinosaurs.
The discovery of a tiny, toothy-beaked skull of a creature that lived about 99 million years ago has given scientists...
A hunt without a kill
Mary Anning showed there’s no barrier to age in science.
The particular specimen pictured above is of a juvenile of Ichthyosaurus anningae, named after none other than Mary A...
Skulls and skills varied in archaic Homo erectus
Ethiopian finds suggest larger males and technological variety.
In the harsh desert badlands of the Afar triangle in north-eastern Ethiopia, the earth is slowly giving up its secret...
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 ...
Cockroaches: the earliest known cave-dwellers
Researchers identify two new species from a mine in Myanmar.
Cockroaches are the first and only creatures to be discovered living in caves before the dinosaurs were wiped out 66 ...
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...