DNA evidence suggests humans hunted moa to extinction
Ancient European bear had unusually large penis bone
Hidden in middens: New clues of earliest known Bolivian Amazon humans
Researchers have discovered the earliest evidence yet of humans living in the Bolivian Amazon, putting the first known human habitation of the region at about 8000 years earlier than was previously thought.
Human transition from foraging to farming was a gradual co-evolution, not a rapid innovation
Research by SFI Professor Sam Bowles on the co-evolution of agriculture and private property features prominently in a review in Current Biology about scientists' current understanding of the factors leadin ...
Changing climate may have driven collapse of civilizations in Late Bronze Age
Climate change may have driven the collapse of once-flourishing Eastern Mediterranean civilizations towards the end of the 13th century BC, according to research published August 14 in the open access journal ...
New evidence that cosmic impact caused Younger Dryas extinctions
Looted ancient coins return to Romania from US
Authorities have displayed 2,000-year-old silver coins that were looted a decade ago from an archeological site in Transylvania and smuggled to the United States.
New study refutes claims of early humans in India prior to Mount Toba eruption
Archeologists unearth eight Bronze Age boats at British Quarry
Recovery of Hawaiian green sea turtles still short of historic levels, study suggests
Calls to lift protections for the iconic Hawaiian green sea turtle may be premature, according to a new study led by a Stanford researcher.
Looking for past Honduran, Mexican civilizations
A high-tech archeological exploration team of scientists and a filmmaker, who announced a year ago that they had glimpsed remnants of what might be a fabled ancient city in the Honduran rain forests, plans ...
Paleobiologist argues that earliest land dwelling amniotes were likely egg layers
Back to the Future: Students digitize archeological artifacts in 3-D
Whats (really) old is new again. Thanks to cutting-edge equipment and techniques, researchers and the public alike will soon have access to an ever-expanding database of virtual, 3-D archeological artifacts that tell ...
Scientists dispel myths, provide new insight into human impact on pre-Columbian Amazon River Basin
A paper published this week in Science provides the most nuanced view to date of the small, shifting human populations in much of the Amazon before the arrival of Europeans. The research, which includes the fi ...