New research by an international team raises questions about the timing and nature of early interactions between indigenous people and Europeans in North America.
African resistance strongly shaped Spanish Hispaniola of the 1500s— now the island home to Haiti and the Dominican Republic—but historians have often considered that resistance to be a byproduct of Spanish colonialism ...
Tyrone Lavery, postdoctoral researcher at the Field Museum in Chicago, traveled nearly 8,000 miles to find two species—a giant rat and a monkey-faced bat—in Malaita, one of the Solomon Islands' largest provinces.
A Peruvian oil executive warned Wednesday of "catastrophe" after indigenous residents cut a major pipeline in a region of the Amazon, triggering the spill of 8,000 barrels of oil.
Scientists warn that Brazil's president-elect could push the Amazon rainforest past its tipping point—with severe consequences for global climate and rainfall.
Chile announced on Sunday that it will ask the British Museum in London to return the remains of a mylodon, an extinct mammal that lived in Patagonia about 10,000 years ago.
Washington State University researchers have determined that Nez Perce Indians grew and smoked tobacco at least 1,200 years ago, long before the arrival of traders and settlers from the eastern United States. Their finding ...
"Do white people dominate the outdoors?" David Labistour, CEO of Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), asked. As Canada's iconic retailer of clothing and equipment for the outdoors, what MEC says matters.
Beach erosion from Hurricane Maria last year has led to an archeological discovery in the Caribbean island nation of Dominica.