Uncovering the ritual past of an ancient stone monument in Saudi Arabia
Researchers conduct extensive excavation of one of more than 1600 monuments known as mustatils.
Stone flakes made by nut-cracking macaques resemble early human tools, challenging some assumptions in paleoanthropology
Genomic study of indigenous Africans paints complex picture of human origins and local adaptation
An international team of researchers led by Penn geneticists sequenced the genomes of 180 indigenous Africans. The results shed light on the origin of modern humans, African population history,...
Bronze Age well contents reveal the history of animal resources in Mycenae, Greece
Analysis of a refuse dump, including dog and livestock animal remains, provides clues to food availability and destruction over time.
Archaeologists uncover early evidence of brain surgery in Ancient Near East
A recent excavation in Megiddo, Israel, unearthed the earliest example of a particular type of cranial surgery in the Ancient Near East — and potentially one of the oldest...
2.9-million-year-old butchery site reopens case of who made first stone tools
Discovery of stone tools and cut-marked animal bones in Kenya offers window into the dawn of stone technology.
AlUla exhibits the first known reconstruction of a Nabataean woman from the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hegra
The chemistry of mummification – Traces of a global network
Vessels from an ancient Egyptian mummification workshop in Saqqara are providing new insights into the chemical substances that were used to preserve human bodies.