Why did the chicken cross the globe? A new study has revealed how chickens were domesticated.
Shared designs for stone tools across southern Africa show early humans had wide social connections before beginning to migrate to the rest of the world.
Around 200,000 years ago, people were living who were as intelligent as us.
New research on the Crystal Palace dinosaurs is uncovering truths about these famous Victorian sculptures
The mysterious Denisovans left DNA traces in populations across Southeast Asia and Australasia, but until now no physical signs of their presence outside Eurasia had been found.
A team of US archaeologists have revealed cave art almost 2,000 years old.
Ukrainian families’ anguish at not being able to bury their loved ones underscores a deep human need, an anthropologist writes.
The preparation of ancient meals in prehistoric West Africa combined vegetables, pulses, tubers and, possibly, herbs and spices.
Promoting and practicing ethical research that includes the people who live in the area today is as important to the archaeological team as learning more about the lives of the ancient inhabitants.
Human waste created the landscape for a medieval Indian Ocean trading port and may eventually have led to its demise.
Scientists have uncovered Roman farms beneath what was thought to be prehistoric forest in France.
A new study doubles the age of ancient DNA in sub-Saharan Africa, revealing how people moved, mingled and had children together over the last 50,000 years.
Winner of the Olive Schreiner Prize, What Happens was inspired by the discovery of a slave burial site.
Stone artifacts and a fossil tooth point to Homo sapiens living at Grotte Mandrin 54,000 years ago, at a time when Neanderthals were still living in Europe.
The objects buried with people provide important clues about their lives.
I have worked on many shipwreck investigations and have been involved in the discovery of a couple of shipwreck sites of this period. Here’s what’s usually involved in identifying a ship.
Increasing rainfall and degrading peatland are threatening archaeological artefacts buried in UK land.
When a hunk of space junk smashes into the Moon in a few weeks, it will join a long history of lunar collisions.
All over Europe, early medieval graves look like they were robbed long ago. But new research suggests that relatives re-opened them to take out heirlooms and make connections with the dead.
The stone age saw a pattern where technologies like spears, fire and bows were invented once, then spread