The moth cocoons are the first archaeological evidence of shamanic ritual paraphernalia in southern Africa.
Researchers unearthed the 105,000-year-old artefacts from a spiritual site in southern Africa. Although far from the coast, the area is associated with stories of a great water snake.
Because of COVID-19, observing religious feasts online, such as Easter, is mainstream this year. A theologian and a sociologist offer six considerations for digital religion.
An estimated 1.75 million ibises were deposited at a single location in ancient Egypt. But the birds disappeared entirely from the region around 1850, and no one knows why.
Ritual feasting emerged around the time humans were beginning to farm. It came to play an important role in societal bonding, much as it does today.
New evidence suggests that Homo naledi didn’t deliberately deposit their dead in a hidden chamber.
Groundbreaking video footage could change the way we look at chimpanzees.