The caves now serve as important safe spaces in an area designated ‘Firing Zone 918’ by Israel, as residents describe a growing wave of forced evictions and building demolitions.
The findings will help us better understand how biodiversity responds to a changing climate over time.
As water dripped in a remote cave, it left behind evidence of every monsoon season for a millennium. Scientists say it holds a warning for a country about to become the most populous on Earth.
Caves form over millions of years, as a result of flowing water slowly working away at ‘soft’ calcareous rock.
Cave-specific conservation and protection actions are essential to protect cave habitats for the continued survival of bats, and ultimately, the well-being of humans.
For thousands of years, Native Americans left their artistic mark deep within caves in the American Southeast. It wasn’t until 1980 that these ancient visual expressions were known to archaeologists.
Laboratory experiments with bat poo reveal how archaeological materials in tropical caves have been chemically altered over the millennia.
Early humans called Denisovans lived in a remote mountain cave between 100,000 and 60,000 years ago, and possibly longer still, raising intriguing questions about their relationship to modern humans.
Ancient poo from bats and birds can tell you what type of vegetation they were feeding on at that time.
A new discovery adds to our existing understanding of Homo sapiens in Africa.
And here’s what to do once a future sinkhole has been identified.
There are at least 400,000 stateless people living in Thailand – many of them young, like Adul. Here’s what their lives are like.
The Thai cave rescue should be used as opportunity to improve the planning of all future rescue missions in South-East Asia.
The looming prospect of a long stay in the cave has increased fears for the boys’ mental health.
Neanderthals, rather than modern humans, created the world’s oldest cave paintings.
Growing grapes and making wine come with a lot of implications about a culture’s capabilities. Apparently, Sicily of 6,000 years ago was more sophisticated than archaeologists had given it credit for.
Scientific fieldwork that happens underground and underwater in spectacular but dangerous caves opens a window on a largely unknown world.
In an ideal world, students might visit original cave sites to see ancient paintings in their natural setting. This isn’t possible, so the idea of an artificial cave set-up at a university was born.
New evidence suggests that Homo naledi didn’t deliberately deposit their dead in a hidden chamber.
A new project hopes to drill through the Earth’s crust for the first time. But what beasties lurk deep beneath our feet?