Burned and cracked tortoise shells found inside Qesem Cave near Tel Aviv, Israel, suggest early hunter gatherers enjoyed snacking on roasted tortoise shells. However, researchers say the tortoises would have only been a side dish, as they would not have provided enough calories.
A frozen mammoth carcass excavated from the Siberian Arctic had several spear-related injuries, which suggests humans arrived in the area 10,000 years earlier than previously thought.
Skeleton remains excavated from an Anatolia fossil site known as Kumptepe reveal more about the transition humans made from a hunter-gather lifestyle to organized farming 8,000 years ago.
While humans sleep less than many of our close relatives among the primates, we seem to be doing so much more efficiently and including more rapid-eye movement, or REM--the high-quality sleep period. A new study looks at this and why that might be.
The ancestry of modern Europeans' genetic make up has become somewhat clearer with the discovery of a previously unknown "fourth strand" of ancient hunter-gatherer ancestry.
Human fossils discovered in a Brazilian cave and dating to 9,000 years ago reveal the earliest known record of human decapitation rituals.
A stone tool excavated from a cave in Italy still bore flakes of what might have been a prehistoric breakfast.
Dogs been known for quite some time as "man's best friend" - a fairly accurate label when you consider the number of hardships we have shared with canines.
In what can best be described as a form of medical marijuana, new research shows that cannabis use may effectively prevent internal parasites.
It's no secret that despite abundant supplies in developed worlds, a worrying number of people are still starving in the modern age. This problem may only grow worse as net populations rise and agricultural production sinks. Now, new research has shown that even deforestation could make things worse, as forests have proven themselves to be more important to global food security than previously thought.
New fossil evidence suggests that humans adapted to living in tropical rainforests thousands of years earlier than previously thought, according to a recent study.
Approximately 8,000 years ago during the Stone Age, ancient Brits imported wheat from Europe long before the development of agriculture, showing that they were more sophisticated in trading than previously thought, according to a new study.