A 13,000 year-old engraving in a schist slab in northeast Spain is likely the first depiction of a human social scene, say researchers in the Basque region.
The citizen-science website FossilFinder.org, started by a university and an institute and featuring thousands of images of Kenya's Lake Turkana Basin, is a place where you too can find and help ID ancient bits. Stone tools and hominid info have been found in the basin in the past. Researchers go there in February, to follow up the photo finds.
The relationship between humans and bees dates back much earlier than previously thought. In fact, beeswax was first used during the Stone Age in 7000 BC.
The first-known European Christian church to have been built in the tropics was recently unearthed on one of the Cape Verde islands by archaeologists from the University of Cambridge. The island lies off the coast of West Africa and was once the heart of the Atlantic slave trade.
A recent public-works project in New York City turned up a 19th century vault and another tomb at the edge of Washington Square Park. Archaeologists are working to identify names and learn how many humans were buried there.
In El Salvador, a village left under thick ash for 1,400 years is our best-preserved ancient Maya settlement. A University of Colorado study reveals something new and unusual about its residents.
A new fossil species suggests that great apes, including humans, evolved differently from smaller "lesser" apes than researchers previously surmised.
Researchers recently discovered a new human ancestor named Homo naledi. It took six tiny women to excavate the fossils from the narrow cave, and we had the chance to talk to one of them.
Using paleoclimate data, researchers reconstructed what ancient environments would have been like in the Cantabrian Region during the Pleistocen Epoch. This allows researchers to better understand how modern species have evolved over time.
Foot and hand bones of Homo naledi, an extinct human ancestor, suggest that the early humans walked up right on two feet and climbed trees.
Stone tools and several layers of civilization were recently turned up by foraging pigs' persistent snouts on the island of Islay in Scotland. The findings show that our previous ideas of the earliest settlements there were quite mistaken.
More than 50 additional old world artifacts have been excavated from the Greek Antikythera shipwreck. These findings shed light on ancient cultures and what life was like during Caesar's reign.
Researchers excavating ancient salmon chum bones from the Upward Sun River site in Alaska have found that Ice Age humans had a broader diet than previously surmised and used specialized tools to fish.
A new online program called Fossil Finds allows people to become archaeologists in their own homes. Satellite images captured by drones and kites are uploaded for people to examine for fossils.