There is no doubt humans have left a lasting impact on the environment since the start of the Industrial Revolution. But a new study suggests people were leaving their mark much earlier: Settlers in Madagascar set forests ablaze 1,000 years ago to make room for cattle pastures.
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.
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.