A comparison of the genomes of a Neanderthal who lived 120,000 years ago in Siberia with those from modern humans in sub-Saharan Africa has revealed insight into the migratory and interbreeding history of both species.
The rise and fall of the Garamantes in what is now Libya is a cautionary tale for regions that rely on ancient groundwater.
Skulls housed in a German hospital's collection for a century were stolen from Africa during the colonial period. They have now been genetically matched with living relatives.
Ancient caves mark the beginning of recorded burial rituals, but there's still so much we don't know about the history of human graves.
A tattoo referencing Christ was found on the 1,300-year-old body of an individual in what is now Sudan.
Researchers are conserving a rare snakehead from the Aztecs that still retains its painted colors from hundreds of years ago.
In addition to finding a Crusader sword, archaeologists in Finland have discovered a cemetery that could potentially contain hundreds of graves.
Researchers restored an ancient painting of the gods depicted at New Year's during restoration work at the Temple of Esna in Egypt.
Modern Europeans have a smaller proportion of Neanderthal genes in their genomes than East Asians do. New research suggests the reason lies at the feet of migrating early farmers.
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