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Hundreds of skeletons were found in a mysterious Himalayan lake. A new analysis shows that some of them died 1,000 years apart.
A Himalayan lake was the final resting place of an estimated 800 skeletons. Researchers still don't know what killed them.
Anthropologists have found the oldest skull of one of our earliest human ancestors. The 3.8 million-year-old fossil changes our understanding of human...
Australopiths were human ancestors that lived 4.2 million years ago. A new skull fossil is changing our understanding of these ancient hominins.
A 210,000-year-old skull found in Greece is the oldest modern human discovered outside Africa. It changes our timeline of human migration.
Scientists think modern humans left Africa 70,000 years ago. But a 210,000-year-old skull in Greece indicates that some migration happened earlier.
A 160,000-year-old jaw from a human ancestor was found in a Tibetan cave. It might explain why Tibetans are able to live at high altitudes today.
Scientists found a 160,000-year-old jawbone from a human ancestor in a Tibetan cave. It might explain why Tibetans today can live at high altitudes.
A 15,600-year-old footprint in Chile is the oldest ever seen in the Americas, and it suggests humans made it to South America earlier than we thought.
Scientists may have discovered a new human species. It lived on a tiny island in the Philippines at the same time as Homo sapiens.
Anthropologists may have discovered a new human relative named Homo luzonensis on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.
Scientists have found one of the world’s oldest surviving tattooing kits — with needles made of human bone
On the island of Tongatapu, Tonga, archaeologists have found one of the world's oldest tattooing kits. Some of the needles were made of human bone.
Giant sloth fossils from a site in Argentina reveal that the animal was hunted and killed by humans 12,600 years ago.
Ancient graves hid the skeletons of more than 260 children who likely had their hearts removed. It is the largest known child sacrifice, and archaeolo...
Near the modern-day town of Huanchaco, Peru, archaeologists uncovered 269 children, 466 llamas, and 3 adults who had all been ritually sacrificed.
Ancient graves hid the skeletons of 269 children and 466 llamas who were ritually sacrificed, and archaeologists still don’t know why
Archaeologists uncovered 269 children, 466 llamas, and 3 adults that had been ritually killed near the modern-day coastal town of Huanchaco, Peru.