The Remains Of A Stone Age Couple Found In A Spooning Embrace

Archaeologists working at the Alepotrypa Cave in Greece have discovered a rare 5,800-year-old double burial in which two well-preserved skeletons were found in what appears to be the spooning position. » 2/23/15 7:20am 2/23/15 7:20am

Early Humans May Have Interbred With Neanderthals 55,000 Years Ago

It's widely acknowledged that modern Europeans mated with Neanderthals at some point in the past. We're just not entirely sure when or where. The recent discovery of an ancient skull in Israel may represent the critical missing link anthropologists have been looking for. » 1/29/15 7:40am 1/29/15 7:40am

Anthropologists Have Mapped All 61 Tattoos On Ötzi The Iceman

By using an innovative non-invasive photographic technique, European researchers have managed to locate and map the extensive set of tattoos on the exquisitely preserved remains of Ötzi the Iceman. Remarkably, they even found a previously unknown tattoo on his ribcage. » 1/28/15 11:40am 1/28/15 11:40am

Archaeologists Confirm That Stonehenge Was Once A Complete Circle

Though archaeologists have long suspected that the huge neolithic stones of Stonehenge once formed a complete circle, evidence in support of the claim has remained elusive. Now, owing to a spat of dry weather, the mystery appears to have been solved. » 9/01/14 7:30am 9/01/14 7:30am

Modern culture emerged in Africa 20,000 years earlier than anybody…

Archeologists studying the remains of early humans in Africa have unveiled a number of ancient artifacts that push back the advent of modern culture to 44,000 years ago — way earlier than the previous estimates of 22,000 years ago. » 7/31/12 11:08am 7/31/12 11:08am

Constructing Stonehenge was the project that unified Britain

We now know that Stonehenge's stones traveled great distances to reach their final destination in Wiltshire, some coming from as far away as western Wales. The sheer amount of human power required to move and place those stones might very well have been the point of the whole endeavor, as a team of archaeologists now… » 6/23/12 2:00pm 6/23/12 2:00pm

"Stone breadcrumbs" reveal humans who left Africa over 100,000 years ago

Until recently, scientists thought humans first left Africa between forty and seventy thousand years ago. But the archaeological record keeps painting a far different, more ancient picture, one that took humans deep into the Arabian peninsula 100,000 years ago. » 12/01/11 5:00pm 12/01/11 5:00pm

7,000-year-old archaeological site was a Stone Age rest area

A recently uncovered archaeological site in the Scottish highlands dates back to the Mesolithic, roughly 10,000 years ago. What makes it so unusual is that this isn't a settlement - it's the prehistoric equivalent of a highway pit stop. » 7/19/11 1:59pm 7/19/11 1:59pm