Tagged With Anthropology

The carcass of an extinct cave bear thought to be over 22,000 years old was discovered in remote Siberia — the only find of its kind


Ancient humans interbred with a mysterious archaic population 700,000 years ago, a study found — it's the earliest known mating between different human species


A handful of recent discoveries have shattered anthropologists' picture of where humans came from, and when



A group of our Homo erectus ancestors suffered a mysterious mass death more than 107,000 years ago. It's their last appearance in the fossil record.


Scientists found a 5,700-year-old piece of used gum in a lagoon — and sequenced the entire genome of the woman who chewed it


A 44,000-year-old mural is now the oldest example of humans telling stories with pictures. Take a look at the epic hunt it shows.



Humans aren't the only species that rely on grandmothers to watch the kids: Orca grannies ensure baby whales live longer


The most awe-inspiring scientific discoveries of the 2010s include the first image of a black hole, an exoplanet with water, and a hidden continent


Archaeologists discovered a catacomb filled with mummified lion cubs, crocodiles, and cobras in an ancient Egyptian city of the dead


A pair of infant skeletons were found wearing other children's skulls as helmets in a 2,000-year-old grave site


Every person alive today descended from a woman who lived in modern-day Botswana about 200,000 years ago, a new study finds


Hundreds of skeletons were found in a mysterious Himalayan lake. A new analysis shows that some of them died 1,000 years apart.



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 history.


A 210,000-year-old skull found in Greece is the oldest modern human discovered outside Africa. It changes our timeline of human migration.


Humans are some of the only animals that don't have tails — here's why


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 have discovered the oldest human footprint ever seen in the Americas


Scientists may have discovered a new human species. It lived on a tiny island in the Philippines at the same time as Homo sapiens.


Scientists have found one of the world's oldest surviving tattooing kits — with needles made of human bone


Humans once hunted and butchered giant ground sloths in South America, 12,600-year-old bones reveal