Two studies of ancient humans have shed new light on the last common ancestor we share with Neanderthals. An extinct species that was once in the frame now looks unlikely to be the one. Another now seems more plausible, but it may only be related to the ancestor.
Archaeologists recently unearthed a 5,000-year-old cultic area that held fiery feasts, animal sacrifices and ritual processions dedicated to Ningirsu, a Mesopotamian warrior-god, at the site of Girsu (also known as Tello) in Iraq.
Cave paintings are a type of parietal art (which category also includes petroglyphs, or engravings), found on the wall or ceilings of caves.
A new study led by the University of Kent has found evidence that human ancestors as recent as two million years ago may have regularly climbed trees.
Early cave paintings of hunting scenes may give the impression our Stone Age ancestors lived mainly on chunks of meat, but plants—and the ability to unlock the glucose inside—were just as key to their survival.
Neanderthals were eating fish, mussels and seals at a site in present-day Portugal, according to a new study.
A team led by UC Riverside geologists has discovered the first ancestor on the family tree that contains most familiar animals today, including humans.
Archaeologists are attempting to determine for the first time the age of the mysterious Cerne Abbas Giant.
The AIA’s Gold Medal Committee has selected Dr. Katherine M.D. Dunbabin, as the 2021 recipient of the Institute’s Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Archaeological Achievement.
For the first time, a group of archaeologists have unearthed a pyramid-shaped stupa in the country.