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In a new study, researchers claim that Neanderthals and humans may have lived alongside each other in Europe for as many as 5,000 years.
A new study reveals that medieval monarch Richard III truly ate–and drank–like a king during his brief time on the English throne.
A new study reveals how a despotic system like ancient Egypt’s could have evolved from egalitarian hunter-gatherer societies.
In two new studies, scientists analyzed teeth extracted from ancient skeletons in order to learn more about one of our most enduring health problems: cavities.
Ongoing research on two 2,000-year-old corpses preserved in the peat bogs of Denmark reveals that they both traveled from elsewhere before their deaths.
Recent archeological finds in Turkey suggest that ancient Assyrians relied on their prehistoric bookkeeping system for some 2,000 years after the advent of writing.
X-ray scans of two baby mammoth skeletons found in Siberia help reveal in startling detail how the Ice Age animals lived and died.
After analyzing fossil evidence, a group of anthropologists now suggest that human evolution may have been even more complicated than we thought.
A potential error in the official transcript of the Declaration of Independence may have led to a misunderstanding of the Founding Fathers’ intent.
A United Nations agreement will soon be extended to safeguard the underwater remains of hundreds of ships sunk during World War I.
Six countries are lobbying the United Nations to grant protected status to the Qhapaq Ñan, a 3,000-year-old road that runs down the Pacific coast of South America.
Archeologists in the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes have uncovered the victims of an infamous plague, which one writer at the time saw as a sign that the world was ending.