History Stories
The Royal Diet of Richard III Revealed
August 18, 2014

A new study reveals that medieval monarch Richard III truly ate--and drank--like a king during his brief time on the English throne. Read More

Spicy Find Sheds Light on Ancient Cuisine
August 22, 2013

By analyzing Stone-Age clay cooking vessels, researchers have found the earliest conclusive evidence of humans using spices to flavor their food. Read More

Ancients First Ate Palms, Not Rice
May 20, 2013

A new study shows that agriculture may have emerged in southern China much earlier than previously thought. Read More

Human Ancestor Ate Leaves, Wood and Bark
June 27, 2012

Unlike other human ancestors, Australopithecus sediba foraged for tough, hard items like leaves, wood and bark, new research suggests. Read More

Eating Meat Allowed Humans to Conquer Globe, Scientists Say
April 19, 2012

Eating meat may have allowed our ancestors to grow fruitful, multiply and spread across the planet, a new study suggests. Read More

Eating As the Romans Ate
June 16, 2011

Residents of Herculaneum, a Roman city destroyed in 79 A.D., ate such delicacies as sea urchins, figs and dormice, according to a recent analysis of a sewer found on the site. Read More