A Neanderthal fossil, left and a modern human skeleton. Neanderthals have usually been seen to show high incidences of trauma…
A Neanderthal fossil, left and a modern human skeleton. Neanderthals have usually been seen to show high incidences of trauma compared to modern humans, but a new study shows that main trauma was consistent for both.
The world’s oldest figurative artwork from Borneo has been dated 40,000 years ago when people lived on what is now called the third largest island of the earth.
A 250,000 year old Neanderthal childhood tomb contains an unprecedented record of the births of the seasons , nursing, illness and lead exposures during the first three years of their lives.
An artist’s illustration shows giant nightly elephant birds feeding the ancient forests of Madagascar at night. A new study suggests that the now extinct birds were nightly and blind.
Kebara 2 is the most complete Neanderthal fossil recovered so far. It was discovered in Israel’s Kebara Cave, where other Neanderthal remains, has been found.
The world’s oldest intact shipwreck was found by a research group in the Black Sea. It is a Greek merchant ship dating back to 400 BC. The vessel was surveyed and digitally mapped by two distant underwater vehicles.
This fossil represents a new piranha-like fish from the jungle season with sharp, pointed teeth. It is fed carefully to the flanks of other fish.
The fossil crane of the young Diplodocus called Andrew, owned by Cary Woodruff, Head of Palaeontology at the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum.
Two small bones from the Ciemna Cave in Poland are the oldest human remains in the country. The petition’s condition also suggests that the child eaten a large bird.
This artist’s illustration shows the newly discovered Dinosaur species Ledumahadi mafube born in the early Jurassic of South Africa. Heterodontosaurus, another South African dinosaur, can also be seen in the foreground.
A 73,000 year old red cross-patch pattern was drawn on a flake of silicone concrete, formed by sand and gravel cement and found in a cave in South Africa.
A suite of mediterranean ceramics including typical Danilo goods, figulina and rye used to hold meat, milk, cheese and yogurt.
These four dinosaurs show the evolution of the alvarez sea urchins. From the left, Haplocheirus, Xiyunykus, Bannykus and Shuvuuia reveal the prolonged jaws, loss of teeth and changes in hand and arm.
Eorhynchochelys sinensis is an early turtle that lived 228 million years ago. It had a toothless beak, but nothing should.
A 7-year leg bone, restored from an ancient Roman cemetery, shows the bend and deformities associated with the rickets.
The famous beautifull statues, called moai, were originally full body figures that have been partially covered over time. They represent important Rapa Nui ancestors and are cut after a population was established on the island 900 years ago.
Researchers stand at the Aubrey Hole 7 excavation site, where cremated human remains were recovered at Stonehenge for study. New research suggests that 40% of 25 people buried at Stonehenge were not from there ̵
1; but they possibly transported rocks from western Wales and helped build it.
The fossil of the newly discovered armored dinosaur Akainacephalus Johnson was found in southern Utah.
The foot is part of a partial skeleton of a 3,32 million-year-old skeleton of an Australopithecus afarian child called Selam.
The asteroid effect that caused the dinosaurs eradicated also destroyed global forests, according to a new study. This illustration shows one of the few earthy birds that survived the poisonous environment and mass eradication.
The remains of a slaughtered rhino help researchers to date when early people reached the Philippines. They found a 75% complete skeleton of a rhino that was clearly slaughtered, with 13 of its legs showing crossmarks and areas where bones were fought to release the margin at Kalinga archaeological site on the island of Luzon.
This is just one of 26 individuals found at the site of a massacre from the fifth century on the island of Öland. This youth found himself lying on his side, suggesting a slower death. Other skeletons found in the home and the streets in the lane at Sandby City show signs of sudden death from head to head.
Skeleton of a young woman and her fetus was found in a brick dated dating to medieval Italy. Her skull shows an example of neurosurgery, and her children were extruded after death in a rare “cervical birth”.
This part of a roller skull was found at Calaveras Dam Construction Site in California, along with at least 19 others. Some of the pieces measure 3 feet long.
A stone bowl bowl shows wood paneling, a hole in the crane that was created by people as surgical procedures or experiments.
To the left is a fossilized skull of our hominine ancestor Homo Heidelbergensis, who lived 200,000 to 600,000 years ago. To the right is a modern human skull. Hominins had pronounced pony heights, but modern people developed mobile eyebrows because their facial shape became smaller.
On the left there is a 13,000-year footprint found in the sediment on Calvert Island, off the Canadian Pacific coast. To the right is a digitally enhanced image that shows details about the footprint.
A central platform at Star Carr in North Yorkshire, England, was excavated by a research team who studied previous climate change events on the Middle Stone Age website. The Star Carr site is home to the oldest proof of carpentry in Europe and of built structures in Britain.
Researchers have studied Archeopteryx fossils for 150 years, but new X-ray data reveal that the bird-like dinosaur may have been an “active flyer”.
This wall of paintings is located in the La Pasiega cave in Spain. The steep form of red horizontal and vertical lines is more than 64,000 years old and was made by Neanderthals.
These perforations are to be found in Spain’s Cueva de los Aviones sea cave and date between 115,000 and 120,000 years ago. Researchers believe that they served as ornaments for Neanderthals.
The earliest modern human fossil ever found outside of Africa has been recovered in Israel. This suggests that modern people left Africa at least 50,000 years earlier than previously thought. The upper jaw bone, including several teeth, was restored in a prehistoric cave.
This is an excavated structure at the northern edge of the Grand Plaza at Teposcolula-Yucundaa in Oaxaca, Mexico. Researchers investigated a “pestilence” cemetery associated with a devastating 1545-1550 epidemic. New analysis suggests that salmonella caused a typhoid fever epidemic.
Standed about 4 meters long, early human ancestor Paranthropus boisei had a small brain and a wide, discreet face. It is best known for having big teeth and powerful chewing muscles.