The relatively lightly built skeletons of modern humans may have been the result of a shift away from a nomadic lifestyle to a more settled one.
The array of consciousness-altering substances that people in the early Americas used was wider than thought.
Are you struggling with your holiday shopping list? Imagine what your options may have been more than 50,000 years ago.
Early humans dating back 17,000 years are seemingly made alive in startlingly life-like recreations.
Mainstream theory was that Europeans descended from two groups: early farmers who moved into Europe and local hunter-gatherers they interbred with.
Ancient Paleolithic people in Spain ate snails as part of their regular diet, new research suggests.
The child was able to survive head trauma for several years, but suffered from permanent brain damage as a result.
Women and dogs were so close 8,000 years ago that they ate the same foods, suffered from the same illness and were buried in the same cemetery.
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