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.
Iron pin may have held in place a wood or bone prosthesis.
A newly discovered fire pit full of ash and charred bone in a cave in modern-day Israel hints that early humans sat around fires as early as 300,000 years ago — before Homo sapiens arose in Africa.
Follow in herpes' path, and you'll be walking on the the very route early humans took as they made their way around the globe. Trace shows us how this much-hated virus can reveal so much about our past.
A clue to how the diminutive humanoid Homo floresiensis evolved can be found in its unique surroundings -- the fossils of Flores, and the island itself.