New research adds to growing evidence that our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals not just once, but over and over again throughout history.
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Though it's been hotly debated for decades, tree rings may pin down the year the Thera volcano erupted over the Minoan civilization.
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People traded beads made from ostrich eggshells in vast exchange networks in Africa, researchers find. The practice was a way to maintain relationships.
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Researchers have extracted a whole human genome from 5,700-year-old "chewing gum." It could mark a new untapped source of ancient DNA.
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An entire rattlesnake turned up in a coprolite, or fossilized feces. Here are two potential explanations.
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Spear points that are more than 15,000 years old shed new light on the earliest people to explore and settle North America.
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