Archaeologists have long debated the relationship of psychedelics to rock art. New evidence from Pinwheel Cave in California clarifies the connection.
Dec. 9, 2020 • ~5 min
New research uncovers lead compounds in red and black inks on ancient Egyptian papyrus. Here's why that's notable.
Oct. 28, 2020 • ~6 min
The Clovis, some of North America's oldest inhabitants, probably only made stone tools for about 300 years, new research shows.
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~5 min
Three leather balls from a cemetery in China are the oldest known yet from Eurasia. They indicate warriors on horseback worked to keep fit.
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~5 min
The details of ancient recipes remain in residues in cookware, new research finds.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
The discovery of a carved stone box suggests that Lake Titicaca was a locus of ritual and ceremonial activity by the Inca, researchers say.
Aug. 17, 2020 • ~6 min
Indigenous people in Oconee Valley—now central Georgia—actively resisted European influence for nearly 150 years after the arrival of Hernando de Soto.
July 27, 2020 • ~8 min
Researchers say DNA from stone tools from in a Mexican cave suggests humans first arrived in America about 15,000 years earlier than previously thought.
July 23, 2020 • ~5 min
A new tracing method could fill in historical gaps by getting information from cremated human remains in buried urns.
July 17, 2020 • ~5 min
"Until now, no one was really sure why this region's earliest inhabitants were exploring underground cave systems."
July 14, 2020 • ~6 min