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Artifacts suggest that an extinct human species left Africa about 250,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Archaeological sites inside Florida Air Force bases are threatened by foraging pigs.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Reanalyzed foot and handprints may date to thousands of years before many thought the roof of the world was settled.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Scientists use animal images to study the region's environmental history.

Emily DeMarco, Staff Writer

Scientists try to uncover the brilliance of Leonardo da Vinci.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

The head's structure may not explain as much about an animal's posture as long believed.

Erin Ross, Contributor

Fifth millennium B.C. skeleton and burial gifts.

A bitter battle can wage over human remains before they rest in peace.

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

Mammoths died, and farmers domesticated pumpkins, squash, and gourds.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Skeletons reveal medieval people ingested lead from fancy pottery.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

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