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A newly analyzed jawbone is the first confirmed Denisovan fossil found anywhere outside Siberia.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Drought-tolerant ingredients and local sourcing of brewing containers meant the beer could flow even in tough times.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Fossils from 50,000-67,000 years ago represent Homo luzonensis, discovered in a cave on the island of Luzon.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

New tools are creating a trend in archaeology research: excavation without digging.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Analysis of trash mounds shows how a regional hub collapsed after the onset of the Late Antiquity Little Ice Age.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Image of several large stones standing upright near the seashore.

New research suggests the idea of stone megaliths was spread by a mysterious seafaring culture from northwest France.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Chemical analysis shows presence of what was probably a primitive embalming fluid.

Thomas Garlinghouse, Contributor

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

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