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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

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

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