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Middle East group was among first to begin agriculture, settlements, and catered funerals.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

8,500-year-old skeleton at center of long-churning debate over the fate of human remains

Michael Greshko, Contributor

Ancient Romans ate meals most Americans would recognize.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Archaeologists report new findings about the Continental army’s winter of discontent.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Research shows how salt in the environment can destroy ancient buildings and art.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

What happens when the last person to speak a language dies?

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Comparing carbon atoms among mummies reveals vegetarian diets.

Alexander Hellemans, Contributor

To learn about life as a Neanderthal look at children’s graves.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Comparing Native American and Siberian languages suggests a 10,000-year stopover.

Ker Than, Contributor

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