The bone points and pierced teeth found in Denisov Cave were dated with the earliest Paleolithic. A new study sets the time zone for beer, and it protected the first known people 300,000 years ago.
The illustration of this artist shows a marine reptile, similar to platypus hunting in a chair. This duckbilled animal was the first creepy, with unusually small eyes, which would probably have had to use other senses, such as a tactile sense of duck to hunt the victim.
Although it is hard to see, researchers discovered lapis lazuli pigment spots called ultramarine in a tooth plate on a medieval jawbone.
Neanderthal fossil, left, and modern human skeleton. Neanderthals are believed to show a large number of injuries compared to modern people, but a new study shows that head injuries were both.
The world's oldest Borneo figurative work of art dates back 40,000 years ago when people lived on the third largest island of the Earth.
The 250,000-year-old Neanderthal child's tooth contains an unprecedented record of seasons of birth, feeding, illness and lead in the first three years of life.
The artist's illustration shows giant night elephant birds feeding at night in the ancient forests of Madagascar. A new study shows that now the dead birds were night and blind.
Kebara 2 is by far the most complete Neanderthal fossil. It was discovered in the Israeli Kebar Cave, where other Neanderthal remains have been found.
The world's oldest pristine crash was discovered by a research group in the Black Sea. It is a Greek merchant ship dating back to the age of 400 years. The vessel was surveyed and digitally mapped by two remote submarines.
This fossil is a new piranha-like fish from the sea period with sharp, pointed teeth. It may be fed by other fish fins.
The new Diplodocus fossil skull, called Andrew, was kept Cary Woodruff, director of paleontology at the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum.
Two small bones from Ciemne Caves in Poland are the oldest human remains in the country. The condition of the bones also suggests that the baby was fed by a big bird.
This artist's illustration shows the recently discovered dinosaur species Ledumahadi mafube in South Africa's early seas. To some extent Heterodontosaurus, another South African dinosaur, is also seen.
The 73,000-year-old red crosshair model was made of silicone flakes formed in sand and gravel cement and found in a cave in South Africa.
Medium Neolithic Ceramic Set, including a typical Danilo dish, figurine and rhyta, used to hold meat, milk, cheese and yogurt.
These four dinosaurs demonstrate the development of alvarezsaurs. From left Haplocheirus, Xiyunykus, Bannykus and Shuvuuia, jaw lengthening, tooth decay and changes in arms and hands are revealed.
Eorhynchochelys sinensis is an early turtle that lived 228 million years ago. It had a tooth beak, but without a shell.
The 7-year-old leg bones that recover from the ancient Roman cemetery show bends and deformations associated with rickets.
The famous Easter Island statues, called moai, were originally full-body figurines that partially covered over time. They are important ancestors of Rapa Nui and they were adorned after the islanders were established 900 years ago.
The researchers are standing at the Aubrey Hole 7 excavation site, where the Stonehenge study recovered cremated human remains. New studies show that 40% of 25 Stonehenge buried persons were not from there, but they probably transported stones from western Wales and helped build it.
The newly discovered fossil of the armored dinosaur Akainacephalus johnsoni was discovered in South Africa.
One part of the leg is the 3.32 million year old Austropithecus afarensis child skeleton called Selam.
The effects of asteroids, which led to the disappearance of dinosaurs, also destroyed global forests under a new study. This illustration shows one of the few land poultry that survived the toxic environment and mass extinction.
The remnants of the rhinoceros help the researchers so far when people first came to the Philippines. They found a 75% complete rhinoceros skeleton that was clearly cut, 13 of the bones with cut marks, and areas where the stone was released to free the bone marrow, at the archaeological site of Luzon Island.
It is just one of the 26 individuals who were in the Swedish massacre of Öland. This teenager was found lying on his side, showing a slower death. Other skeletons found in the homes and streets of the Sandby borg ring indicate sudden death on the head.
The young woman and her fetal skeleton were found in a brick coffin dating back to medieval Italy. Her skull shows an example of neurosurgery, and her child was rarely squeezed out after death.
This part of the whale skull was discovered at the Calaveras Dam site in California, as well as at least 19 others. Some pieces are 3 feet long.
The Stone Age Cow Skull shows trepanation, a hole in the skull that people created as a surgical intervention or experiment.
On the left is the skull of our hominin ancestor Homo heidelbergensis, which lived 200,000 to 600,000 years ago. On the right is a modern human skull. Hominins had pronounced eyebrow ridge, but modern man made mobile eyebrows because their face shape became smaller.
On the left is a 13,000-year-old footprint found in sediments on Calvert Island, near the Canadian Pacific coast. On the right is a digitally enhanced image showing details of the footprint.
Star Carr, the central platform in North Yorkshire, England, was excavated by a research team that explored past climate change events in the Middle Stone Age. The Star Carr site is located in the construction of senior European carpenters and British builders.
Researchers have studied Archeopteryx fossils for 150 years, but new X-ray data suggest that a bird-like dinosaur can be an "active flyer".
This wall with paintings is located in La Pasiega Cave in Spain. The red horizontal and vertical staircase form is more than 64,000 years old and was made by Neanderthals.
These perforated shells were found in the Spanish Cueva de los Aviones Cave and were between 115,000 and 120,000 years ago. The researchers believe that they served as body ornaments for the Neanderthals.
In Israel, the former fossil of modern man ever found outside of Africa has recovered. This shows that modern people have left Africa at least 50,000 years earlier than previously believed. The upper jaw bone, including several teeth, was restored in a prehistoric cave.
It is an excavated structure on the northern edge of the Grand Plaza at Teposcolula-Yucundaa in Oaxaca, Mexico. Researchers investigated "murder" cemeteries associated with the devastating epidemic of 1545-1550. A new analysis shows that salmonella caused a typhoid epidemic.
Standing about 4 feet long, the early human predecessor, Paranthropus boisei, had a small brain and a wide, dish-like face. It is best known for large teeth and hefty muscles.