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Oldest alphabet identified as Hebrew: Israelites turned hieroglyphics into letters, researcher claims. Dec 24, 2016 514
Glassmaking may have begun in Egypt, not Mesopotamia. Brief article Dec 24, 2016 268
Monkey flakes resemble hominid tools: unlike human ancestors, capuchins don't use sharp rocks to cut. Nov 26, 2016 577
Australia's interior colonized quickly: roots of Aboriginal culture may stretch back 49,000 years. Nov 26, 2016 875
Apes recognize others' false beliefs: animals anticipate person's thoughts and actions, scientists say. Nov 12, 2016 558
Big Viking families nurtured murder: killers tended to have more relatives than their victims. Nov 12, 2016 637
Maya codex real, analysis claims: Grolier text could claim spot as oldest book from Americas. Oct 29, 2016 777
Oldest indigo-dyed fabric found: ancient Peruvians used blue hue 6,000 years ago. Oct 15, 2016 489
The hybrid factor: the physical effects of interbreeding among animals may offer clues to Neandertals' genetic mark on humans. Oct 15, 2016 3126
Bonobos adept at nut cracking. Brief article Oct 1, 2016 147
Details of Otzi's clothes unveiled: Iceman wore hides from wild and domesticated animals. Sep 17, 2016 359
Lucy fell from tree, study claims: disputed analysis says tumble killed famed early hominid. Sep 17, 2016 751
Cognitive scientist puts profanity in its place. Book review Sep 17, 2016 446
Flood tale rooted in real disaster: deluge might have given China's first dynasty wet start. Sep 3, 2016 717
Cancer afflicted ancient hominids: nearly 2-million-year-old bone had possibly malignant tumor. Sep 3, 2016 553
Ape-man hoax pinned on one culprit: probe rules out coconspirators in Piltdown Man forgery. Sep 3, 2016 776
Honey hunters ask birds for help: honeyguides, Yao people communicate to collaborate. Aug 20, 2016 698
New date suggested for Homo naledi: South African hominid may have lived only 900,000 years ago. Aug 6, 2016 824
Lasers map hidden cities in Cambodia: aerial surveys are revealing extent of ancient Khmer Empire. Jul 23, 2016 504
Wine making goes way back in ancient Europe. Brief article Jul 9, 2016 246
Hobbit history gets new beginning: fossils of potential ancestor fuel debate over Homo floresiensis. Jul 9, 2016 746
Europeans lit fires 800,000 years ago: cave holds continent's earliest evidence of intentional blazes. Jul 9, 2016 443
Deadly devotion: new studies explore why ordinary people turn terrorist. Jul 9, 2016 3060
Stone circles show Neandertals' skills: ancient stalagmite structures found inside French cave. Brief article Jun 25, 2016 257
Some Stone Age humans ventured back to Africa. Brief article Jun 25, 2016 176
Climate shift altered primate evolution: fossil finds may explain why humans arose in Africa, not Asia. Jun 11, 2016 636
Florida inhabited surprisingly early: more evidence puts people in North America before Clovis. Jun 11, 2016 620
Bear bone rewrites human history in Ireland. Brief article May 28, 2016 207
Ancient surgery had ritual purpose: skull cutting 6,000 years ago was not medical treatment. May 28, 2016 717
Debate over Homo naledi continues: fossils' age and arrival in cave remain mysterious. May 14, 2016 994
Viking-era 'woman in blue' provides clues to Iceland's earliest settlers. Brief article May 14, 2016 323
Belize cave was site of Maya child sacrifice. Brief article May 14, 2016 299
Cambodia's hidden city: laser technology reveals surprising sprawl around Angkor Wat. May 14, 2016 3115
Hobbits died out earlier than thought: disappearance coincided with Homo sapiens' arrival in region. Apr 30, 2016 793
Marijuana linked to financial woes. Brief article Apr 30, 2016 242
Melanesians carry Denisovan genes: present-day Pacific Islanders also inherited Neandertal DNA. Apr 16, 2016 444
Tailored Egyptian dress is the oldest ever found. Brief article Apr 2, 2016 198
Psychology's replication crisis debated: analyses of reproducibility review reach conflicting conclusions. Apr 2, 2016 734
Raw meat, tools drove facial evolution: advantages of slicing food led to H. erectus' small teeth, jaws. Apr 2, 2016 452
Ancient engraved pendant found in England. Brief article Apr 2, 2016 251
Easter Islanders made tools, not war: artifacts challenge idea that violence led to Rapa Nui collapse. Mar 19, 2016 545
Babylonians used fancy geometry: ancients had remarkably modern way to track Jupiter. Mar 5, 2016 509
New clues illuminate mysteries of ancient Egyptian portraits. Brief article Mar 5, 2016 224
Massacre hints at early origin of war: 10,000-year-old skeletons show signs of lethal violence. Feb 20, 2016 570
Mystery hominid settled Sulawesi: stone tools point to early colonization of remote island. Feb 6, 2016 596
Iceman has the world's oldest tattoos. Brief article Jan 23, 2016 176
Death pit deepens Neolithic mystery: ancient victims of violence add to debate over circular graves. Jan 23, 2016 709
Over the, edge: what leads a person to move from thinking about suicide to taking action? Jan 9, 2016 3058
Science forecast for 1966. Brief article Dec 26, 2015 151
Arrival to South America pushed back: people reached Chile by 18,500 years ago, stone tools indicate. Dec 26, 2015 433
Bees sweetened early farmers' lives: chemical traces on pottery point to broad use of wax, honey. Dec 12, 2015 512
DNA puts Neandertal relatives in Siberia for 60,000 years. Brief article Dec 12, 2015 205
Plagues plagued the Bronze Age: Yersinia pestis infected people long before Black Death. Report Nov 28, 2015 727
Fossil offers clues to ape evolution: living apes may have arisen from gibbonlike primate. Report Nov 28, 2015 548
DNA illuminates reverse migration: ancient genome points to Eurasian ancestry in Africa. Nov 14, 2015 416
Before Europe, humans went to Asia: people reached China by 80,000 years ago, fossil teeth suggest. Nov 14, 2015 534
Early globalization on display in history of Eurasian civilization. Book review Nov 14, 2015 432
Oldest decapitated head in the Americas. Brief article Oct 31, 2015 212
Bronze Age mummies found in Britain: microscopic investigation uncovers once-preserved skeletons. Oct 31, 2015 795
Ancient hominid ears were tuned to high frequencies. Brief article Oct 31, 2015 193
Oldest humanlike hand bone. Brief article Oct 17, 2015 223
New species of hominid found: undated fossils from South Africa resemble genus Homo. Oct 3, 2015 748
Psych studies fail replication test: experiment redos highlight problem with P value statistics. Oct 3, 2015 635
Pottery clarifies route to Polynesia: New Guinea shards show ties between islanders, seafarers. Oct 3, 2015 532
Chimps keep numbers high as forest losses mount. Brief article Oct 3, 2015 128
Bones tell of 7,000-year-old massacre: mass grave fuels debate over demise of early farming culture. Sep 19, 2015 453
Fired-up apes: chimps show their smarts and fuel an evolutionary debate. Sep 19, 2015 3354
Monkey brain's folds surprising: Victoriapithecus fossil may alter primate evolution story. Aug 8, 2015 582
DNA resolves Kennewick Man debate: ancient skeleton closely related to modern Native Americans. Jul 25, 2015 686
Music to just about everyone's ears: statistical analysis finds globally shared rhythms, pitch changes. Jul 25, 2015 561
Human face laugh lines traced to apes: chimps' expressions signal silent communication evolved early. Jul 11, 2015 329
Trackers decipher ancient footprints: hunters help reconstruct behavior of early Europeans. Jul 11, 2015 1049
A biologist takes aim at religion. Book review Jul 11, 2015 450
Hominid family gets new member: East African species lived near Lucy's kind, discoverers say. Jun 27, 2015 706
Cold at heart: changing minds about how to treat criminal psychopaths. Jun 27, 2015 2943
Earliest known stone tools unearthed: at 3.3 million years old, flakes, cores predate origin of Homo. Report Jun 13, 2015 740
Bullying linked to poor mental health: being picked on worse threat than child abuse, study suggests. May 30, 2015 675
Ritual cannibalism occurred in prehistoric England: archaeologists discover gnaw and butcher marks on 14,700-year-old human bones. May 30, 2015 613
Beads suggest hunter-gatherers resisted farming in Northern Europe: culture clash may have delayed arrival of agriculture. May 16, 2015 474
'Little Foot' lived in same era as Lucy: new dating pushes back age of earliest South Africa hominids. May 2, 2015 613
Early arrival for hominids in Greece: new data place human ancestors there by 206,000 years ago. May 2, 2015 477
Kennewick man's bones reveal an ancient taste for seafood. Brief article May 2, 2015 123
Footprints offer clues about daily hominid life. Brief article May 2, 2015 155
Earliest evidence of humans living in rainforests. Brief article Apr 18, 2015 223
Cache of eagle claws points to Neandertal jewelry-making: extinct human relative had ability to create symbolic objects 130,000 years ago, researchers argue. Apr 18, 2015 638
Ring links Viking, Islamic civilizations: inscription, style and lack of wear point to ancient contact. Apr 18, 2015 356
Fossil linked to origin of human genus: classification of 2.8-million-year-old jaw sparks controversy. Apr 4, 2015 523
Reading the Stones: there is more than one way to tell the story of hominid evolution via ancient tools. Apr 4, 2015 3892
'The Invaders' sees dogs as key to modern humans' success. Book review Apr 4, 2015 387
DNA foretells success in intervention: at-risk kids with stress-gene variant responded best to program. Mar 21, 2015 562
Wheat reached England before farming. Mar 21, 2015 222
Alexithymia\uh LEHK suh THY mee uh\n. Brief article Mar 7, 2015 164
Earliest New World monkey unearthed: fossils suggest primates came to South America from Africa. Mar 7, 2015 400
Scans push back origins of tool use: ancient fossils contain inner signs of humanlike hands. Feb 21, 2015 344
Murals unveil Maya literary practices: discoveries peg ritual specialists as central to making books. Feb 21, 2015 586
Fossil recasts history of first Europeans. Brief article Feb 21, 2015 246
Ancient bone hand ax found in China. Brief article Feb 7, 2015 231
Ancient Egyptian blue glass beads reached Scandinavia: chemical analysis extends range of bronze age trade. Jan 24, 2015 649
Culture affects tones of voices: schizophrenia's hallucinations tend to positive in some places. Jan 24, 2015 561
Ancient hominids engraved shells: over 400,000 years ago, H. erectus in Indonesia carved zigzags. Dec 27, 2014 559

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