Paleontologists have announced the discovery of yet another new species of ancient human, one that lived in the Philippines between 50,000 and 67,000 years ago. Much like the ‘Hobbit’ species known as Flores Man that was found in Indonesia in 2004, this new species was also small in stature, and
A recent aerial survey of the Maya Biosphere Reserve in Guatemala has uncovered a vast interconnected network of ancient cities, hidden for centuries beneath the jungle canopy that reclaimed this "megalopolis" after it was abandoned long ago. These new findings paint a picture of a far more complex and extensive pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilization than what was previously assumed.
Researchers have found what may be the earliest depiction of dogs hunting alongside a human companion in Saudi Arabia, in a sandstone carving believed to be more than 8,000 years old. The human is armed with a bow and arrow, accompanied by thirteen dogs, including two that appear to be tethered to their biped counterpart by what the researchers believe are leashes — possibly the oldest record of the use of such a restraining device by humans.
A new species of insect has been discovered from a 100-million year old fossil, found trapped in a piece of amber that was excavated in Myanmar. Being dubbed an "alien insect" by the press, the creature was so different from other known classifications of insect that entomologists have placed it in its own taxonomic order within the insect kingdom.