The discovery of an ancient carved stone in Turkey may have revealed the existence of a previously-lost ancient kingdom that stood during the ninth through seventh centuries BCE. Despite there being virtually no known record of this still-unnamed kingdom, it was apparently powerful enough to have conquered the better-known kingdomread more

A new study suggests that some ancient humans may have had an ability that many of us would like to have at the end of each year: to be able to hibernate through the cold winter months. This new theory regarding our ancestors and their close cousins came from half-million-year-oldread more

Archaeologists have uncovered an extensive spread of ice-age rock art in the Colombian Amazon, composed of thousands of images depicting mastodons, giant sloths and other extinct creatures, and presumably the lives of the people that recorded these very scenes. Painted in vivid, earthy ochre on the hills above three rock sheltersread more