The evolution of uniquely human cognitive abilities gave us the means to wage war—as well as the capacity to avoid it.
Tree-ring dating helps answer questions about pre-Columbian life in the Mesa Verde region.
Long considered by Europeans to be void of archaeological riches, Timbuktu is a treasure trove of ancient human history.
In the 20th century, Japanese anthropologists and officials tried to hide the existence of the Indigenous Ainu. Then the Ainu fought back like their cousins, the bears.
Among gifts, the peace medal is one of the most coveted—and complex.
Archaeologists are plumbing the human experience to find out how various societies have responded to existential challenges to their survival.