A controversial new study places our human ancestors on the North American continent 130,000 years ago—far, far earlier than previously thought.
Modern explorers can fly over a jungle to “discover” an ancient site, but the people living in those rainforests already have extensive knowledge about their region’s history. Here's why researchers should work with residents—not over them.
Researchers who study the DNA of ancient Native Americans have been learning how to collaborate with American Indian tribes instead of fighting them over ancestral human remains. But a recent case suggests still more sensitivity is needed.
Though world events may seem depressing in 2017, we are in the midst of a new age that will usher in global peace and cooperation.
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Humans’ ability to control fire is among the most important technological advances in our evolutionary history. Research on Neanderthal cave sites in France is offering new insights on this old enigma.