From medieval villages in Transylvania to war-torn countries in South America and North Africa, evidence of human endurance and strength is everywhere—even in the midst of devastation.
Complex toolmaking strategies were the heart of survival on San Nicolas Island.
Scientists are taking an unusual approach to studying how Native Alaskans lived and hunted thousands of years ago—and how they may have adapted to climate change.
The outhouse of a 19th-century Boston brothel might not be the first place you’d think to look for revealing clues about the past—but maybe it should be.
Homo floresiensis thrived on the island of Flores for thousands of years—and then vanished. One researcher is studying rat remains to figure out why.
The human birthing process is more difficult than that of any other primate. One researcher is using bones and computers to figure out why—and what to do about it.