An ancient interment site in Russia challenges us to rethink how Paleolithic humans in Europe treated their dead and organized their societies.
New tools, partnerships, and investigations into a regional “hole in the map” are helping to fill in the picture of Paleolithic art in Spain's Basque Country.
For the field that studies everything human, the past year has been one of great upheaval and radical revelations.
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.
Looking back at human history from our polluted, sedentary urban lives, we can easily elevate our Paleolithic past. But was it all we imagine?
Scientific findings tend to be provisional. That’s a good thing.