Throughout the Middle East, the versatile fruit has been revered since antiquity. How will it fare in a changing world?
Thousands of years ago, Saharans ate the kernels before the fruit became sweet
The nearly mile-long structure allowed inhabitants to paddle to rich fishing grounds and access trade routes
Prehistoric hunter gatherers carried out the surgery thousands of years before the previous recognized example
Analysis of a femur fossil indicates that a key species could already move somewhat like us
Friars in Cambridge, England, suffered from these parasites at nearly double the rate found among average unwashed citizens
Famine and disease from millennia ago likely spurred the rapid evolution of the trait on the continent
Researchers combed through 19th-century records and found evidence of the species, which joined a menagerie that included Galapagos tortoises and kangaroos
Dozens of important cultural, social, and ecological places are already at risk from climate hazards.
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In the sparse Utah desert, the vital contributions of these 19th-century laborers are finally coming to light
A massive 1,100-year-old graveyard leads to a surprising new view of the Nordic legacy in Britain
Scientists have examined remains from caves and think the shelters served as temporary camps for hunters who targeted horses
DNA analysis suggests the Chinese immigrants' supply chain stretched to Southeast Asia
It wasn’t just a legend. Archaeologists are getting to the bottom of the city celebrated by Homer nearly 3,000 years ago
From a pristinely preserved wolf pup to ancient camels, remains found in northern Canada's frozen earth have provided remarkable glimpses into the Ice Age
Researchers suggest the practice was a response to Spanish conquistadors' desecration of the remains
Mineralized feces chock-full of parasitic eggs indicate that it wasn’t the lower classes alone who suffered from certain infectious diseases
Analysis of ash from a massive volcanic eruption places the famed Omo I fossil 36,000 years back in time