The recently discovered fossilized femur of an ancient giant bird revealed that it weighed almost as much as an adult polar bear and could reach 11½ feet tall. It lived between 1.5 million and 2 million years ago.
This jawbone belonged to a Neanderthal girl who lived 120,000 years ago. It was found in Scladina Cave in Belgium.
This is an artist's illustration of the newly discovered dinosaur species Fostoria dhimbangunmal
The radiocarbon dating has revealed that this Iron Age wooden shield was made between 395 and 255 BC
The incredibly well-preserved fossil of a 3 million-year-old extinct species of field mouse, found in Germany, which was less than 3 inches long, was found to have a red pigment in its fur.
A mass grave dated to 5,000 years ago in Poland contains 1
This is an artist's impression of the Ambopteryx longibrachium, one of only two dinosaurs known to have membranous wings.
Researchers have been studying Archaeopteryx fossils for 150 years, but new X-ray data (19659002) A 160,000-year-old Denisovan jawbone found in a cave on the Tibetan Plateau is the first evidence of the presence of this ancient human group outside Denisova Cave in Siberia.
An artist's illustration of Simbakubwa kutokaafrika, and a gigantic carnivore that lived 23 million years ago. It is known from fossils of most of its jaw, portions of its skull and parts of its skeleton. It was a hyaenodont, a now-extinct group of mammalian carnivores, that was larger than a modern-day polar bear.
The right upper teeth of the newly discovered species Homo luzonensis. The teeth are smaller and more simplified than those belonging to other Homo species.
The scattered and scarred "Scotty" is the world's largest Tyrannosaurus rex and the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada
Researchers discovered unknown species at the Qingjiang Fossil site on the bank of the Danshui River, near its junction with the Qingjiang River in Hubei Province, China
During the study of the ancient Iberian population, the remains of a man and woman buried together at a Spanish Bronze Age site called Castillejo de Bonete showed that the woman was a local and the man's most recent ancestors had come from central Europe
Durrington Walls is a Late Neolithic henge site in Wiltshire.
An artist's impression of a Galleonosaurus dorisae herd on a river bank in the Australian-Antarctic rift valley during the Early Cretaceous, 125 million years ago .
The remains of 137 children and 200 lamas were found in Peru in an area that was once part of the Chimu state culture, which was at the peak of power during the 15th century.
The tooth of an extinct giant ground sloth that lived in Belize 27,000 years ago revealed that the area was arid, rather than the jungle that it is today. artist's illustration of what the little tyrannosaurus Moros intrepidus would have looked like 96 million years ago. These small predators would eventually become Tyrannosaurus rex
Examples of tools made from monkeys and teeth recovered from the Late Pleistocene layers of Fa-Hien Lena Cave in Sri Lanka show that early humans used sophisticated techniques to hunt monkeys and squirrels. 19659002] Footprints thought to belong to Neanderthals have been found in the Catalan Bay of Sand Dune
An artist's illustration of Mnyamawamtuka moyowamkia, and a long-necked titanosaur from the middle Cretaceous period recently found in Tanzania. Its tail vertebra has a unique heart shape, which has contributed to its name. In Swahili, the name translates to "the animal of the Mtuka with a heart-shaped tail."
The oldest evidence of mobility is 2.1 billion years old and was found in Gabon. The tubes, discovered in black shale, are filled with pyrite crystals generated by the transformation of biological tissue by bacteria found in layers of clay minerals.
Researchers recently studied climate change in Greenland as it happened during the time of the Vikings. By using the lake sediment cores, they found it was actually warmer than previously believed. They studied at several sites, including a 21st-century reproduction of the Thodhild's church on Erik the Red's estate, known as Brattahlíð, present day Qassiarsuk, Greenland.
This is an artist's illustration of Antarctica, 250 million years ago. The newly discovered fossil of a relative dinosaur, Antarctanax shackletoni, revealed that reptiles lived among the various wildlife in Antarctica after the mass extinction
Bone points and pierced teeth found in Denis Cave were dated to early Upper Paleolithic. A new study establishes the timeline of the cave, and it sheltered the first known humans as early as 300,000 years ago
This artist's illustration shows a marine reptile similar to a platypus hunting at dusk. This duckbilled animal was the first reptile to have unusually small eyes that most likely required it to use other senses, such as the tactile sense of its duckbill, to hunt for prey.
Although it's hard to spot, researchers found flecks of lapis lazuli pigment, called ultramarine, in the dental plaque on the lower jaw of a medieval woman
A neanderthal fossil, left, and a modern human skeleton. Neanderthals are commonly considered to show a high incidence of trauma compared to modern humans, but a new study reveals that the head trauma was consistent for both.
The world's oldest figurative artwork from Borneo dates back to 40,000 years ago, when humans were living on what's now known as Earth's third-largest island.
A 250,000-year-old Neanderthal child's tooth contains an unprecedented record of the seasons of birth, nursing, illness and lead exposures over the first three years of his life. the ancient forests of Madagascar at night. A new study suggests that the now-extinct birds were nocturnal and blind.
Kebara 2 is the most complete Neanderthal fossil recovered to date. It was uncovered in Israel's Kebara Cave, where other Neanderthal remains have been found.
The world's oldest intact shipwreck was found by a research team in the Black Sea. It is a Greek trading vessel that was dated to 400 BC. The ship was surveyed and digitally mapped by two remote underwater vehicles.
This fossil represents a new piranha-like fish from the Jurassic period with sharp, pointed teeth. It probably fed on the fins of other fishes.
The fossil skull of the young Diplodocus known as Andrew, held by Cary Woodruff, director of paleontology at the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum
Two small bones from Ciemna Cave in Poland are the oldest human remains found in the country. The condition of the bones also suggests that the child was eaten by a large bird.
This artist's illustration shows the newly discovered dinosaur species Ledumahadi mafube foraging in the Early Jurassic of South Africa. Heterodontosaurus, another South African dinosaur, can also be seen in the foreground.
A 73,000-year-old red cross-hatch pattern was drawn on a silicrete flake that forms sand and cement together, cave in South Africa
A suite of Middle Neolithic pottery including typical Danilo ware, figulina and rhyta that was used to hold meat, milk, cheese and yoghurt
These four dinosaurs showcase the evolution of alvarezsaurs. From left, Haplocheirus, Xiyunykus, Bannykus and Shuvuuia reveal the lengthening of the jaws, reduction of teeth and changes in the hand and arm
Eorhynchochelys sinensis is a early turtle that lived 228 million years ago. It has a toothless beak, but no shell.
The legs of a 7-year-old, recovered from an ancient Roman cemetery, show bending and deformities associated with rickets. , were originally full-body figures that have been partially covered over the passage of time. They represent important Rapa Nui ancestors and were carved after a population was established on the island 900 years ago.
Researchers stand at the excavation site of Aubrey Hole 7, where cremated human remains were recovered at Stonehenge to be studied. New research suggests that 40% of 25 individuals buried at Stonehenge were not from there – but they probably transported stones from West Wales and helped build it.
The fossil of the newly discovered armored dinosaur Akainacephalus johnsoni was found in southern Utah
The foot is a part of a partial skeleton of a 3.32 million-year-old skeleton of a Australopithecus afarensis child dubbed Selam.
The asteroid impact that caused dinosaurs to go extinct also destroyed global forests, according to a new study. This illustration shows one of the few earth-dwelling birds that survived the toxic environment and mass extinction.
The remains of a butchered rhinoceros are helping scientists date when early humans arrived in the Philippines. They found a 75% complete skeleton of a rhinoceros that was clearly butchered, with 13 of its bones displaying cut marks and areas where the bone was struck to release the marrow, at the Kalinga archaeological site on the island of Luzon
This is just one of 26 individuals found at the site of a fifth-century massacre on the Swedish island of Öland. This adolescent was found lying on his side, suggesting a slower death.
The skeleton of a young woman and her fetus were found in a brick coffin dating back to medieval Italy. Her skull shows an example of neurosurgery, and her child was extruded after death in a rare "coffin birth."
This part of a skull was found at Calaveras Dam construction site in California, along with at least 19 others.
A Stone Age cow skull shows trepanation, and a hole in the cranium that was created by humans as a surgical intervention or experiment
On the left is a fossilized skull of our hominin Homo heidelbergensis ancestor, who lived 200,000 to 600,000 years ago. On the right is a modern human skull. Hominins have pronounced pronounced ridges, but modern humans have evolved mobile eyebrows as their face shape became smaller.
On the left is a 13,000-year-old footprint as found in the sediment on Calvert Island off the Canadian Pacific Coast. On the right is a digitally enhanced image, showing details of the footprint.
A central platform at Star Carr in North Yorkshire, England, was excavated by a research team studying past climate change events at the Middle Stone Age site. The Star Carr site is home to the oldest evidence of carpentry in Europe and built structures in Britain.
This wall with paintings is in the La Pasiega Cave in Spain.
These perforated shells were found in the Spanish Cueva de los Aviones sea cave and date between 115,000 and 120,000 years ago. Researchers believe these served as body ornamentation for Neanderthals
The earliest modern human fossil ever found outside of Africa has been recovered in Israel. This suggests that modern humans left Africa at least 50,000 years earlier than previously believed. The upper jawbone, including several teeth, was recovered in a prehistoric cave site.
This is an excavated structure at the northern edge of the Grand Plaza at Teposcolula-Yucunda in Oaxaca, Mexico. Researchers investigated a "pestilence" cemetery associated with a devastating 1545-1550 epidemic. New analysis suggests that salmonella caused a typhoid fever epidemic.
Standing about 4 feet tall, early human ancestor Paranthropus boisei had a small brain and a wide, dish-like face. It is well-known for having big teeth and hefty chewing muscles.