In pre-colonial South America, sambaqui builders ruled the coast for thousands of years. Their fate remained mysterious – until an ancient skull unlocked the new DNA evidence.
Machu Picchu originally functioned as a palace within the estate of the Inca emperor Pachacuti between 1420 and 1532 CE. Before this study, little was known about the people who lived and died there, where they came from or how they were related to the inhabitants of the Inca capital of Cusco.
Researchers created a 3D image of a Bronze Age woman who was likely part of Europe's "Bell Beaker" culture.
DNA from ancient burial unlocks the mystery of 5,000-year-old lost culture of ancient India.
In a groundbreaking project, a team of experts has meticulously reconstructed several model heads, using bone pieces, teeth, and skulls discovered around the world over the past century.
A breakthrough study has managed to obtain human DNA from a Stone Age object for the first time. Using a necklace that is 20,000 years old, researchers have been able to identify to whom it belonged.
Glyptodons were large, armored mammals that grew to the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, and natives took shelter inside their gigantic shells.
According to legend, the shroud was secretly carried from Judea in AD 30 or 33, and was housed in Edessa, Turkey, and Constantinople (the name for Istanbul before the Ottomans took over) for centuries. After crusaders sacked Constantinople in AD 1204, the cloth was smuggled to safety in Athens, Greece, where it stayed until AD 1225.
With the help of new archaeogenetic data, scientists have obtained exciting insights into the social order of the Aegean Bronze Age. Ancient DNA reveals completely unexpected marriage rules in Minoan Crete, scientists say.
New skeletal DNA analysis proves that who first called themselves English had origins in Germany, Denmark, and the Netherlands.