Baby teeth from 31,000 years ago unveil a new group of ancient Siberians who thrived in the region's harsh conditions in the last Ice Age. Another set of bones also reveals the mysterious origins of Native Americans.
Ancient June 5, 2019
An international team of scientists found a pouch that has traces of hallucinogenic drugs, including cocaine. They believe that the pouch belonged to a native American shaman who performed rituals during a human burial 1,000 years ago.
Ancient May 7, 2019
Native Californian languages long believed to be extinct were brought back to life with a new technology called Project IRENE. Some of the audio files are now available to the public, while tribal members can request access to specific files.
June 21, 2018
DNA taken from a baby unearthed in Alaska provided a glimpse into the origins of the Native Americans. The child was named "sunrise girl-child" by the local indigenous community, an appropriate name as she has shed light into ancient history.
Ancient January 4, 2018
Recently discovered cave markings in the Caribbean suggest that early interactions between Europeans and Native Americans weren't as violent and oppressive as initially thought — in some places.
Ancient July 20, 2016
A first-of-its-kind climate change grant of $48 million was allocated for Isle de Jean Charles, a low-lying island on the Gulf coast of Louisiana. The home to a Native American tribe is sinking and creating U.S. climate refugees.
Earth/Environment May 4, 2016
The US Army Corps of Engineers has finally settled the 20-year debate surrounding the origin of Kennewick Man. The ancient remains, also known as Ancient One, have strong genetic similarities with Native Americans.
Earth/Environment April 28, 2016
Columbus was blamed for bringing the devastating tuberculosis to the New World. A DNA study found that disease-carrying Europeans may have wiped out populations of Native Americans.
Life April 4, 2016
Populations of Native Americans in the Southwest dropped nearly after a century of European missionaries' arrival, contrary to claims that the dip occurred earlier. The wipeout had consequences not only on people, but on the environment as well.
Animals January 26, 2016
Students from Canadian Mennonite University were able to successfully grow an extinct squash from 800-year-old seeds, bringing the ancient vegetable back to life.
Animals November 30, 2015
The US government has agreed to pay the Navajo Nation $554 million to settle a lawsuit. The case, which included claims that date to more than 50 years ago, involved a claim of $900 million in damages.
Society September 26, 2014
An ancient human from 9,000 years ago may have been a powerful hunter with a surprising heritage, according to a new book.
August 27, 2014
Is the world’s massive population on a crash course headed for extinction? Anthropologists discover an ancient baby boom in southwestern North America and ended up kaput.
Life July 1, 2014
A teenage girl who died over 12,000 years ago could help researchers discover the origins of the first humans in the New World.
May 17, 2014
California Indian tribe joins effort to reintroduce endangered California condor to part of its historic habitat. The Yurok tribe of Northern California holds the giant bird to be sacred.
Animals April 27, 2014
A linguistic study of dozens of languages spoken around the Bering Strait suggests people may have stayed on the temporary land bridge between Asia and Alaska for up to 10,000 years. But why?
March 17, 2014
Cahokia was the first great city in North America. A thousand years ago, it was larger than New York or Philadelphia during the Revolution. Where did all those people come from?
Animals March 8, 2014
Genetic evidence says native Americas split from Asian cultures 25,000 years ago, but the oldest archaeological remains only date to 15,000 years ago. New evidence suggests what people were doing for the missing 10,000 years.
Animals March 1, 2014
Examination of DNA from a Clovis boy who died 12,600 years ago may answer questions about the origins of most Native Americans. But critics are holding on to a different theory.
Animals February 13, 2014
In Davie, Florida, experts have unearthed an intact set of human bones at a construction site. The bones are believed to have belonged to a native American woman who lived 2,000 years ago.
Animals January 13, 2014