Life-sized models of an early modern human resident of the British Isles and his Neanderthal counterpart will be the main talking points of a new Natural History Museum paleoanthropology exhibition.… Continue Reading
On Halloween 2012 a Connecticut woman came face to face with a skull embedded in the roots of an oak tree toppled by Hurricane Sandy. Researchers chose Halloween 2013 to unveil their findings about the remains.… Continue Reading
The great strides in human evolution over the past 2 million years may be more closely linked to the lakes of the Great Rift Valley than to the African savannas, according to a new theory.… Continue Reading
A historian has rejected the consensus view that the Wirral was the likely site of one of the biggest battles in British history, claiming instead that a new case for County Durham is overwhelming. … Continue Reading
Old English, the language of the Anglo-Saxons, was spoken in the British Isles from the 5th century AD. Academics have revealed that it was last formally used in the city of Peterborough in 1154 AD.… Continue Reading
Using modern techniques to analyse the remains of 10 Viking Age people unearthed in Norway, scientists have discovered that 4 of them were likely slaves who were killed and buried with their masters.… Continue Reading
The study of the teeth of various hominid species from 3 million years ago to the present day reveals how, for the majority of human history, it was extremely rare to live more than 30 years.… Continue Reading
Viking expert and life-long Tranmere Rovers fan Professor Steve Harding has caused a stir on the Wirral by suggesting that the football club ditch its historic name and become ‘Viking Tranmere’ instead.… Continue Reading
The fossilised tail of a duckbill dinosaur unearthed in South Dakota had a Tyrannosaurus rex tooth embedded in it – and bone growth around the tooth shows that it lived to tell the tale.… Continue Reading
Astrobiologists believe that cancer is a throwback to our deep ancestral past – a billion year old genetic program present within us all. It is a new view which could transform cancer therapy.… Continue Reading
In 1996 archaeologists unearthed the skeleton of one of the earliest European settlers in Jamestown, Virginia. The cause of death suggested murder, but new historical evidence has just come to light.… Continue Reading
Roman soldier Lucius Valerius Geminus came from the Alpine foothills of northern Italy, but died in the town of Alchester, Oxfordshire, aged 50. His tombstone is to go on public display for the first time.… Continue Reading
ScotlandsDNA believes that everyone who carries one of 3 variants of the red-hair gene is a direct descendant of the first redhead ever to have it - two variants originating in West Asia around 70,000 years ago, and a younger variant originating in Europe around 30,000 years ago.
Earth’s history and future in a 2 year timeline. The evolution of humans has been astronomically unlikely, and the odds are that our species will blink out of existence, just like all of our closest relatives.
The sad death of actor Charles Durning on Christmas Eve brings into focus the wartime service of the ever dwindling 'greatest generation'. Here is a list, by no means definitive, of 50 notable people who served (with varying degrees of distinction) in uniform in WW2.
It is said that everyone on the planet is just 6 steps away from knowing every one else. Images of history's biggest icons show some very unlikely links, including Elvis Presley and Queen Victoria, and Marilyn Monroe and Rasputin.
The press recently hailed the 'remarkable discovery' by a 12 year-old genealogist that 42 out of 43 US presidents have King John as a common ancestor, but the most remarkable aspect of this story would be the odd one out who isn't descended from him.
From the first appearance of Ice Age artefacts, throughout the art of all civilisations, the human face has been preserved in defiance of space and time. This timeline shows our long fascination with our own image...