This is an artistic impression of Ambopteryx longibrachium, one of the two dinosaurs known to have membranous wings. The fossilized remains of the dinosaur were found in Liaoning, in northeastern China, in 2017.
Reconstruction of a small tiranosaurouroid Suskityrannus hazelae from the Late Cretaceous.
Researchers have been studying the fossils of Archeopteryx for 150 years, but new X-ray data reveal that the bird-like dinosaur may have been an "active aviator."
A 160,000-year-old Denisovan jaw, found in a cave on the Tibetan plateau, is the first evidence of the presence of this ancient human group outside the Denisova Cave in Siberia.
An artistic illustration of Simbakubwa kutokaafrika, a gigantic carnivore that lived 23 million years ago. He is known for the fossils of most of his jaw, parts of his skull and parts of his skeleton. It was a hyaenodont, a now extinct group of carnivorous mammals, which was larger than a modern polar bear.
The upper right teeth of the newly discovered species Homo luzonensis. The teeth are smaller and more simplified than those that belong to other Homo species.
The imposing "Scotty" is the largest Tyrannosaurus rex in the world and the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Canada.
Researchers discovered unknown species at the Qingjiang fossil site on the banks of the Danshui River, near its confluence with the Qingjiang River in Hubei Province, China.
During a study of the ancient Iberian population, the remains of a man and a woman buried together in a Bronze Age site in Spain called Castillejo de Bonete showed that the woman was local and that the man's most recent ancestors came from of central Europe.
Durrington Walls is a henge site of the Late Neolithic in Wiltshire. The bones of pig recovered on the site revealed that people and livestock traveled hundreds of miles to celebrate banquets and celebrations.
An artistic impression of a herd of Galleonosaurus dorisae on a river bank in the Australian Antarctic valley during the early Cretaceous, 125 million years ago.
The remains of 137 children and 200 llamas were found in Peru in an area that was once part of the culture of the state of Chimú, which was at the peak of power during the fifteenth century. The children and the flames could have been sacrificed due to the floods.
The tooth of a giant extinct terrestrial sloth that lived in Belize 27,000 years ago revealed that the area was arid, rather than the jungle it is today.
An artistic illustration of what the small tyrannosaur Moros intrepidus would have looked like 96 million years ago. These small predators would eventually become Tyrannosaurus rex.
Examples of tools made from monkey bones and teeth recovered from the late Pleistocene layers of the Fa-Hien Lena cave in Sri Lanka show that primitive humans used sophisticated techniques to hunt monkeys and squirrels.
Tracks that are believed to belong to the Neanderthals have been found in the sand dune of the Bay of Catalonia.
Two of the fossil specimens discovered in Korea had reflective eyes, a feature that is still observed in the light.
An artistic illustration of Mnyamawamtuka moyowamkia, a long-necked titanosaur of the Middle Cretaceous recently found in Tanzania. His tail vertebra has a unique heart shape, which contributed to his name. In Swahili, the name translates as "Mtuka animal with a heart-shaped tail".
The oldest evidence of mobility is 2,100 million years old and was found in Gabon. The tubes, discovered on the blackboard, are filled with pyrite crystals generated by the transformation of biological tissue by bacteria, which are found in layers of clay minerals.
Researchers recently studied climate change in Greenland, as it did during the Viking era. By using lake sediment cores, they discovered that it was actually warmer than previously thought. They studied at several sites, including a reproduction of the church of Thjodhild in the state of Erik the Red in the 21st century, known as Brattahlíð, in what is now Qbadiarsuk, Greenland.
This is an artistic illustration of Antarctica, 250 million years ago. The newly discovered fossil of a dinosaur relative, Antarctanax shackletoni, revealed that reptiles lived among the diverse wildlife in Antarctica after mbad extinction.
The bony points and perforated teeth found in the Denisova cave dated back to the early Upper Paleolithic. A new study establishes the cave's timeline, and housed the first known humans as early as 300,000 years ago.
The illustration of this artist shows a marine reptile similar to a platypus at nightfall. This duck slaughter 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 prey.
Although it is difficult to detect, the researchers found spots of lapis lazuli pigment, called overseas, on the dental plaque on the lower jaw of a medieval woman.
A Neanderthal fossil, left, and a modern human skeleton. In general, Neanderthals are considered to have a high incidence of trauma compared to modern humans, but a new study reveals that head trauma was consistent for both.
Borneo's oldest figurative artwork goes back 40,000 years, when humans lived on what is now known as the third largest island on Earth.
The tooth of a 250,000-year-old Neandertal child contains an unprecedented record of the seasons of birth, lactation, illness and lead exposure during the first three years of his life.
An illustration of an artist shows giant nocturnal elephant birds that feed on the ancient forests of Madagascar at night. A new study suggests that birds now extinct were nocturnal and blind.
Kebara 2 is the most complete Neanderthal fossil recovered to date. It was discovered in the cave of Kebara in Israel, where other Neanderthal remains have been found.
The oldest intact shipwreck in the world was found by a research team in the Black Sea. It is a Greek trade ship that dates back to 400 BC. The ship was inspected and digitally mapped by two remote submarine vehicles.
This fossil represents a new fish similar to a piranha of the Jurbadic period with sharp and pointed teeth. It probably fed on the fins of other fish.
The fossil skull of the young Diplodocus known as Andrew, in the hands of Cary Woodruff, paleontology director of the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum.
Two small bones from the cave Ciemna 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.
The illustration of this artist shows the recently discovered dinosaur species Ledumahadi mafube feeding in the early Jurbadic of South Africa. Heterodontosaurus, another South African dinosaur, can also be seen in the foreground.
A 73,000-year-old red shading pattern was drawn on a silicrete scale, which forms when sand and gravel join, and is found in a cave in South Africa.
A set of medium Neolithic pottery that includes typical Danilo pottery, figulina and rita that was used to contain meat, milk, cheese and yogurt.
These four dinosaurs show the evolution of alvarezsaurs. From the left, Haplocheirus, Xiyunykus, Bannykus and Shuvuuia reveal elongation of the jaws, reduction of teeth and changes in the hand and arm.
Eorhynchochelys sinensis is a primitive turtle that lived 228 million years ago. He had a toothless beak, but no shell.
The leg bones of a 7-year-old boy, recovered from an old Roman cemetery, show flexions and deformities badociated with rickets.
The famous statues of Easter Island, called moai, were originally full-body figures that have been partially covered over time. They represent important ancestors of Rapa Nui and were carved after a population was established on the island 900 years ago.
The researchers are at the excavation site of Aubrey Hole 7, where cremated human remains were recovered at Stonehenge for study. New research suggests that 40% of the 25 individuals buried at Stonehenge were not from there, but possibly transported stones from West Wales and helped build it.
The fossil of the recently 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 boy Australopithecus afarensis nicknamed Selam.
The impact of the asteroids that caused the extinction of dinosaurs also destroyed global forests, according to a new study. This illustration shows one of the few land birds that survived the toxic environment and mbad extinction.
The remains of a sacrificed rhinoceros are helping researchers to date the date when primitive humans arrived in the Philippines. They found a complete skeleton of 75% of a rhinoceros that was clearly mbadacred, with 13 of its bones showing cut marks and areas where the bone was struck to release marrow, at the archaeological site of Kalinga on the island of Luzon.
This is just one of the 26 individuals who are in the place of a fifth-century mbadacre on the Swedish island of Öland. This teenager was found lying on his side, suggesting a slower death. Other skeletons found in the houses and streets of the ringfort in Sandby borg show signs of sudden death from blows to the head.
The skeleton of a young woman and her fetus were found in a brick coffin dating from medieval Italy. His skull shows an example of neurosurgery, and his son was extruded after death in a rare "coffin birth".
This portion of a whale's skull was found at the construction site of the Calaveras dam in California, along with at least 19 other people. Some of the pieces are 3 feet long.
A cow skull from the Stone Age shows trepanation, a hole in the skull that was created by humans as a surgical intervention or experiment.
On the left is a fossilized skull of our hominin ancestor Homo heidelbergensis, which lived 200,000 to 600,000 years ago. On the right there is a modern human skull. The hominids had pronounced wrinkles in the eyebrows, but modern humans evolved mobile eyebrows as their face shape became smaller.
On the left there is a trace of 13,000 years old that is found in the sediments of Calvert Island, off the Pacific coast of Canada. On the right there 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 of structures built in Britain.
This wall with paintings is in the cave of La Pasiega in Spain. The shape of the staircase of the horizontal and vertical red lines is more than 64,000 years old and was made by Neanderthals.
These perforated shells were found in the marine cave of the Cave of the Airplanes of Spain and date from between 115,000 and 120,000 years ago. Researchers believe that this served as body ornamentation for Neanderthals.
The first modern human fossil ever found outside Africa has been recovered in Israel. This suggests that modern humans left Africa at least 50,000 years earlier than previously believed. The upper jaw, including several teeth, was recovered in a prehistoric cave site.
This is a structure excavated at the northern end of the Great Plaza in Teposcolula-Yucundaa in Oaxaca, Mexico. The researchers investigated a cemetery of "pestilence" badociated with a devastating epidemic of 1545-1550. A new badysis suggests that salmonella caused an epidemic of typhoid fever.
Standing about 4 feet tall, the primitive human ancestor Paranthropus boisei had a small brain and a broad, plate-like face. It is best known for having large teeth and strong chewing muscles.