human remains

California family kidnapped on Monday found dead

The hunt for a family that went missing in a rural California town ended in tragedy after their remains were found.


1,000-year-old antisemitic violence victims revealed in archaeological discovery

Skeletons found over a decade ago have now been revealed to have been Ashkenazi Jews who had fallen victims to an antisemitic incident.

Ancient jawbone could give glimpse of Europe's earliest humans

The surprise find, which could be about 1.4 million years old, could also give vital clues to the evolution of the human face over the millennia.


New evidence shows history of human species more complex than thought

The most ancient human species includes fossils that date to the time at which our lineage separated from the lineages leading to chimpanzees and bonobos.

By Dr. Yonat Eshchar/Davidson Institute of Science Education
Head lice

Head lice on humans can preserve ancient DNA - study

DNA of ancient Argentinian mummies was extracted from a cement-like substance used by lice in the distant past to glue their eggs to human hair.

Israel is a crossroads for human evolution

ARCHAEOLOGICAL AFFAIRS: Archaeologists find that the Holy Land’s 1.5 million-year-long human presence still has secrets to reveal.

How a bone puzzle helped identify new type of prehistoric human in Israel

Some 17 fragments of a mandible, a tooth and a piece of skull were the key to allow researchers to find out about the ‘Nesher Ramla Homo.’

China's 'Dragon Man' may be an undiscovered ancient relative of humans

The discovery of a new hominid species itself is incredible enough, but the story of Homo longi is especially unique due to the circumstances of its discovery.


Colorado cult accused keeping leader's mummified remains appear in court

The four men and three women, ranging in age from 30 to 52 years old, are each charged with one count of abusing of a corpse and two counts of misdemeanor child abuse

A handaxe from the Achelean layers at Wonderwerk, South Africa. In the background is the cave entran

Israeli scholars find millions-year-old human traces in ‘Miracle’ Cave

“We can now say with confidence that our human ancestors were making simple Oldowan stone tools inside the Wonderwerk Cave 1.8 million years ago."

Subscribe for our daily newsletter
Subscribe for our daily newsletter

By subscribing I accept the terms of use and privacy policy