Researchers in Spain tested out different lighting methods to figure out how ancient painters were able to see in dark caves: via fireplaces, torches, or stone lamps. The latter two were most promising in their tests, but the researchers say all three have benefits and drawbacks.
Artifacts from Iron Age-era Scotland revealed ancient humans likely kept tokens to remind them of their deceased loved ones. Archaeologists uncovered spoons and gaming pieces built into a stone roundhouse that they think served as a reminder for the living of those they lost.
An analysis of over 236 ancient skulls reveals that Anglo-Saxons living in what’s now the United Kingdom were more united by their cultural practices and language than their genes.
Researchers working in Japan uncovered a 3,000-year-old fossil of a shark attack victim in the Seto Inland Sea. It’s the oldest known occurrence of a shark attacking a human ever recorded.
A massive skull uncovered by accident might reveal a new type of ancient human. Three papers were published on what scientists think is a new species, Homo longi.
Or just “Dragon Man,” if you prefer the nickname.