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Early humans used fire to permanently change the landscape tens of...

Jessica Thompson, Yale University; David K. Wright, University of Oslo, and Sarah Ivory, Penn State Fields of rust-colored soil,...

Early humans used fire to permanently change the landscape tens of...

Jessica Thompson, Yale University; David K. Wright, University of Oslo, and Sarah Ivory, Penn State Fields of rust-colored soil,...

How do archaeologists know where to dig?

Gabriel D. Wrobel, Michigan State University and Stacey Camp, Michigan State University National Geographic magazines and Indiana Jones movies might have you picturing archaeologists excavating...

Archaeologists determined the step-by-step path taken by the first people to...

Matthew F. Napolitano, University of Oregon; Jessica Stone, University of Oregon; Robert DiNapoli, Binghamton University, State University of New York, and Scott Fitzpatrick, University...

What archaeology tells us about the music and sounds made by...

Joshua Kumbani, University of the Witwatersrand Music has been part and parcel of humanity for a long time. Not every sound is musical, but sound...

When did we become fully human? What fossils and DNA tell...

Nick Longrich, University of Bath When did something like us first appear on the planet? It turns out there’s remarkably little agreement on this question....

Ancient DNA is revealing the genetic landscape of people who first...

Melinda A. Yang, University of Richmond The very first human beings originally emerged in Africa before spreading across Eurasia about 60,000 years ago. After that,...

Brewing Mesopotamian beer brings a sip of this vibrant ancient drinking...

Tate Paulette, North Carolina State University It’s been about five months since I set foot in a bar. Like many of you navigating life in...

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How the movie Selma made MLK human again

By John Baick, Western New England University It’s been almost 60 years since Martin Luther King, Jr. became a household name during the 1955-1956 Montgomery...