Oct 12 2017 : When scientists excavated a 40,000-year-old skeleton in China in 2003, they thought they had discovered the offspring of a Neandertal and a modern human. But ancient DNA now reveals that the Tianyuan Man has only traces of Neandertal DNA and none detectable from another type of extinct human known as a Denisovan. Read More.. New paleogenomic research appears to rule out the likelihood that inhabitants of Easter Island intermixed with South Americans prior to the arrival of Europeans on the island in 1722 . Read More..
June 8, 2017 : An anthropology student working on an archaeological site near Arkansas City, Kansas, has discovered an artifact dating back to the 1600s. Read More..