Children had far more responsibilities and less supervision than they do today, new findings suggest.
"Untranslatable words help us understand the bountiful variety of emotions and bonds that are in English subsumed within the one word 'love'".
Wine has been known as a magical substance since its appearances in Homeric tales, with the unique power to bring euphoria and an altered states of consciousness.
Many locals in Cape York peninsula thought mounds were of natural origin created by Australian brushturkeys.
The history of the people who once lived on Rapa Nui is shrouded in mystery, but new research is shedding light on the island's past.
People living in the altiplano region of southern Bolivia between the 13th and 15th centuries developed a unique agricultural system.
Archaeologists have studied burial of the elderly in three different Anglo-Saxon burial sites dating back to 600 AD. They found older women's burials were "careless" and modest.
The engraved stone seal is so intricate that some details can only be seen with a powerful camera lens.
The Great Pyramid is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that is still intact and is the largest structure of its kind ever built.
The Argentine settlement, built in the tenth century, was based on decentralised networks and power sharing, according to archaeologists.
The world's population is set to reach 10 billion by 2050 but how long will this trend continue and is it sustainable?
New research has re-examined the skull, which was first discovered 12 km inland from Papua New Guinea's north coast in 1929.
If mysterious set of ape teeth discovered in Germany are confirmed as belonging to an early human ancestor, they would be the oldest hominin fossils ever discovered.
Around 12,000 years ago the first farming communities emerged, fundamentally altering the history of our species.
Easter Island has been used as an example of humankind's selfishness; a moral tale of the dangers of environmental destruction. But new research is painting a different picture.
Despite living in small groups, humans were likely connected to a wider network from which mates were chosen.
Violent football fans and radicals are both motivated by shared experiences, new research suggests.
In the early Viking Age, modern notions of nationalism and ethnicity would have been unrecognisable.
New research adds weight to the belief that modern humans evolved much earlier than commonly thought.
Research into the origins of the elusive 'hobbit' species has led to heated debates among scientists.
Farmers first arrived in the Late Glacial era, 13,000 years ago.
For the first time, a scientist presents a full nutritional template for the calorific value of the human body.
The woman is thought to be a direct descendant of the founding population of South-East Asia.
Vietnam's Tarzan was raised in the jungle, cut off from civilisation for 40 years. Watch his amazing story here
Ho Van Lang was taken into the jungle by his father at the height of the Vietnam War and lived there until 2013.
The first regional analysis of Aboriginal genetic history will be used to construct genealogies and repatriate artefacts.
There is a huge amount of taboo regarding cannibalism among humans, but it is found throughout nature – is it really that strange?