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The Race to Recover South America’s Ancient Past

In the face of development pressure and climate change, researchers are toiling to find and preserve ancient sites in Peru that hold clues to how people first traversed a continent.

Paleolithic cave art animals - Painting from El Castillo cave (Cantabria, Spain). Early Upper Palaeolithic or older.

Decoded

A Radical New Theory About the Origins of Art

Decoded

A Radical New Theory About the Origins of Art

Archaeologists are tapping cutting-edge neuroscience and psychology research to figure out how our ancestors began making figurative art.

texas paleolithic site

Dwelling

In the Land of the Mammoth Eaters