The first steps in the Mesopotamian writing system were clay tokens not that different from the ones we play board games with, but 10,000 years ago.
The Uruk period in Mesopotamia is largely synonymous with the rise of the Sumerian state, the first great flourishing of the oldest cities in the world.
H3 is an Arabian Neolithic site on the northwestern coast of Kuwait, where evidence of Mesopotamian reed boats has been found dated about 5300 BC.
Ancient boats made of reed basketry and covered in pitch were built about 7500 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia, the earliest boat building known.
The Ubaidian or Ubaid culture was a widespread shared set of traits and behaviors that predated the urban flowering of Mesopotamia.
The discovery of Flores man, sometimes called the Hobbit, has created a currently unresolvable puzzle to our understanding of how evolution works on our planet.
The physical attributes of the human remains known as Flores Man had similarities to several other hominids on our planet, but its variability makes it hard to categorize.
Complex A at La Venta was the ceremonial center of the Olmec capital in the state of Tabasco, on the Gulf Coast of Mexico.
The ancient city of La Venta was a major regional center of the Olmec civilization, despite being located in a wetland environment.
Chalcatzingo is a fascinating site in Mexico, where Olmec-influenced carvings were made in the bedrock, 185 miles from the Olmec heartland.