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La Corona

MAYA HUB  An ancient Maya site called La Corona (shown in this artist’s illustration with a ceremonial center in the foreground) was a remote but key part of a large Classic Maya state, new research suggests.

ancient dogs

ANCIENT PAWS  New radiocarbon evidence has identified three dogs excavated in Illinois, including this pooch, as the oldest canines in the Americas. These human companions lived around 10,000 years ago, about 1,500 years earlier than previously thought.

Battle of Little Big Horn painting

KILLING FIELD  Contrary to historical accounts, few of Custer’s men at the Battle of the Little Bighorn committed suicide in the face of overwhelming Native American numbers, a preliminary skeletal analysis finds.

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