Prehistoric Deer Stew? A fragment of pottery found in Neustadt, Germany, is coated in the microscopic remains of crushed mustard seeds and roasted fish and ruminant meat, possibly deer. This shard dates back to about 5,900 years ago. Courtesy of University of York, BioArch hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of University of York, BioArch

A skeleton with a cleaved skull and a curved spine entombed under a parking lot is that of Richard III, scientific tests confirmed. University of Leicester/Reuters/Landov hide caption

toggle caption University of Leicester/Reuters/Landov

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor