The ‘Apidima 1’ skull fragment from Mani, Greece; the oldest (over 210,000 yBP) Homo sapiens fossil in Eurasia?

A skull fragment discovered in the Apidima cave on the Mani peninsula, southern Peloponnese, Greece, appears to be the oldest (so far) fossil of Homo sapiens ever discovered in Europe. Continue reading “The ‘Apidima 1’ skull fragment from Mani, Greece; the oldest (over 210,000 yBP) Homo sapiens fossil in Eurasia?”

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Palaeolithic in the Pindus Mountains of Western Macedonia (Greece); Neanderthals exploited raw materials at altitudes as high as 2,200m

This post is a summary of official announcements on the very interesting discovery of Neanderthal populations moving at very high altitudes (more than 2,000m) in the Pindus Mountains of Western Macedonia, Greece, and exploiting various raw materials during the Middle Palaeolithic era. Continue reading “Palaeolithic in the Pindus Mountains of Western Macedonia (Greece); Neanderthals exploited raw materials at altitudes as high as 2,200m”

The prehistoric settlement of Dispilio, Kastoria, Greece. Writing in Neolithic Greece?

In this article we present a summary of information on the excavation of the prehistoric settlement of Dispilio, Kastoria, Greece. Among the finds, there seem to exist various  ‘writing symbols‘. Even though specialists haven’t yet concluded on the issue, this remains an exciting possibility; humans using Writing during the Neolithic times. Continue reading “The prehistoric settlement of Dispilio, Kastoria, Greece. Writing in Neolithic Greece?”

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