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?”

Bronze Age population dynamics and the rise of dairy pastoralism on the eastern Eurasian steppe

Here we present the ‘Abstract‘ of the corresponding paper by Jeong C, Wilkin S, Amgalantugs T, Bouwman AS, Taylor WTT, Hagan RW, Bromage S, Tsolmon S, Trachsel C, Grossmann J, Littleton J, Makarewicz CA, Krigbaum J, Burri M, Scott A, Davaasambuu G, Wright J, Irmer F, Myagmar E, Boivin N, Robbeets M, Rühli FJ, Krause J, Frohlich B, Hendy J, Warinner C. Continue reading “Bronze Age population dynamics and the rise of dairy pastoralism on the eastern Eurasian steppe”

Unusual climate during Roman times plunged Eurasia into hunger and disease

A recent study  indicates that volcanic eruptions in the mid 500s resulted in an unusually gloomy and cold period. A joint research project of the Chronology Laboratory of the Finnish Museum of Natural History and Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) suggests that the years 536 and 541-544 CE were very difficult for many people. Continue reading “Unusual climate during Roman times plunged Eurasia into hunger and disease”

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