Middle Pleistocene sea-crossings in the Aegean

The possibility that humans reached the Mediterranean islands in the Palaeolithic has been the subject of discussion for decades. Continue reading “Middle Pleistocene sea-crossings in the Aegean”

Contact Networks during the Middle Palaeolithic in the Northeastern Aegean? Presence of Neanderthals on Agios Efstratios island

In this post we present selected parts of the paper titled “Presence of Neandertals on the Island Agios Efstratios and Probable Networks of Contacts in the Northeastern Aegean during the Middle Palaeolithic“, by A.Sampson et al. Continue reading “Contact Networks during the Middle Palaeolithic in the Northeastern Aegean? Presence of Neanderthals on Agios Efstratios island”

Neanderthal populations from different Caucasus regions evidently had strong social connections

Researchers from Russia and the United States analyzed samples of obsidian volcanic glass from various Caucasus’ regions. It turned out that more than 70 thousand years ago, Neanderthals transferred this mineral to distances up to 250 kilometers and used it to manufacture tools. These findings help to understand how populations from different regions communicated in antiquity. Followingly, we present extracts from 3 relative publications. Continue reading “Neanderthal populations from different Caucasus regions evidently had strong social connections”

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