Obsidian findings distribution may imply sociocultural boundaries during the Late Neolithic on the Great Hungarian Plain

Chipped stone tool analysis is an essential aspect of prehistoric archaeological research throughout Europe, especially in regard to reconstructing developments in technology, dietary and subsistence practices, and socio-economic systems of exchange. Continue reading “Obsidian findings distribution may imply sociocultural boundaries during the Late Neolithic on the Great Hungarian Plain”

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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