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”

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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”

Neanderthals and early modern humans show similar levels of cranial injuries, study finds

A team of University of Tübingen researchers has shown that Neanderthals sustained similar levels of head injuries to the earliest anatomically modern humans in Eurasia. This result contradicts previous views that Neanderthals were characterized by exceptionally high rates of trauma. This post is dedicated to this very interesting research. Continue reading “Neanderthals and early modern humans show similar levels of cranial injuries, study finds”

Πιστοποιημένη επιστημονικώς ύπαρξη ανθρώπων στην Κέρκυρα 20,000-13,000 έτη πριν την εποχή μας

Το κείμενο που ακολουθεί είναι από την επίσημη ιστοσελίδα του Υπουργείου Πολιτισμού για το σπήλαιο Γράβα:

“Το σπήλαιο Γράβα Γαρδικίου βρίσκεται στις νότιες υπώρειες του όρους Παντοκράτωρ (Δ.Ε. Μελιτειέων, Δ.Κ. Αγ. Ματθαίου Κέρκυρας), μέσα σε ελαιώνα και σε υψόμετρο 60 μ. Απέχει 300 περίπου μέτρα από τη βυζαντινή οχύρωση Γαρδικίου.  Continue reading “Πιστοποιημένη επιστημονικώς ύπαρξη ανθρώπων στην Κέρκυρα 20,000-13,000 έτη πριν την εποχή μας”

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