In this article we present a summary on the discovery of the oldest (5.7 millions of years ago) hominin footprint found on Earth so far. Continue reading “The oldest (5.7 Ma) human (hominin) footprint discovered in Crete, Greece”
In this article we present a summary on the Graecopithecus freybergi hominin. Continue reading “The Graecopithecus freybergi hominin; the oldest human ancestor?”
In this article we present a summary on the exciting discovery of an elephant butchering site from the Lower Paleolithic period discovered in Megalopolis, Greece. Continue reading “An elephant butchering site from the Lower Paleolithic period in Megalopolis, Greece”
A fresh haul of bones from the mysterious primitive man Homo naledi, dating to over a quarter-million years ago, have been found in the bowels of a South African cave.
The discovery of multiple bodies in an extremely hard-to-reach chamber within the cave system has reignited an academic squabble over whether this ancient hominin was deliberately interring its dead. Continue reading “Pre-humans Buried Their Dead 300,000 Years Ago, Cave Finds Indicate”
Researchers investigating a cave in France have identified mysterious stone rings that were probably built by Neanderthals.
The discovery provides yet more evidence that we may have underestimated the capabilities of our evolutionary cousins. Continue reading “Neanderthal stone ring structures found in French cave (~175,000 years old)”
Giant prehistoric ‘unicorns’ once wandered over the prairies of Central Asia. New research has shown that these so-called Siberian unicorns lived much longer than was believed, and probably did not become extinct until ‘just’ 39,000 years ago. Continue reading “Siberian ‘unicorns’ extinct much later than believed”
Under the direction of the Grand Angoulême Conurbation Community and the Nouvelle Aquitaine public land-management institution, the Angoulême train station quarter is currently undergoing a major redevelopment project. In this context, the State services (DRAC Nouvelle-Aquitaine) have prescribed a preventive excavation on the Renaudin Islet, located in a sector that is poorly known from an archaeological perspective. Continue reading “Late Palaeolithic Site Unearthed In Southwestern France”
An international team of researchers, led by Dr. Asier Gomez-Olivencia of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and including Binghamton University anthropologist Rolf Quam, has provided new insights on one of the most famous Neandertal skeletons, discovered over 100 years ago: La Ferrassie 1. Continue reading “New technology reveals secrets of famous Neandertal skeleton La Ferrassie 1”
Here we present Robert R. Sokal’s review of the paper “DNA and the Population Prehistory of Europe“, edited by Colin Renfrew and Katie Boyle, Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 2000. Continue reading “Archaeogenetics: DNA and the Population Prehistory of Europe”