Neanderthals from around 46,000 years ago used ‘toothpicks and oral hygiene’ an international team of scientists have found
The remains of a gold mask are among a huge cache of 3,000-year-old artifacts found at an archaeological site in China’s Sichuan province.
Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science #23| Ashley Hammond Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Ashley Hammond and learn how fossils, especially the pelvis, are an indicator of locomotor evolution through time.
The renowned fossil hunter on the anti-African prejudice in palaeontology, her dream discovery, and bathing her daughter beside a baby hippo.
An important Maya man buried nearly 1,300 years ago led a privileged yet difficult life. The man suffered malnutrition or illness as a child, but as an adult he helped negotiate an alliance between two powerful dynasties that ultimately failed.
Israeli archaeologists on Tuesday announced the discovery of dozens of Dead Sea Scroll fragments bearing a biblical text found in a desert cave and believed hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly 1,900 years ago.
As the largest animals on the landscape disappeared, the scientists propose, human brains had to grow to enable the hunting of smaller, swifter prey.
Ancient Christian ruins discovered in Egypt reveal ‘nature of monastic life’ (The Guardian 14/03/21)
Archaeologists unearth monks’ cells and churches with biblical inscriptions dating back to fourth century AD.
Participant in the II National Archaeology and Paleontology Award Palarq Foundation.
A tomb unearthed in Spain has prompted archaeologists to reconsider assumptions about women’s power in Bronze Age European societies.
CENIEH researchers have used a thermoregulation model that simulates heat loss to show that humans in Middle Pleistocene Europe could adapt to harsh environmental conditions without making use of fire.
Prehistoric women were successful big-game hunters, challenging beliefs about ancient gender roles (Phys.org 11/03/21)
Archeological evidence from Peru has revealed that some ancient big-game hunters were in fact women, challenging what science writer James Gorman wrote was “one of the most widely held tenets about ancient hunters and gatherers -that males hunted and females gathered.”