A Roman mosaic floor has been discovered under a vineyard in northern Italy after decades of searching.
Estimating the sex of the youngest individuals from Sima de los Huesos via dentition ( Phys.org 05/20/20)
Thanks to the analysis of 32 dental pieces using micro-computed tomography a team led by Cecilia García Campos, a researcher in the Dental Anthropology Group at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana, has estimated the sex of at least 15 individuals from the population of Sima de los Huesos site in the…
A new study by anthropologists at the University of Kent has identified that hand use behaviour in the fossils of our early ancestors is consistent with modern humans.
A hidden Murray River rockshelter speaks volumes about local Aboriginal and European settlement in the Riverland, with symbols of conflict—including a swastika symbol—discovered in Aboriginal rock art.
Oldest Homo sapiens in Europe—and a cave bear pendant—suggest cultural link to Neanderthals (Science 05/11/20)
During a warm spell about 46,000 years ago, a small band of people took shelter in a cave on the northern slope of the Balkan Mountains in what is now Bulgaria.
A research team has suggested that Neandertals from Europe and Asia around 40,000 years ago chose to use bones from specific animals to make a tool for specific purposes: working hides into leather.
A study published in the journal Bioarcheology of the Near East reveals the characteristics of the population that was buried in the Tell es-Sin necropolis, a Byzantine site dated between the 5th and 7th centuries that is located in Syria, on the left bank from the Euphrates River.
We May Finally Know Why Early Humans Kept These Mysterious Stone Balls Around ( Science Alert 04/17/20)
Ancient archaeological sites across the Northern Hemisphere have been littered with a mystery. Where there were hominins, there too could often be found roughly rounded spheres of stone. Some have been dated back to over 2 million years ago, with marks suggesting that the balls had been deliberately shaped.
Researchers studying deformed skulls from an ancient cemetery in Hungary tell of a multicultural transition between locals and migrant Romans.
Israeli Archaeologists Find Hidden Pattern at ‘World’s Oldest Temple’ Göbekli Tepe (Haaretz 04/27/20)
Neolithic hunter-gatherers who erected massive monoliths in central Turkey 11,500 years ago had command of geometry and a much more complex society than previously thought, archaeologists say.
In a study published in the journal Nature Communications, archaeologists analyzed the molecular remains of food preserved in 6,000-7,000-year-old pottery from 246 pottery sherds from 24 Neolithic sites situated between Portugal and Normandy as well as the Western Baltic.
The Spanish Project Djehuty finds the coffin and the mummy of a young woman who lived 3,600 years ago with her trousseau
Djehuty Project, a Spanish archaeological mission led by José Manuel Galán, of the CSIC, discovers a coffin with a female mummy of about 15 or 16 years old buried with two earrings, two rings and four necklaces, one of them of great value This 19th campaign of the project has also unearthed a small coffin…