More than 100 distinctive flint artefacts from a Stone Age village in Jordan may be figurines of people used in funeral rituals, according to a team of archaeologists. However, other researchers aren’t convinced that the objects represent people at all. Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2248126-mysterious-stone-age-flint-artefacts-may-be-crude-sculptures-of-humans/#ixzz6RUxV9ShZ
Crouching as she wound her way through a pinched underground corridor, a young woman grasped a torch in one hand, soot blackening the craggy ceiling above her. Guided by stacks of stones deeper and deeper in the darkness of the cave, she finally spied her prize: a blood-red vein of rock in the fire-lit wall.…
Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science # 2 | Lauren Schroeder Interview Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Lauren Schroeder and learn what it takes to study the skulls of early human ancestors.
Divers found stone tools belonging to people that lived more than 7,000 years ago. Plus: an image library with offensive tags has been pulled offline, and a fire has destroyed important specimens at a museum in Brazil.
Aboriginal artifacts reveal first ancient underwater cultural sites in Australia (Phys.org 07/02/20)
The first underwater Aboriginal archeological sites have been discovered off northwest Australia dating back thousands of years ago when the current seabed was dry land.
Archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History in Mexico City has detected the existence of a natural cave beneath the Pyramid of the Moon at Teotihuacán in Mexico.
Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science #1 • Zarin Machanda Lecture Explore the nature of chimpanzee communication and relationships with Leakey Foundation grantee and director of the Kibale Chimpanzee Project Zarin Machanda. This short lecture is part of The Leakey Foundation’s…
Fossils and modern DNA show the ancient roots of Arctic sled dogs.
An international team of researchers have found a cache of immaculately preserved bone arrowheads in the cave of Fa-Hien Lena, deep in the heart of Sri Lanka’s rainforests. The find is evidence of the earliest use of bows and arrows anywhere outside of Africa, they say.
Archaeologists have discovered a ring of prehistoric shafts, dug thousands of years ago near Stonehenge.
Archaeologists from the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) have announced the discovery of a stone map that dates from between 200 BC and AD 200 in Colima, Mexico.
Clues to the earliest known bow-and-arrow hunting outside Africa have been found (ScienceNews 06/14/20)
Possible arrowheads at a rainforest site in Sri Lanka date to 48,000 years ago.