New research has questioned theories that a mysterious group of hunter-gatherers from Indonesia interacted with Aboriginal Australians thousands of years ago and provides a basis for future understanding of the people who made tiny, but precise implements out of stone
Egyptian fossil surprise: Fishes thrived in tropics in ancient warm period, despite high ocean temperatures (University of Michigan 25/05/21)
The Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, or PETM, was a short interval of highly elevated global temperatures 56 million years ago that is frequently described as the best ancient analog for present-day climate warming
Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science #28| Enquye Negash Meet Leakey Foundation grantees Enquye Negash and learn about paleoenvironments and hominin evolution.
Less wastage during production of marble slabs in the Roman imperial period than today (Phys.org 14/05/21)
The material loss during marble slab production at the time was likely lower than it is today
Bronze Age migrations changed societal organisation and genomic landscape in Italy (Heritage Daily 10/05/21)
A new study from the Institute of Genomics of the University of Tartu, Estonia has shed light on the genetic prehistory of populations in modern day Italy through the analysis of ancient human individuals during the Chalcolithic/Bronze Age transition around 4,000 years ago
Archaeologists in Italy have discovered the remains of nine Neanderthals who may have been hunted by hyenas, in a prehistoric cave south-east of Rome
Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science #27| Deming Yang Meet Leakey Foundation grantees Deming Yang and learn about paleoenvironments and hominin evolution.
Dating to 78,000 years ago, the burial was found by archaeologists in Panga ya Saidi, a cave site on the Kenyan coast
A collaboration between researchers at the CENIEH and HERC, of the University of California at Berkeley has allowed a study to be published in the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, which reviews the traditional and more innovative methods for identifying unusual horizontal concentrations of archaeological materials at Paleolithic sites
The First Australians grew to a population of millions, much more than previous estimates (Phys.org 30/04/21)
We know it is more than 60,000 years since the first people entered the continent of Sahul—the giant landmass that connected New Guinea, Australia and Tasmania when sea levels were lower than today
ARCHAEOLOGISTS examining the corpse of a 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy were startled to discover the embalmed woman was pregnant.