A joint Egyptian-Dominican operation has announced the discovery of 16 burials in rock-cut tombs, at the Temple of Taposiris Magna, west of Alexandria, Egypt.
Elk teeth pendants may have been the jewelry of choice for at least one Stone Age group that lived 8,200 years ago.
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Early humans used prehistoric tool to chop bones, eat the marrow: Israeli study (Times of Israel 01/21/21)
Tel Aviv University researchers solve mystery of sharp-edged devices, found in many areas and known to have been in use for over 2 million years.
On the origins of money: Ancient European hoards full of standardized bronze objects (Eurekalert 01/20/21)
Early Bronze Age cultures traded in bronze objects of standardized weight.
The dog, outfitted in a collar with a bell, was placed next to the 1-year-old’s feet.
Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has revealed details of the latest landmark discoveries to emerge from the Saqqara necropolis, south of Cairo. The vast burial grounds sit in what was once Memphis, the capital of ancient Egypt. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to more than a dozen pyramids, including Egypt’s oldest, the Pyramid of Djoser.
Archaeologists have discovered the world’s oldest known animal cave painting in Indonesia – a wild pig – believed to be drawn 45,500 years ago.
Fieldwork led by Dr. Eleanor Scerri, head of the Pan-African Evolution Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Germany and Dr. Khady Niang of the University of Cheikh Anta Diop in Senegal, has documented the youngest known occurrence of the Middle Stone Age.
Finds in Tanzania’s Olduvai Gorge reveal how ancient humans adapted to change (The Conversation 7/01/21)
The ability to adapt to changing environments has deep roots. In a technology-driven world, people tend to conflate adaptability with technological change, especially when it comes to navigating adverse climates and places. But not every technological revolution is a result of environmental change.
Emiliano Bruner, a researcher at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), has just published a review article on the evolution of the human brain during the Middle Pleistocene offering a perspective on paleoneurology and functional craniology, with a model analyzing the spatial relationships between the anatomical elements of the brain-braincase system.
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