Exotic Asian spices such as turmeric and fruits like the banana had already reached the Mediterranean more than 3000 years ago, much earlier than previously thought. A team of researchers working alongside archaeologist Philipp Stockhammer at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich (LMU) has shown that even in the Bronze Age, long-distance trade in food was already connecting…
Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science #17| Eduardo Fernandez-Duque Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Eduardo Fernandez-Duque and learn about owl monkey fatherhood in the Formosa province of Argentina.
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Archaeologists from Israel’s Antiquities Authority have announced an intriguing new discovery . In the city of Beit Shemesh, just 22 kilometers (14 miles) west of Jerusalem in Israel, they unearthed a ceramic workshop that contained hundreds of unused and beautifully preserved ceramic lamps, along with the stone lamp molds used to make them.
Gruesome ‘Tower of Skulls’ Discovery in Mexico Unearths Over 100 Aztec Sacrifices (Science Alert 12/13/20)
Mexican archaeologists said Friday they had found remains of 119 more people, including women and several children, in a centuries-old Aztec “tower of skulls” in the heart of the capital.
Child’s Bones Buried 40,000 Years Ago Solve a Longstanding Neanderthal Mystery (Science Alert 12/10/20)
We don’t know whether it was a boy or a girl. But this ancient child, a Neanderthal, only made it to about two years of age.
Together with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, researchers from the University of Bonn have deciphered the oldest place name sign in the world. An inscription from the time of the emergence of the Egyptian state in the late fourth millennium B.C. from the Wadi el Malik east of Aswan, which is still barely explored archaeologically,…
The entity aims to help the work related to archaeology and human palaeontology that Spanish teams are carrying out outside Europe In this call, 15 new projects are incorporated Fundación Palarq, a private and non-profit organization that supports the missions in archaeology and human palaeontology of Spanish researchers, has decided to subsidize a total of…
Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science #16| Isaiah Nengo Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Isaiah Nengo and learn about his work uncovering fossil primates in Kenya.
‘Sistine Chapel of the ancients’ rock art discovered in remote Amazon forest (The Guardian 11/29/20)
Tens of thousands of ice age paintings across a cliff face shed light on people and animals from 12,500 years ago.
Neanderthal thumbs were better adapted to holding tools in the same way that we hold a hammer, according to a paper published in Scientific Reports.
First exhaustive review of fossils recovered from Iberian archaeological sites (EurekAlert 11/24/20)
An interdisciplinary team from several Spanish universities and research centres has analysed more than 600 fossils recovered from across the Iberian Peninsula.