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…
A study reveals one of the possible uses of shaped stone balls in the Middle East 400,000 years ago (CENIEH 04/21/20)
The CENIEH has contributed to characterizing the use of these shaped stone balls to extract bone marrow at the Israeli site of Qesem Cave by analyzing the use-wear traces and detecting residues of bone and fat.
A cord fragment was found clinging to a stone tool at a French archaeological site.
A new fieldwork season in Eritrea, the Horn of Africa, provides new remains of giant mammals, plant trunks and artifacts older than one million years ago
These findings will help to understand the climate and ecology of the Early Pleistocene times in the Engel Ela-Ramud basin. The field season, carried out from February 16th to March 11th, was co-directed by Bienvenido Martínez-Navarro, ICREA Research Professor at IPHES This field work has been financed by the Palarq Foundation and the Spanish Ministry of…
Fossil shows the first of our ancestors existed up to 200,000 years earlier than previously thought, researchers say.
Two studies of ancient humans have shed new light on the last common ancestor we share with Neanderthals. An extinct species that was once in the frame now looks unlikely to be the one. Another now seems more plausible, but it may only be related to the ancestor.
Cave paintings are a type of parietal art (which category also includes petroglyphs, or engravings), found on the wall or ceilings of caves.
A new study led by the University of Kent has found evidence that human ancestors as recent as two million years ago may have regularly climbed trees.
Early cave paintings of hunting scenes may give the impression our Stone Age ancestors lived mainly on chunks of meat, but plants—and the ability to unlock the glucose inside—were just as key to their survival.
Neanderthals were eating fish, mussels and seals at a site in present-day Portugal, according to a new study.