It had long been thought that the famous site of Stonehenge served as an ancient calendar, given its alignment with the solstices. Now, research has identified how it may have worked
Artifacts from a newly-excavated site include tiny stone tools
The almost 11-cm-high Venus figurine from Willendorf (Austria) is one of the most important examples of early art in Europe
The cave that was created in the limestone there has been inhabited since the Middle Paleolithic period, and new findings give new insight into the lives of those early peoples
Ancient DNA reveals surprises about how early Africans lived, traveled and interacted (Rice University 23/02/22)
New research provides evidence of demographic shifts in sub-Saharan Africa
“A Genealogy for All of Humanity” – University of Oxford Researchers Create Largest Ever Human Family Tree (SciTechDaily 24/02/22)
Researchers from the University of Oxford’s Big Data Institute have taken a major step towards mapping the entirety of genetic relationships among humans: a single genealogy that traces the ancestry of all of us. The study has been published today in Science
A team of several researchers from the University of Valladolid, in Spain and one from the Spanish National Research Council in Italy, has found evidence of the earliest ear surgery performed on a human being. In their paper published in the journal Scientific Reports, the group describes their study of a human skull found at the…
Arcane Ritual Complex From 9,000 Years Ago Unearthed in Unprecedented Discovery (Science Alert 23/02/22)
Archaeologists deep in the Jordanian desert have discovered a 9,000-year-old ritualistic complex near what is thought to be the earliest known large human-built structure worldwide
A team of archaeologists from MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) have announced the discovery of a Roman mosaic, one of the largest preserved mosaics discovered in London for over 50 years
Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Meet Leakey Foundation Baldwin Fellowship Scholar Fredrick Kyalo Manthi and learn the latest in Kenyan paleoanthropology.
Six mummified children thought to have been sacrificed hundreds of years ago, apparently to accompany a dead nobleman to the afterlife, have been unearthed in a tomb near Lima, archaeologists reported
Incredible 5,000-Year-Old Drum Found in The Grave of ‘Cuddling’ Prehistoric Children (Science Alert 14/02/22)
A Stonehenge-era chalk drum is the “most important piece of prehistoric art to be found in Britain in the last 100 years,” according to the British Museum.