Abel Moclán, a researcher at CENIEH, is the lead author of a paper published in the journal Quaternary Science Reviews which undertook a zooarchaeological and taphonomic study of the Neanderthal Navalmaíllo Rock Shelter site (Pinilla del Valle, Madrid), some 76,000 years old, whose results indicate that these Neanderthals mainly hunted large bovids and cervids
Ancient woman’s DNA provides first evidence for the origin of a mysterious lost culture: The Toaleans (Phys.org 26/08/21)
In 2015, archaeologists from the University of Hasanuddin in Makassar, on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, uncovered the skeleton of a woman buried in a limestone cave. Studies revealed the person from Leang Panninge, or “Bat Cave,” was 17 or 18 years old when she died some 7,200 years ago
Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science #32 | Kevin Hatala Meet Leakey Foundation scientist Kevin Hatala and learn what 1.5 million-year-old fossil footprints tell us about our early ancestors.
Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science #31 | Melissa Emery Thompson Meet Leakey Foundation scientist Melissa Emery Thompson and learn about the life histories of the chimpanzees of Kanyawara region of Kibale National Park, Uganda.
Study says pigments on cave stalagmites were applied through ‘splattering and blowing’ more than 60,000 years ago
Archaeologists discover new urban precinct in Egyptian settlement of Marea (Heritage Daily 27/07/21)
Archaeologists excavating the ancient port settlement and cemetery of Marea in Egypt have discovered a complex urban precinct
The findings suggest that extensive settlements may have been present in the Venice Lagoon centuries before the founding of Venice began in the fifth century
Divers have discovered rare remains of a military vessel in the ancient sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion — once Egypt‘s largest port on the Mediterranean — and a funerary complex illustrating the presence of Greek merchants
The rest is shared with ancient human relatives such as Neanderthals
A near-complete Anglo-Saxon cave house, that is believed to date from the early ninth century and could have been home to a king, has been identified
An archaeological study reveals new aspects related to plant processing in a Neolithic settlement in Turkey (EurekAlert 13/07/21)
Researchers have discovered at the site of Çatalhöyük (Anatolia, Turkey) a wide variety of hitherto unknown wild resources
An interdisciplinary team of researchers, led by the Universities of Cambridge and Tübingen, has gathered measurements of body and brain size for over 300 fossils from the genus Homo found across the globe