Alcoholic beverages have long been known to serve an important socio-cultural function in ancient societies, including at ritual feasts. A new study finds evidence of beer drinking 9,000 years ago in southern China
A research team from the University of Bern has managed to precisely date pile dwellings on the banks of Lake Ohrid in the south-western Balkans for the first time
New archeological discoveries in Australia highlight lack of protections for submerged Indigenous sites (Phys.org 30/08/21)
New archeological research highlights major blind spots in Australia’s environmental management policies, placing submerged Indigenous heritage at risk.
Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science #33 | Brenna Henn and Austin Reynolds Meet geneticists Brenna Henn and Austin Reynolds and learn about human genetic diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa. Watch this new episode of Lunch Break Science live on Thursday, July August 19th at 11 am Pacific,…
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