Prehistoric women were successful big-game hunters, challenging beliefs about ancient gender roles (Phys.org 11/03/21)

Archeological evidence from Peru has revealed that some ancient big-game hunters were in fact women, challenging what science writer James Gorman wrote was “one of the most widely held tenets about ancient hunters and gatherers -that males hunted and females gathered.”

Genetic analysis of ancient massacre reveals instance of indiscriminate killing (Phys.org 10/3/21)

Genetic analysis provides clarity and also prompts further questions around an ancient massacre in Potočani, Croatia, in a study published March 10, 2021 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Mario Novak from the Institute for Anthropological Research, Croatia, Ron Pinhasi from the University of Vienna, Austria, David Reich from Harvard Medical School and Harvard University, U.S.,…

The human footprints of Ojo Guareña (Phys.org 08/3/21)

The CENIEH has participated in the study of the prints of bare feet found at the Sala y Galerías de las Huellas site in the Ojo Guareña Karst Complex (Burgos), which are the marks left in a soft floor sediment of an exploration by a small group of people between 4600 and 4200 years ago.