Israeli archaeologists on Tuesday announced the discovery of dozens of Dead Sea Scroll fragments bearing a biblical text found in a desert cave and believed hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly 1,900 years ago.
As the largest animals on the landscape disappeared, the scientists propose, human brains had to grow to enable the hunting of smaller, swifter prey.
Ancient Christian ruins discovered in Egypt reveal ‘nature of monastic life’ (The Guardian 14/03/21)
Archaeologists unearth monks’ cells and churches with biblical inscriptions dating back to fourth century AD.
A tomb unearthed in Spain has prompted archaeologists to reconsider assumptions about women’s power in Bronze Age European societies.
CENIEH researchers have used a thermoregulation model that simulates heat loss to show that humans in Middle Pleistocene Europe could adapt to harsh environmental conditions without making use of fire.
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.”
A new analysis of a richly adorned female ruler buried in a Bronze Age palace suggests women could also occupy the throne.
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.,…
New study suggests humans evolved to run on less water than our closest primate relatives.
Neanderthals Vanished From Europe Thousands of Years Earlier Than We Thought (Science Alert 09/03/21)
Neanderthal fossils from a cave in Belgium believed to belong to the last survivors of their species ever discovered in Europe are thousands of years older than once thought, a new study said Monday.
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.
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