Neanderthals behaved similarly to modern humans in raising their children, whose pace of growth was similar to Homo sapiens.
DNA tracks mysterious Denisovans to Chinese cave, just before modern humans arrived nearby (Science 10/29/20)
For today’s Buddhist monks, Baishiya Karst Cave, 3200 meters high on the Tibetan Plateau, is holy. For ancient Denisovans, extinct hominins known only from DNA, teeth, and bits of bone found in another cave 2800 kilometers away in Siberia, it was a home.
Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science #13 | Catherine Markham Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Catherine Markham and learn about social competition in primate groups and her science outreach program Shutterbug Science.
Feline geoglyph from 200-100BC emerges during work at Unesco world heritage site
Archaeologists unearth skull of an ‘unlucky’ 5,000-year-old man who underwent failed brain surgery with stone ‘scalpel’ (DailyMail 10/22/10)
A Bronze Age man in his 20s who died after brain surgery has been discovered His skull was found in Crimea and archaeologists believe he was operated on It was found by the Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Neanderthals may have sailed Europe’s seas 120,000 years ago and lived on a Danish island separated from the continent’s mainland by 30 miles of water, ancient tools suggest (Daily Mail 10/21/20)
Danish researchers have examined a small part of Ejby Klint on island of Zealand 120,000-year-old flint stones there may have been fashioned by Neanderthals Human origin in Denmark has been called ‘one of the greatest riddles in history’
Llamas were the preferred sacrificial animals of the Inka Empire, their ritual value second only to that of human beings. Recent archaeological excavations at the Inka settlement of Tambo Viejo in the Acari Valley on the Peruvian south coast have revealed a number of ritually sacrificed llamas in a unique context.
A new methodology with chemical and physical analyses differentiates Ibero-Roman from Punic ceramic fragments ( Phys.org 20/10/0)
The recognition of the various types of amphorae from a morphological point of view is usually used as a tool to learn their origin and, consequently, the trade routes of antiquity.
A study from an international research team helps refining the chronology of two of the oldest archaeological sites in Western Europe, both located in the Centre Region of France.
Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science # 12 | Margaret Crofoot and Grace Davis Meet Leakey Foundation grantees Margaret Crofoot and Grace Davis and learn about leadership and decision making in primate societies.
Fossil footprints: the fascinating story behind the longest-known prehistoric journey (Phys.org 10/13/20)
Every parent knows the feeling. Your child is crying and wants to go home, you pick them up to comfort them and move faster, your arms tired with a long walk ahead—but you cannot stop now. Now add to this a slick mud surface and a range of hungry predators around you.
An international study led by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) and the Department of Prehistory at the UAB has reconstructed the diets of pre-Columbian groups on the Amazon coast of Brazil, showing that tropical agroforestry was regionally variable.