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.
Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science #22| Naomi Cleghorn Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Naomi Cleghorn and learn about the archaeology of Knysna Cave in South Africa.
Neanderthal and early modern human stone tool culture co-existed for over 100,000 years (phys.org 01/03/21)
The Acheulean was estimated to have died out around 200,000 years ago but the new findings suggest it may have persisted for much longer, creating over 100,000 years of overlap with more advanced technologies produced by Neanderthals and early modern humans.
Archaeologists from the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, and the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Torre Annunziata have announced the discovery of an intact Roman Ceremonial Chariot excavated near the Roman city of Pompeii.
Rome (CNN) — One of Pompeii’s oldest frescoes has been restored to its colorful former glory using the help of laser technology.
A 4.4 million-year-old skeleton could reveal how early humans began to walk upright (phys.org 25/02/21)
Evolutionary expert Charles Darwin and others recognized a close evolutionary relationship between humans, chimps and gorillas based on their shared anatomies, raising some questions: how are humans related to other primates? Research by a Texas A&M University professor may provide some answers.
Genomic insights into the origin of pre-historic populations in East Asia (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft 22/02/21)
Integrating evidence from genetics and archaeology resarchers shed light on East Asia’s population history.
New dating techniques reveal Australia’s oldest known rock painting, and it’s a kangaroo (phys.org 22/02/21)
A two-meter-long painting of a kangaroo in Western Australia’s Kimberley region has been identified as Australia’s oldest intact rock painting.
Archeologists have uncovered the remains of a 12th century bathhouse at a popular bar in the city of Seville, southern Spain.
Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Lunch Break Science #21| Dagmawit Getahun Meet Leakey Foundation Baldwin Fellowship Scholar Dagmawit Getahun and learn about the evolution of gelada monkeys and their ancestors.