The first population of the Canary Islands was led by Berber groups from North Africa around the first centuries of the Age Las Huesas, a necropolis of the aborigines of Gran Canaria First time on the island, evidence of ritual deposits of domestic fauna in burial contexts is identified Location of the cemetery of Las…
Homo erectus arrived in Indonesia 300,000 years later than previously thought (ScienceNews 01/09/20)
Homo erectus reached the Indonesian island of Java some 300,000 years later than many researchers have assumed, a new study finds.
New research focused on the roasted remnants of rootstalks found in a Lebombo Mountain cave in South Africa suggests early humans brought the plants to the cave to feed to their young and old.
The project ‘Following in the footsteps of transhumance in antiquity: study of livestock farming practices and cultural landscapes in the eastern Pyrenees through archaeozoology (Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica) investigates the livestock farming that was practiced in mountain areas in pre-Roman and Roman times (5th to 3rd centuries AD) and the local, regional or interregional character…
The ancient city of Utica (Tunisia) was the oldest Phoenician foundation in Africa according to ancient Greek and Latin texts. After the fall of Carthage it was the capital of the Roman province of Africa and one of the most important cities of the Mediterranean in antiquity The area occupied by the Phoenician city has…
Live Science takes a look at 10 of the biggest archaeology discoveries that emerged this year.
The Guardian reports that a team of archaeologists from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History have unearthed the remains of a six-room palace at the site of Kuluba in northeast Yucatan.
New evidence helps resolve a debate over how long ago the hominid survived in what’s now Indonesia.
Van Tilburg and her team, working with geoarchaeologist and soils specialist Sarah Sherwood, believe they have found scientific evidence of that long-hypothesized meaning thanks to careful study of two particular Moai excavated over five years in the Rano Raraku quarry on the eastern side of the Polynesian island.
Indonesian rock art dated to 44,000 years old seems to show mythological figures in a hunting scene.