Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Meet Leakey Foundation scientist Alexandra Kralick and learn how orangutan skeletons bust the sex binary.
In southeastern Iberia, one of the most outstanding archaeological entities of the European Bronze Age emerged around 2200 BCE. Known as the El Argar culture
Earliest evidence of mercury poisoning in humans found in 5,000-year-old bones (Live Science 17/11/21)
The high levels of mercury were likely caused by exposure to cinnabar, used to make a bright red paint pigment
A recent paper published in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology and in which researchers from the University of Seville participate, explores the complex relationship between humans and mercury over time
A newly discovered leaf point from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hohle Fels Cave documents the evolution of hunting
Siege ramps and breached walls: Ancient warfare and the Assyrian conquest of Lachish (Phys.org 09/11/21)
In the ninth to the seventh centuries BCE, it was all about the siege ramp, an elevated structure that hauled battering ramps up to the enemy’s city walls and let the Neo-Assyrians soldiers wreak havoc on their enemies
Archaeologists from the Faculty of Archaeology at Cairo University have unveiled the tomb of ” Ptahemwia” (Ptah Em-Wia), at Saqqara, Egypt
Astonishingly Preserved Roman Slave Quarters Unearthed in Pompeii After 2,000 Years (ScienceAlert 08/11/21)
An immaculately preserved room, once inhabited by slaves, has been discovered in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii in Italy, said The Archaeological Park of Pompeii
Lunch Break Science is a weekly online series featuring short lectures or interviews with Leakey Foundation scientists Meet Leakey Foundation scientist Andrew Bernard and learn about the effects of climate change on primates, including orangutans.
The first partial skull of a child of Homo naledi begins to give us insight into all stages of life of this remarkable species
Not even extreme cold stopped the first modern humans from settling in Iberia’s interior (Phys.org 03/11/21)
In western Europe, the contested region is the Iberian Peninsula, considered the last region to be occupied by modern humans as they spread throughout Eurasia
Archaeologists have mapped Karakorum, the capital of the Mongolian Empire using advanced geophysical methods