Stone Age
The Stone Age is a broad prehistoric period during which stone was widely used to make implements with a sharp edge, a point, or a percussion surface. The period lasted roughly 3.4 million years, and ...
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Neanderthal Minibrains Offer Insight Into Our History
Comparing Neanderthal minibrains to those of modern humans can help explain our evolution into the dominant species.
Animated map shows how humans migrated across the globe
It's tough to know what happened on Earth thousands of years before anyone started writing anything down. But thanks to the amazing work of anthropologists a...
Monkeys can make stone tools too
Stone flakes made by capuchin monkeys look remarkably similar to stone tools made by early humans 2-3 million years ago, raising questions about the archaeol...
We Were Wrong About How Ancient Humans Colonized North America
It’s a veritable certainty that North America’s first people arrived via the Bering Land Bridge, but less certainty exists about how and where they migrated from there. For years, scientists thought t...
Cave Walls Record Early Encounters Between Old World And New
Archaeologists discover Spanish names, Christian symbols on Caribbean island visited by Columbus in 1494.
High-Pitched Voice Theory - Neanderthal
Vocal experts examine the first full skeleton of a neanderthal ever to be discovered and uncover insights into the most likely sound our primitive cousins wo...
Ancient DNA From Spain’s ‘Pit Of Bones’ Could Reveal The Origin Of Neanderthals
Few analysis of DNA from a collection of bones found in Spain – the oldest human DNA of its kind ever studied – could help write the history of early humankind. The research, published Monday in the j...
Humans Were Likely Boinking Neanderthals Earlier Than We Thought
The discovery actually says something important about modern humans' migration out of Africa.
BBC Travel - Were these remote, wild islands the centre of everything?
Orkney’s number of Stone Age sites implies that the remote Scottish islands once may have been at the centre of it all. But why? An exciting new discovery could hold the clues.
Got Allergies? Blame Neanderthals
Ancient immune system genes that humans inherited from Neanderthals and Denisovans may help people fight off disease, but may also make them more prone to allergies.
A Journey to the Oldest Cave Paintings in the World
The discovery in a remote part of Indonesia has scholars rethinking the origins of art—and of humanity
Rebel Paleolithic Artist Breaks The Rules, Draws A Campsite 13,800 Years Ago
ientists have uncovered a rock engraving that may be the earliest known depiction of a human society. The ancient engraving of what appears to be a hunter-gatherer camp dates back about 13,800 years t...
Dogs 'Can Trace Origins To Central Asia'
The ancestors of today's dogs were domesticated in Central Asia, according to the most comprehensive genetic survey yet. Dogs are the most diverse animal on the planet - a legacy of thousands of years...
Evidence Of New World's Oldest Decapitation Found
Scientists digging at rock a shelter in Brazil have discovered evidence of human decapitation that dates back 9,000 years, making it oldest case ever seen in the New World. But the story of the headle...
Paleo People Were Making Flour 32,000 Years Ago
Research into an ancient stone found in a cave in Italy shows Paleolithic hunter-gatherers were grinding oats and other grains for flour. It's the earliest evidence yet of food processing in Europe.Oa...
Stone tool
A stone tool is, in the most general sense, any tool made either partially or entirely out of stone. Although stone tool-dependent societies and cultures still exist today, most stone tools are associ...
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Paleolithic
The Paleolithic (American spelling; British spelling: Palaeolithic; pronunciation: /ˌpæliɵˈlɪθɪk/ or /ˌpeɪl-/) Age, Era or Period is a prehistoric period of human history distinguished by the developm...
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Mesolithic
In archeology, mesolithic (Greek: mesos "middle", lithos "stone") is the culture between paleolithic and neolithic. The term "Epipaleolithic" is often used for areas outside northern Europe but was al...
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Neolithic
The Neolithic /ˌniːɵˈlɪθɪk/ Era, or Period, from νέος (néos, "new") and λίθος (líthos, "stone"), or New Stone Age, was a period in the development of human technology, beginning about 10,200 BC, accor...
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Prehistoric Europe
Prehistoric Europe refers to the prehistorical period of Europe, usually taken to refer to human prehistory since the Lower Paleolithic, but in principle also extending to the geological time scale –...
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Lithic
Lithic may refer to:
Halfan culture
The Halfan industry is one of the Late Epipalaeolithic industries of the Nile Valley that begin to appear by 22,000 BP and is one of the earliest known backed-bladelet industries in Eastern Africa and...
Universal grammar
Universal grammar (UG) is a theory in linguistics, usually credited to Noam Chomsky, proposing that the ability to learn grammar is hard-wired into the brain. It is sometimes known as 'mental grammar'...
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We Were Wrong About How Ancient Humans Colonized North America
It’s a veritable certainty that North America’s first people arrived via the Bering Land Bridge, but less certainty exists about how and where they migrated from there. For years, scientists thought t...