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The languages are all derived from a mother tongue, known as Proto-Australian, that was spoken about 10,000 years ago, according to a new study.
New research suggests early hunter-gatherers living in the British Isles didn’t just manage to survive the harsh conditions at the end of the last Ice Age—they actually thrived.
These findings confirm the original observations made over a century ago, that the La Ferrassie 1 individual was deliberately buried by other members of their social group.
About two-thirds of the Iberomaurusian DNA matched closely with that of ancient Natufians, which suggests the Grotte des Pigeons people and the Natufians shared common ancestors from North Africa or the Middle East.
Researchers made the discovery when they found the aftermath of the feast — a trash heap filled with about 11,000 fragments of animal bone. They also uncovered metalwork supplies from the same time period.
When archaeologists lifted the lid on an Egyptian coffin that had been stored at Sydney University for 150 years, they got an enormous surprise.
Green groups join traditional owners to oppose plan which they say would also wipe out pockets of threatened plants.
Archaeological sites, family genealogies, DNA tests and oral histories show the history “of Native Americans in San Antonio is a 15,000-year-old story.” Yet a “learned ignorance” made its way into policy, higher education and public perception.
Compelling archaeological evidence shows that the Neolithic people of Boncuklu developed farming by themselves, not from migrants, but their neighbors in Pinarbasi would have none of it.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse skirts around the fact that the abuse of Aboriginal children was part of a larger eugenic effort to eliminate their race entirely.
Traces of hieroglyphs and iconography, including a cobra on the forehead, indicate it represents a female ruler of Egypt. The Egypt Centre records provide no information on where the carving came from.
Upon criticisms of the work at Göbekli Tepe, the Culture and Tourism Ministry issued a statement saying “only construction equipment was used” at the site, denying that concrete or asphalt was used.
Demotic language texts originating between the 7th century BC and the 5th century AD are to be made available for research via open access publication.
The number of genetically sequenced Neanderthals has just doubled, offering a better picture of archaic human history, which eventually intersected with that of anatomically modern humans.
A study posits that skilled female artisans arrived in Sweden from Estonia and Finland, as both the geochemical origin and cultural links of the imported pottery indicates a connection to the region.