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This August, Neanderthal experts from around the world will gather in Torino, Italy for the first ever NeanderART conference to review the evidence for and against Neanderthals as artists.
Rapid advances in genetic sequencing over the past few decades have opened up a whole new window into the past.
A new algorithm called “Deflector Selector” is designed to weigh up different possible solutions to deal with the possibility of a deadly asteroid heading in Earth’s direction.
There was a time when our ancestors’ survival was inextricably linked with their ability to create images.
A Neolithic monument has been discovered less than two miles from Windsor Castle. Dating from 5,500 years ago, it is one of the earliest known examples of monument-building in Britain.
Chinese archeologists believed that that the first wells in China were built about 6,000 to 7,000 years ago in the late Neolithic, but the new finding “pushes the origins of China’s wells back over 2,000 years.”
Youngsters have probably been playing their way into cultural competence for at least tens of thousands of years. So why are signs of children largely absent from the archaeological record?
The first known multipurpose tools were crafted 170,000 years ago by Neanderthals, who exploited fire during the manufacturing process.
A canoe, or va’atele, from Samoa has sailed to New Zealand for a three week festival to promote a part of their culture that is at risk of dying.
Researchers think Plutarch’s De Facie tells the tale of Greek sailors making the treacherous transatlantic crossing. They dug into the science to show how it could have happened.
Just as detectives might re-create the scene of a crime, University of Washington archaeologists have re-created the weapons used by hunter-gatherers in the post-Ice Age Arctic some 14,000 years ago.
Long before Crayola invented its signature crayons—some 10,000 years, in fact—Stone Age hunter-gatherers fashioned a very early prototype.
Can we teach ethical behaviour to machines? Computer Scientists in Vienna are studying ancient Sanskrit texts and using the tools of mathematical logic to describe ethical rules.
The reddish-brown crayon was found in England at a site called Star Carr in Scarborough, Yorkshire, near what was once Lake Flixton.