Prehistory

A Mid-Republican House from Gabii - Introduction

Introduction<p>Dear Reader<p>Coming into the middle of the story<p>The town of Gabii, located on one of the many roads that run out east from Rome, has proved …

Iron Age

Nom Nom Nom: Prehistoric Human Bones Show Signs of Cannibalism

Human cannibals likely took a big bite out of their fellow humans about 10,000 years ago, according to a study that examined prehistoric bones with …

Anthropology

Searching for the Lost City of Copper

Rich in copper, skilled in bronzework, Cyprus was courted as a trading partner all over the ancient world. So why did it take so long for archaeologists to discover one of its greatest cities?<p>This story appears in the March/April 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic History</i> magazine.<p><i>“To the King of</i> …

Bronze Age

Archaeologists find evidence of cannibalism in early Spain

Humans may have eaten each other in Mesolithic Spain 10,000 years ago.<p>Archaeologists found bizarre markings on 30 human bones and three skulls, …

Anthropology

Possible Mesolithic Cannibalism Detected in Spain

VALENCIA, SPAIN—<i>Ars Technica</i> reports that evidence of cannibalism has been found in a cave near Spain’s southeastern coast. Anthropologist Juan V. …

Archaeology

Proof from Intelligence (7)

FarmingAh, but what about less cooperative behaviours? Humans grow cattle for meat, for instance, and bred our plants to suit our needs instead of …

Anthropology

The evolutionary and phylogeographic history of woolly mammoths: a comprehensive mitogenomic analysis

Article |<p>Open<p>Dan Chang<br>• , Michael Knapp<br>• , Jacob Enk<br>• , Sebastian Lippold<br>• , Martin Kircher<br>• , Adrian Lister<br>• , Ross D. E. MacPhee<br>• , Christopher Widga<br>• , Paul …

Anthropology

Archaeologists find more than 150 skeletons at bypass dig

More than 150 skeletons have found by archaeologists digging around part of the route of Lincoln Eastern Bypass.<p>Evidence of our hunter gatherer …

Bronze Age

Homo Sapiens

<i>Homo sapiens</i> (‘wise man’), or modern humans, are the only species of human still around today. Despite having invented countless ways of labelling …

Anthropology

The plot to kill Homo habilis

A group of researchers want a new name for the 53-year-old species. Is it time to cast out habilis from our ancestry?<p>Naming things in human evolution …

Humanity

Special offer for Lebanon: Time travel with the Israeli military

As Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett sees it, another war between Israel and its Lebanese neighbour “will mean sending Lebanon back to the …

Stone Age

Human Evolution: Skull, Two-Legged Walking Evolved Together, Study Claims

While the general idea of evolution of different species of humans from older species of primates is accepted all around, there is still a lot of …

Humanity

Human evolution: why we're more than great apes

Palaeoanthropologists have used the anatomical signs of bipedalism to identify our earli­est ancestors, demonstrating our shared genetic heritage …

Humanity

Investigating the case of human nose shape and climate adaptation

Abstract<p>The evolutionary reasons for variation in nose shape across human populations have been subject to continuing debate. An import function of …

Humanity

Book Deals: Week of March 20, 2017

Tor Goes Deep with Wexler<p>In a three-book North American rights deal, Tor Teen’s <b>Ali Fisher</b> bought <b>Django Wexler</b>’s YA debut, a trilogy called <i>Deepwalker</i>. …

Stone Age

Back in the Stone Age (like 1999), we created Adjusted Scoring Margin as a supplement to RPI. It correctly pegged a number of unexpected NCAA runs over the years -- Florida (2000), Kent State (2002), George Mason (2006) and Butler (2010) -- so just for kicks I looked to see which teams in this year's bracket are significant under- or over-valued (by pre-tourney ASM rank). UNDERVALUED: Wichita State (2), West Virginia (4), Saint Mary's (8), SMU (9), Cincinnati (12), Middle Tennessee (28), Rhode Island (31), Nevada (37). OVERVALUED: Kansas (17), Arizona (19), Minnesota (36), Northwestern (49), Michigan State (57), Maryland (58), Xavier (61), Seton Hall (69). Just remember, don't shoot the messenger!

Back in the Stone Age (like 1999), we created Adjusted Scoring Margin as a supplement to RPI. It correctly pegged a number of unexpected NCAA runs …

Stone Age

Cornwall’s stunning countryside holds everything from Iron Age wonders to Land’s End

Cornwall, at the stunningly beautiful southwestern tip of England, was too much for the Romans and the Saxons, who halted their invasions of Britain before they got that far, leaving rocky Cornwall to the Celtic tribes who controlled the area first inhabited in about 10,000 B.C.<p>It’s still no picnic …

Iron Age

The Brutality of Living in the Stone Age Has Never Been More Adorable Than in Aardman's Early Man

Well, adorable by prehistoric standards, that is.<p><i>Early Man</i>, the next movie from Nick Park and Aardman Animation—the guys behind <i>Wallace & Gromit</i>,</i> …

Stone Age

400,000-Year-Old Cranium Discovered in Portugal

MADRID, SPAIN—According to a report in the <i>Christian Science Monitor</i>, a 400,000-year-old skull has been found at Gruta da Aroeira in Portugal, along …

Anthropology

Discovery of clay works in N.Western Iran dates back to Iron Age

RICHT Public Relations Office quoted head of the emergency archeological explorations team in Arg-e Alishah “Alishah Mosque”, as saying that …

Iron Age

Evolution is Not What We Thought - Tonic

The Rock of Gibraltar appears out of the plane window as an immense limestone monolith sharply rearing up from the base of Spain into the Mediterranean. One of the ancient Pillars of Hercules, it marked the end of the Earth in classical times. Greek sailors didn't go past it. Atlantis, the unknown, …

Anthropology

400,000-year-old fossil human cranium is oldest ever found in Portugal

BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY, BINGHAMTON, NY - A large international research team, directed by the Portuguese archaeologist João Zilhão and including …

Anthropology

BASEL BUILDUP: 7 days to go. Will the bronze age continue through 2017?

BASEL BUILDUP: The Bronze Age that typified many Baselworld 2016 releases – including this Tudor Heritage Black Bay Bronze – continued apace at the …

Bronze Age

The Neanderthal’s Cautionary Tale

I came across an interesting gem of a story out there recently:<p><b>Neanderthal Dental Plaque Shows What a Paleo Diet Really Looks Like</b><i><br>Neanderthal dental</i> …

Anthropology

New Portuguese skull may be an early relative of Neandertals

Find may help researchers determine which members of our genus gave rise to Neandertals

Anthropology

Scientists Assert That Modern Society is Transforming the Biological Evolution of Our Species

The Evolution of Humankind<p>Humans are constantly evolving, but scientists are thinking about how environmental changes and social behaviors may …

Humanity

Castell Henllys Iron Age Village seeking volunteers

<b>Volunteers are being sought to help look after a heritage site in Pembrokeshire.</b><p>Castell Henllys Iron Age Village, near Crymych, needs people to support the prehistoric site, which is owned and run by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority.<p>It would involve practical tasks such as …

Iron Age

'Bizarre' Bone Discovery Inspires College Course On Hobbit Science

Thousands of years ago, hobbits walked the earth. No, they weren’t exactly hobbits of the pipe-smoking <i>Lord of the Rings</i> variety, but they were of …

Anthropology

People born in Africa are 100% Pure Human, the rest has some Neanderthal blood

<i>“New reports from Harvard researcher Dr. David Reich: ALL non-African people share Neanderthal DNA. The implications of these findings are ENORMOUS!</i> …

DNA

Pollens Found in Grave of Bronze Age Woman Paint Picture of Bygone Scotland

In 1987, a team of archaeologists unearthed a Bronze Age grave in Achavanich, an area in the county of Caithness, Scotland. Inside the grave, they …

Bronze Age