Paleolithic

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    Carved Bone in Poland shows us how Neanderthals were Thinking

    Nobody thought much of the bone fragment when it was discovered in the Dziadowa Skała Cave in southern Poland in the 1950s. It would take the better part of a century, and a brilliant new study, for the secrets of the artifact to be fully revealed. The find, a fragment of the radius bone of a bear with 17 incisions,…

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    Germany’s Paleolithic Wooden Weapons Analyzed

    GÖTTINGEN, GERMANY—According to a statement released by the University of Göttingen, the wooden hunting weapons discovered among animal bones in 300,000-year-old deposits on what had been a lakeshore in northwestern Germany’s Schöningen site have been studied by researchers from the University of Göttingen, the University of Reading, and the Lower Saxony State Office for Cultural Heritage (NLD). The wood objects…

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    Hominins Quarried Stone Near Animal Migration Routes

    TEL AVIV, ISRAEL—According to a Live Science report, a new study suggests that hominins who lived in what is now the Upper Galilee used local quarries to make tools for hunting and butchering elephants that visited nearby water sources between about two million and 500,000 years ago. Meir Finkel of Tel Aviv University said that elephants follow the same routes…

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    Stone, Water, and Elephants: Survival Secrets of Early Humans

    Tel-Aviv University Archaeologists from Tel Aviv University have uncovered the mystery surrounding extensive Paleolithic stone quarrying and tool-making sites: Why did Homo erectus repeatedly revisit the very same locations for hundreds of thousands of years? The answer lies in the migration routes of elephants, which they hunted and dismembered using flint tools crafted at these quarrying sites. Everything They Needed…

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    Paleolithic Tools Prove Hominins Were in Europe 1.4 Million Years Ago

    After five decades of speculation about their true origin, ancient stone tools removed from the archaeological site of Korolevo in western Ukraine have been successfully dated for the first time. After completing an analysis of the sediment level where the tools were found, a team of archaeologists affiliated with the Czech Academy of Sciences discovered that the stone tools were approximately 1.4…

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    The Risky Paleo Diets of Our Ancestors (Video)

    The excavation of KNM-ER 1808, a Homo erectus specimen, in Kenya unearthed insights into the perilous dietary choices of our ancestors. The skeletal analysis revealed intriguing anomalies, such as coarse bone texture and irregular growth patterns, indicative of a disturbance likely caused by an overdose of vitamin A. This overdose was speculated to stem from the consumption of carnivore livers,…

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    Carbon-Based Paleolithic Paintings Found in France

    DORDOGNE, FRANCE—Black, carbon-based drawings have been found in southwestern France’s Font-de-Gaume Cave by Ina Reiche, Yvan Coquinot, Antoine Trosseau, and Anne Maigret of the National Center for Research and Restoration in French Museums, according to an Artnet News report. The carbon-based drawings were detected with visible light and infrared photography, X-ray fluorescence, and spectroscopy underneath previously known images. The newly…

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    The Dark Secrets of Neanderthals’ Rapid Extinction (Video)

    The abrupt vanishing act of Neanderthals, Europe’s exclusive human metapopulation before Homo sapiens, raises perplexing questions about their mysterious and rapid extinction. A recent study sheds light on the timeline, revealing that Neanderthals, who peaked around 45,000 years ago, experienced an astonishing decline, fading away just 3,000 years later. As Homo sapiens advanced from the south, Neanderthals sought refuge in…

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    How Neanderthals Survived the Ice Age (Video)

    In a prehistoric drama over 300,000 years ago, early Neanderthals navigated the challenges of northern Europe during the Ice Age, utilizing bear skins as a crucial adaptation to the harsh climate.  Read more Section:  News Videos Read Later 

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