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shell engraving
2014-12-05 06:27:40

The earliest known art by our species, Homo sapiens, is thought to have been made around 100,000 years ago, but a new study has revealed that our forbearers Homo erectus may have created simpler art forms at least 430,000 years ago.

Neanderthals Organized Their homes
2013-12-03 12:48:13

Researchers say they have found evidence that Neanderthals organized their living spaces in ways similar to modern humans.

Early African Homo Sapiens Were First Technologically Advanced People
2012-12-06 12:56:14

Scientists have searched for the origin of modern human behavior and technological advancement among our early African ancestors for a long time.

2012-11-29 12:40:51

The origin and dispersal of modern humans and modern human behavior are key interests in Paleolithic archaeology and anthropology.

Later Stone Age Emerged Earlier In South Africa
2012-07-31 06:01:49

Two recent articles in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences show that the Later Stone Age (LSA) and Modern Culture both emerged much earlier than was previously thought.

2011-02-15 13:08:19

That human evolution follows a progressive trajectory is one of the most deeply-entrenched assumptions about our species.

2009-05-14 10:36:12

An ivory figurine thought to be 40,000 years old may hold clues to the origins of art, an expert says. The figurine of a woman measures nearly 2.4 inches in height and has been tabbed the earliest 3-D artistic representation of humans, the Los Angeles Times said Thursday. Archaeologist Daniel Adler of the University of Connecticut said the figurine found in a cave in Germany's Swabian Jura region by archaeologist Nicholas J.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.