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Breakthrough On Understanding Demographic History Of Stone-Age Humans
2014-04-25 03:18:05

An international team led by researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University reports a breakthrough on understanding the demographic history of Stone-Age humans.

Mesolithic Hunter-Gatherers Had Blue Eyes, Dark Skin
2014-01-27 04:48:38

A 7,000 year old man from the Mesolithic Period, named La Braña 1 and recovered at the La Braña-Arintero site in Valdelugueros, Spain, reportedly had blue eyes and dark skin.

Hunter Gatherers Had Pigs
2013-08-27 13:49:52

Hunter-gatherers living in Europe around 4600 BC may have already had domesticated pigs thanks to incoming Neolithic farmers, according to a new report.

Archaeologists Discover World's Oldest Calendar In Scotland
2013-07-15 13:02:07

Archaeology experts say they have made a remarkable discover of what could potentially be the world's oldest "calendar."

Earliest Evidence Of Burials With Flowers Found In Israel Cave
2013-07-03 07:00:37

A recent discovery in a cave in Israel has given researchers a new look into how our ancient ancestors treated their dead.

Farming Arrived In Stone Age Europe Via Near East Migrants
2013-02-12 12:25:25

The seeds for the rise of Western civilization were planted when humans living in Europe began to adopt farming, a more efficient and reliable way to supply food, as opposed to hunting and gathering.

figurine
2012-08-30 14:52:40

Two small figurines discovered near Jerusalem have been dated between 9,000 and 9,500 years ago and support the notion that religion and society played a significant role during the Stone Age.

Digging For The Oldest Genetic Material In Spain
2012-07-02 12:02:22

Researchers from the Spanish National Research Council have recovered and sequenced the oldest genetic material from two individuals living in Mesolithic Spain, over 7,000 years ago.

2012-01-26 09:00:17

A team of international archeologists, led by the Spanish National Research Council, has documented a series of more than 7,500-year-old fish seines and traps near Moscow.

2010-12-03 13:33:32

Agricultural – or Neolithic – economics replaced the Mesolithic social model of hunter-gathering in the Near East about 10,000 years ago.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.