Latest Neolithic Stories
By sequencing the mitochondrial DNA of the first Near Eastern farmers for the first time, researchers have discovered evidence supporting an Early Neolithic pioneer maritime colonization of mainland Europe that involved expansion through Cyprus and the Aegean Islands.
Volcanic rock dating suggests the painting of a Çatalhöyük mural may have overlapped with an eruption in Turkey
Previously established theories have stated that Mesopotamia was the place where humans began to transition from hunter-gatherers to farmers. However, new research brings that theory into question.
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.
As it turns out, humans have always been interested in the nicer things in life. Little trinkets, jewelry, pretty and interesting-looking rocks, all of these have been found in archeological digs.
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.
New analytical techniques are changing long-held, simplistic views about the evolutionary history of humans in Europe.
A new study from Tel Aviv University reveals that the transition from hunting to agricultural societies parallels development of woodworking tools.
Archaeological research carried out at the Neolithic site of La Draga, near the lake of Banyoles, has yielded the discovery of an item which is unique in the western Mediterranean and Europe.
The age-old struggle between classes may be even older than we thought, according to a new study carried out by archaeologists.
- A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.