Latest Neolithic Stories
University of Cincinnati research is revealing early farming in a former wetlands region that was largely cut off from Western researchers until recently.
Ancient structures unearthed in Turkey and thought to be the world's oldest temples may not have been strictly religious buildings after all, but rather houses for people, not the gods.
Saudi Arabian officials said archaeologists have begun excavating the site of a 9,000-year-old civilization, including horse fossils, suggesting people in the Arabian Peninsula domesticated horses in the ancient culture.
TAU describes how Jericho's 11,000-year-old "cosmic" tower came into being.
One of the most significant socioeconomic changes in the history of humanity took place around 10,000 years ago, when the Near East went from an economy based on hunting and gathering (Mesolithic) to another kind on agriculture (Neolithic).
Agricultural â€“ or Neolithic â€“ economics replaced the Mesolithic social model of hunter-gathering in the Near East about 10,000 years ago.
Cyprusâ€™ top antiquities official reported Wednesday that archaeologists had discovered a 16-foot water well more than 10,500 years old, which contained a skeleton of a young woman at the bottom.
Israeli archeologists announced Sunday that the largest underground quarry in the Holy Land has been discovered and it dates back to the time of Jesus and contains Christian symbols that are etched into the walls.
Chinese archaeologists say they've found ancient cave houses that may be the earliest made by man. A row of 17 cave houses was found on a cliff along along a river northwest China's Shaanxi province, Xinhua news service reported Wednesday.
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