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One of the issues of the Atapuerca sites that generates the most scientific debate is the dating of the strata where the fossils are found.
Archaeologists, publishing a paper in the journal PLOS ONE, say they have found ancient human footprints while working at an excavation site in Happisburgh, UK along the Norfolk coast.
According to a new DNA analysis, human expansion from Africa to Europe most likely occurred after the Last Glacial Maximum, between 26,500 and 19,000 years ago, and the Neolithic Era, approximately 12,000 years ago.
A new study, led by the University of Oviedo, Spain, has been able to accurately determine the age of Neanderthal remains found in the El Sidron cave of Asturias, Spain.
A new study suggests Bronze Age stone monuments in the form of ships were built by maritime groups as a symbol of their practices at sea.
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.
Prehistoric farming communities in Europe constructed water wells out of oak timbers, revealing that these first farmers were skilled carpenters long before metal was discovered or used for tools.
New evidence released Monday suggests cave dwellers who lived in northern Spain around 500,000 years ago actually took care of their elderly.
Analysis of ancient DNA from skeletons suggests that Europe's first farmers were not the descendants of the people who settled the area after the retreat of the ice sheets.
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