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kenya stone tools
2015-04-16 09:12:41

Archaeologists have reportedly discovered the oldest tools ever created by human ancestors: Stone flakes that have been dated to 3.3 million years ago, or 700,000 years before the oldest previously-identified tools used by the predecessors of modern mankind.

senebkay
2015-02-26 12:30:36

Pharaoh Senebkay, from Ancient Egypt’s forgotten Abydos Dynasty, was viciously killed in battle over 3,600 years ago--probably being cut down from his horse or chariot, according to a new forensic study.

mastering fire
2014-12-15 11:26:47

The ability to start and control a fire is probably the most important technological development in human history and a new study has found that our ancestors probably started mastering fire around 350,000 years ago.

prey-predator relationships for prehistoric humans
2014-11-25 02:55:07

Tübingen biogeologists show how Gravettian people shared their food 30,000 years ago.

chariot linch pin
2014-10-15 08:49:54

Discovered in the ongoing excavation of an Iron Age hill fort near Leicester, the main highlight of the archeological find was several bronze fittings identified as parts of a 2nd or 3rd century BC chariot.

younger dryas impact evidence
2014-09-15 03:30:48

A new study published in The Journal of Geology provides support for the theory that a cosmic impact event over North America some 13,000 years ago caused a major period of climate change known as the Younger Dryas stadial, or “Big Freeze.”

Earlier Stone Age Artifacts Discovered In Northern Cape Of South Africa
2014-07-28 03:31:41

Excavations at an archaeological site at Kathu in the Northern Cape province of South Africa have produced tens of thousands of Earlier Stone Age artifacts, including hand axes and other tools.

Study Questions Younger Dryas Event Comet Theories
2014-05-14 07:31:39

There has been quite a bit of controversy in the scientific community regarding what might have initiated the Younger Dryas event—including one that has the event caused by a comet impacting the Earth.

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.

Researchers Casting New Light On Diet Of Ancient Pacific Settlers
2014-03-06 13:48:55

Researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago studying 3000-year-old skeletons from the oldest known cemetery in the Pacific Islands are casting new light on the diet and lives of the enigmatic Lapita people, the likely ancestors of Polynesians.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.