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Many archeologists subscribe to the theory that North America was first populated by humans coming across a land bridge connecting modern day Alaska and Russia. However, a conflicting theory touted in the '90s claimed that Paleolithic Europeans crossing a Greenland ice bridge settled North America much earlier.
A study led by Dietrich Stout, an experimental archeologist at Emory University, has found that Stone Age tools weren’t just created by a bunch of cavemen banging rocks together—their creation actually required a high level of cognitive function.
A new intensive survey of the Messak Settafet escarpment, a massive outcrop of sandstone in the middle of the Saharan desert, has shown that stone tools occur "ubiquitously" across the entire landscape: averaging 75 artefacts per square metre, or 75 million per square kilometer.
15,000 year-old tools might have just been discovered by archaeologists in Oregon, making these tools the oldest in North America.
Somewhere the Geico cavemen are rejoicing.
Two and a half million years ago, our first ancestors, roaming the African savanna, formed rock shards into tools and used them to cut apart gazelle, zebra and other game. And these, scientists believe, turned out be a major evolutionary force and gave an evolutionary edge to human communication.
Researchers from the University of California, Davis have found new evidence discrediting a controversial theory that a cosmic impact caused a thousand-year period of cold that coincided with the extinction of mammoths and other massive creatures.
Tübingen biogeologists show how Gravettian people shared their food 30,000 years ago.
A team of researchers, led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks, has discovered a pair of Ice Age infants. The children were buried more than 11,000 years ago in Alaska.
A cache of new artifacts discovered a 325,000-year-old site in Armenia reveals that Stone Age tools were not strictly an African invention that spread due to population expansion, but occurred independently and intermittently at various locations throughout the Old World.
Homo sapiens idaltu is an extinct subspecies of Homo sapiens that lived nearly 160,000 years ago during the Pleistocene in Africa. “Idaltu” comes from the Saho-Afar word meaning “elder” or “first born”. The fossilized remains of H. s. idaltu were uncovered at Herto Bouri near the Middle Awash site of Ethiopia’s Afar Triangle in the year 1997 by Tim White, but were first revealed in 2003. Herto Bouri is a portion of Ethiopia under volcanic layers. By using radioisotope dating,...
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
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