Research is providing new insight into the social and biological factors that might have motivated violent killings and statement-making burials in the U.S.Southwest’s Early Agricultural Period, and how some of the same factors may still be relevant today.
Humans living in South Africa in the Middle Stone Age after 65,000 years ago deliberately heated silcrete, a hard, fine-grained, local rock used in stone tool manufacture, so that they could more easily obtain blades from the core material.
By examining striations on teeth of a Homo habilis fossil, a new discovery led by a University of Kansas researcher has found the earliest evidence for right-handedness in the fossil record dating back 1.8 million years.
Prehistoric man’s best friend was a dog, it seems – evidence of the earliest journey in British history has been uncovered and a pet dog came along for the gruelling 250-mile trip from York to Stonehenge.
Research revealed not only fortification walls and simple dwelling structures, but also terraced gardens that were irrigated through sophisticated systems with run-off rainwater to enable the cultivation of grain.
University of Kentucky Professor Brent Seales and his team have further unlocked writings in the ancient En-Gedi scroll — the first severely damaged, ink-based scroll to be unrolled and identified noninvasively.
Researchers from the University of York have helped to solve an archaeological dispute – confirming that Neanderthals were responsible for producing tools and artefacts previously argued by some to be exclusively in the realm of modern human cognitive abilities.
Recent research by GUARD Archaeology into Iron Age settlement patterns in Galloway raises the question of whether the right perspective has been taken when trying to make sense of Iron Age settlement patterns across Scotland.