Data gleaned from the teeth of prehistoric farmers and the Mesolithic hunter-gatherers with whom they briefly overlapped shows that agriculture was introduced to Central Europe from the Near East
t is a much debated question: why did Central African forests become partially fragmented between 2,500 and 2,000 years ago, leaving room for more open forest landscapes and savannah?
The oldest agricultural settlement ever found on a Mediterranean island has been discovered in Cyprus by a team of French archaeologists
A former wetlands region of Albania that was largely cut off from Western researchers until recently, is now revealing a landscape of early farming
Humans may have undergone a gradual rather than an abrupt transition from fishing, hunting and gathering to farming, according to a new study of ancient pottery
Archaeologists are investigating three island groups around Britain to understand why humans changed to farming and the sea travels required.
Researchers explore why larger and successful Maya communities were located along the edges of the massive wetlands of Tikal in Guatemala
A new study shows that foragers were probably much more productive than early farming communities
Looking at future sustainable land use through understanding the problems of the past using computational modelling and archaeology
The roots of our current problems of climate change and resource depletion go back to the arrival of farming