Archaeology
Callao cave

Mysterious old dwarf found in the Philippines

Scientists from the Australian National University have discovered bones and teeth that could add a new chapter to human history. Although the finds from the Callao cave in the Philippines are scarce, there…

Humans moved mammoths

Japanese scientists revive mammoth cells (and other mammoth news)

Japanese scientists have extracted cell nuclei from the bone marrow of a 28,000-year-old mammoth and inserted them into mouse egg cells. Subsequently, they observed that the cell nuclei showed signs of division, but…

Thomas Higham, University of Oxford

Two human species shared the same cave

The two human species to which we are most closely related lived close to each other for thousands of years. This has been established by archaeologists from the University of Wollongong in NSW,…

Ancient Roman fortification discovered in Germany

It wasn’t only Asterix who resisted the Roman conquest of Gaul.

Were Neanderthals the earliest cave artists?

  An improved dating method has revealed that cave paintings in Spain are older than previously thought.

Earliest evidence of human art

An engraved ceiling predates the famous paintings at the Grotte Chauvet. 

Earliest Mayan calendar goes well beyond 2012

A small room in Xultún indicates that the Mayan calendar goes well beyond 2012.

Neanderthals were disappearing before modern humans arrived

European Neanderthals were already on the verge of extinction 50,000 years ago.

Fossilised pollen reveals ancient garden

Pollen recovered from 2500-year-old plaster has unlocked the secrets of Ramat Rahel’s garden.

Revisiting Otzi

The exhibition “20 years from Ötzi’s recovery” will be extended until 2013.

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