Archaeology
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,…

Homo erectus was not alone

New fossils shed light on human evolution and solve a 40-year-old mystery.

Neanderthals ate their greens

Our primitive relatives were more sophisticated than we thought.

Clovis people weren’t alone

Oregon’s Paisley Caves are as old as Clovis sites, but were inhabited by a different group.

Stonehenge: symbol of unification?

Britain’s neolithic people pulled together to build this monument.

Earliest Mayan calendar goes well beyond 2012

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

Of mice and Vikings

The Vikings weren’t the only invading force during the 10th century.

Neanderthals were disappearing before modern humans arrived

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

Ancient Sumerians may not have consumed beer

Were they really the world’s first brewers?

Revisiting Otzi

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

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