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Dozens of Fossilized Neanderthal Footprints Found on a Beach in Spain

Paleoanthropologists have discovered more than 80 fossilized footprints in Southern Spain, on an uneven span of rock that used to be a sandbar. In their analysis, the research team determined the prints were made by 36 individuals, a group of Neanderthal adults and children.Read more...
Tags: Science, Spain, Fossils, Beach, Stone Age, Paleontology, Southern Spain, Foot, Footprint, Neanderthal, Forensic Evidence, Le Rozel, Fossil Track, Jeremy Duveau, Eduardo Mayoral


Skull From Czech Cave May Contain Oldest Modern Human Genome

A genome sequenced from a modern human skull has been dated at approximately 45,000 years old, making it the oldest discovery of its kind. It’s a significant archaeological discovery, but the use of an unconventional dating method leaves the result in doubt. In a related study, scientists also show that intermixing…Read more...
Tags: Science, Archaeology, Neanderthals, Stone Age, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Paleolithic, Upper Paleolithic, Specimen, Neanderthal, Cosimo Posth, Ishim, Israel Hershkovitz, Hershkovitz, Bacho Kiro, Middle Stone Age, Early Modern Human


More Evidence That Neanderthals Were ‘Absorbed’ by Humans, Not Wiped Out

Prehistoric teeth found over 100 years ago are some of the best evidence yet for hybridized communities of Neanderthals and modern humans.Read more...
Tags: Science, Stone Age, Paleolithic, Upper Paleolithic, Human Evolution, Neanderthal, Pleistocene, Archaic Humans, War_conflict, Middle Stone Age, Stone Age Europe, Early Modern Human, Interbreeding Between Archaic And Modern Humans, Multiregional Origin Of Modern Humans


Scientists Discover Source of Stonehenge's Largest Boulders

The origin of the largest stones used to build Stonehenge has been a matter of considerable debate for centuries, but a new chemical analysis of these boulders may have finally settled the issue once and for all.Read more...
Tags: Science, Geology, Stonehenge, Stone Age, Monuments, Neolithic, Megalithic Monuments


An etymological ax(e) to grind, followed by the story of the English word “adz(e)”

Part OneWherever we look for the history of the names of instruments and tools, we confront a similar problem: the available material is either too copious or too scanty. Last week (March 11, 2020), we followed a hectic but inefficient hunt for the etymology of the word awl, and I promised a continuation: a post on adz (spelled as adze in British English). An adz is an ax (incidentally, in British English, ax is also spelled with an e: axe; Americans have succeeded in chopping off a superfluous ...
Tags: Books, Featured, Navy, France, Britain, Language, Linguistics, Vikings, Stone Age, Eurasia, Axe, Icelandic, Walter Scott, Saxon, Wikimedia Commons, Asia Minor


Stone Tools Suggest Supervolcano Eruption Didn’t Decimate Humanity 74,000 Years Ago

Humans may have continued to thrive in spite of a supervolcano eruption 74,000 years ago, according to a new study. The finding could have important implications for our understanding of human history.Read more...
Tags: Science, Volcanoes, Humans, Stone Age, Ancient Humans, Stone Tools, Human Origins, Toba Supervolcano


Genetic Sequencing Human DNA from 5,700-Year-Old Chewing Gum

From a one inch wad of birch pitch, chewed and spat out by a hunter-gatherer referred to as Lola around the year 3,700 BC, scientists were able to piece together an entire genetic snapshot—which goes so far as to include the meal she ate that day. The findings were published in the journal Nature Communications and represent the first time researchers “have been able to …
Tags: Design, Dna, Tech, Genetics, Denmark, Stone Age, Lola, Genomes, Linkaboutit, Nature Communications, Human Genome, Genetic Sequencing, human DNA


Going to The Caveman Dentist Was Probably a Nightmare

If you think your experience with the dentist is scary, just think about how bad the caveman dentist’s office would have been. There’d be no painkillers, no drills, and the fillings would be made from tar and plant fibers. And god, what would the awkward small talk be like?Read more...
Tags: Science, Teeth, Stone Age, Cavemen, Dentistry, The Dentists Office Is Horrible


The new rock age

One of the extraordinary things about our modern world is just how closely we are brought into contact with rock in everyday life. Now this might seem a little counter-intuitive. As I child, I grew up with cartoons such as The Flintstones and, a little later, sat goggle-eyed through films such as One Million Years BC. There the Stone Age protagonists acted out derring-do amid caves, craggy landscapes and erupting volcanoes or, in the case of Fred Flintstone himself, pedaled a stone-wheeled car p...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, Scotland, Germany, Earth, Rocks, Nature, Earth Science, Geology, Portland, Norway, North America, Fossils, Geography, Stone Age


Ötzi the Iceman Was Making Prosciutto Over 5,000 Years Ago

New research on Ötzi the Iceman, an exquisitely preserved 5,300-year-old human found in a European glacier, shows that he ate a form of dry-cured meat known as “speck”—a fatty, bacon-like snack that’s still found on charcuterie boards today. Read more...
Tags: Meat, Science, Stone Age, Mummies, Paleontology, Otzi


First complete Bronze Age wheel ever found in Britain

Wooden wheel found at 'Peterborough Pompeii' site where archaeologists found a perfectly preserved settlement [Author: Victoria Ward]
Tags: Britain, Archaeology, Wooden, Wheel, Find, Stone Age, Site, Discover, Excavate, Found, Victoria Ward, Dig, Bronze Age, Quarry, Must Farm, Preserved


Knives of future past

As an exercise, this is quite a fascinating one. Bringing an old-world charm to a product, but without compromising on its futuristic appeal. Like imagine a rotating dial-phone type keypad on a smartphone screen (just a reference). The IP Knife is futuristic, yet almost paleolithic too. Taking inspiration from the chiseled appearance of stone-age tools, the IP Knife brings that raw geometry to a clean design, creating something that’s minimal to look at, but filled with meaning!Designer: Kliviss...
Tags: Kitchen, IP, Knife, Futuristic, Product Design, Tableware, Klivisson Campelo, Stone-age


If cavemen tools were futuristic

As an exercise, this is quite a fascinating one. Bringing an old-world charm to a product, but without compromising on its futuristic appeal. Like imagine a rotating dial-phone type keypad on a smartphone screen (just a reference). The IP Knife is futuristic, yet almost paleolithic too. Taking inspiration from the chiseled appearance of stone-age tools, the IP Knife brings that raw geometry to a clean design, creating something that’s minimal to look at, but filled with meaning!Designer: Kliviss...
Tags: Kitchen, IP, Knife, Futuristic, Product Design, Tableware, Klivisson Campelo, Stone-age


Father digs up garden to build duck pond and finds prehistoric wolf skeleton

Simon Ferguson, 45, found the 20,000-year-old remains preserved in clay 11ft under the ground [Author: Agency] [Link to media]
Tags: Stone Age, Thornton-Cleveleys, Prehistoric Wolf, British Wolf, Simon Ferguson, London Museum