Agriculture and parting from wolves shaped dog evolution, study finds
(Phys.org)—Part of the ancient mystery of the makeup of the modern Western dog has been solved by a team led by researchers at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.
Archaeologists unearth more than 300 prehistoric clay figurines in Greece
Archaeologists from the University of Southampton studying a Neolithic archaeological site in central Greece have helped unearth over 300 clay figurines, one of the highest density for such finds in south-eastern ...
Anthropologist suggests Mediterranean islands inhabited much earlier than thought
Israel dig uncovers 8,500-year-old well
Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a well dating back to the Neolithic period some 8,500 years ago, Israel's Antiquities Authority said on Thursday, adding that two skeletal remains were found inside.
The most ancient pottery prehistoric figurine of the Iberian Peninsula is found in Begues
In the course of the excavation process in Can Sadurní cave (Begues, Barcelona), members of the Col·lectiu per la Investigació de la Prehistòria i l'Arqueologia del Garraf-Ordal (CIPAG), together with ...
Prehistoric human populations prospered before the agricultural boom
Researchers from China's Fudan University have found major prehistoric human population expansions may have begun before the Neolithic period, which probably led to the introduction of agriculture.
Remaking history: A new take on how evolution has shaped modern Europeans
Investigators reporting in the Cell Press journal Trends in Genetics say that new analytical techniques are changing long-held, simplistic views about the evolutionary history of humans in Europe. Their findings indicate that m ...
Neolithic man: The first lumberjack?
During the Neolithic Age (approximately 10000 BCE), early man evolved from hunter-gatherer to farmer and agriculturalist, living in larger, permanent settlements with a variety of domesticated animals and ...
La Draga Neolithic site in Banyoles yields the oldest Neolithic bow discovered in Europe
Archaeological research carried out at the Neolithic site of La Draga, near the lake of Banyoles, has yielded the discovery of an item which is unique in the western Mediterranean and Europe. The item is a ...
SKorea claims East Asia's oldest farming site
(AP) South Korea's archaeological agency says it has unearthed evidence of East Asia's oldest known farming site.
New study finds earliest evidence yet of differential access to land
Hereditary inequality began over 7,000 years ago in the early Neolithic era, with new evidence showing that farmers buried with tools had access to better land than those buried without.
A new glimpse into ancient human history
Analyzing DNA from four ancient skeletons and comparing it with thousands of genetic samples from living humans, a group of Scandinavian scientists reported that agriculture initially spread through Europe because farmers ...