Excavation of Neolithic chambered tomb on Anglesey begins
An archaeological excavation of Ynys Môn's least known Neolithic chambered tomb – Perthi Duon, west of the village of Brynsiencyn on Anglesey – has begun. The work is being carried out by a team from ...
Genetic study pushes back timeline for first significant human population expansion
Using new genetic tools, the authors conclude that the first significant expansion of human populations appears to be much older than the emergence of farming and herding, dating back to the Paleolithic (60,000-80,000 years ...
On genetic treasure island, voles show DNA antiquity
(Phys.org) —With its snubby, blunt nose, small, furry ears and short tail, the Orkney Islands vole may not seem significant, but it harbors genetic secrets that can help shed light on novel evolutionary ...
Researchers reveal hunter-gatherers' taste for spice
Our early ancestors had a taste for spicy food, new research led by the University of York has revealed.
Scientists have found new evidence to show how early humans migrated into Europe
Humans originated in Africa. But what route did they take as they began to disperse around the world 60,000 years ago? A new professor at the University of Huddersfield has played a key role in finding the answer to one ...
Archaeology uncovers amazing finds in West Sussex
Bronze Age settlements and Neolithic pottery are some of the finds made by UCL archaeologists during the construction of major new sea defences inland at Medmerry between Selsey and Bracklesham in West Sussex.
Manure used by Europe's first farmers 8,000 years ago
(Phys.org) —A new study says Europe's first farmers used far more sophisticated practices than was previously thought. A research team led by the University of Oxford has found that Neolithic farmers manured ...
New evidence suggests site near Stonehenge was occupied far earlier than thought
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.