New discovery adds to the long list of important finds at Border Cave. The site has been repeatedly excavated since Raymond Dart first archaeologic worked there in 1934.
"Fire was presumed to be the domain of Homo sapiens but now we know that other ancient humans like Neanderthals could create it," says Daniel Adler, associate professor in anthropology.
Micromorphology can help identify areas of sedimentary deposit that are most conducive to ancient DNA preservation and could be usefully integrated with DNA analyses of sediments at archaeological sites to illuminate features of their human and…
Genetic analysis has revealed that the ancestors of Homo Sapiens interbred with at least five different archaic human groups as they moved out of Africa and across Eurasia.
Neanderthals used resin 'glue' to craft their stone tools. Ethnographic evidence indicates that resin, which dries when exposed to air, is generally warmed by exposure to a small fire thus softened to be molded and pushed in position in the haft.
The archaeological site of Ein Qashish in northern Israel was a place of repeated Neanderthal occupation and use during the Middle Paleolithic, according to a stud.
DNA from 31,000-year-old milk teeth leads to discovery of new group of ancient Siberians. Newly discovered ancient teeth dating back 31,000 years are evidence of a new ethnic group in human history and could change know about the first American…
Using computer simulations to discover where Neanderthals lived. Archaeologist Fulco Sherjon has used computer simulations to identify where and how Neanderthals lived in West Europe. What stood out was that they probably had lots of children and…
The jawbone, discovered high on the Tibetan Plateau and dated to more than 160,000 years ago, is also the first Denisovan specimen found outside the Siberian cave in which the hominin was uncovered a decade ago.
Recent archaeological survey reveals a millennia-long history of pastoral occupation of Alay from the early Bronze Age through the Medieval period, and a stratified Holocene sequence at the site of Chegirtke Cave.
Molecular archaeoparasitology identifies cultural changes in the Medieval Hanseatic trading centre of Lübeck