The Clovis, some of North America's oldest inhabitants, probably only made stone tools for about 300 years, new research shows.
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~5 min
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A new environmental record for a prehistoric site in Kenya helped researchers figure out how external conditions influenced which of our ancient ancestors lived there, with what way of life.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~11 min
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The Boxgrove people, like all other human species, were capable of sharing time, care and knowledge in all parts of their life.
Aug. 12, 2020 • ~6 min
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Researchers say DNA from stone tools from in a Mexican cave suggests humans first arrived in America about 15,000 years earlier than previously thought.
July 23, 2020 • ~5 min
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Archaeologists reveal two-kilometre ring of pits around the neolithic Durrington Walls by studying old geophysical surveys.
June 26, 2020 • ~7 min
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Scientists thought Neanderthals might have created tools from a cave in what's now Bulgaria, but new research shows Homo sapiens may deserve credit.
May 11, 2020 • ~6 min
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The small Homo erectus cranium and diverse stone tools suggest our ancestors were more varied, both physically and behaviorally, than previously known.
March 6, 2020 • ~8 min
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Researchers have extracted a whole human genome from 5,700-year-old "chewing gum." It could mark a new untapped source of ancient DNA.
Dec. 17, 2019 • ~5 min
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A Harvard study is exploring the way humans’ sense of “intuitive physics” of the real world leaves fingerprints on the fictional universes we create.
Nov. 14, 2019 • ~8 min
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The tiny stone tools of our prehistoric ancestors were like the disposable razor blades or paperclips of today—pervasive, easy to make, and easily replaced.
March 19, 2019 • ~11 min
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