Prehistoric communities off the coast of Britain embraced rising seas – what this means for today's island nations

New research has mapped sea-level rise around the Isles of Scilly over the last 12,000 years.

Robert Barnett, Lecturer in Geography, University of Exeter • conversation
Nov. 4, 2020 ~24 min

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Fossil footprints: the fascinating story behind the longest known prehistoric journey

Some 13,000 years ago, an adult carrying in a child walked 1.5km kilometres in mud at great speed in the presence of hungry predators.

Sally Christine Reynolds, Principal Academic in Hominin Palaeoecology, Bournemouth University • conversation
Oct. 9, 2020 ~6 min

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Prehistoric desert footprints are earliest evidence for Homo sapiens on Arabian Peninsula

These findings represent the earliest evidence for Homo sapiens on the Arabian Peninsula, and demonstrates the importance of Arabia for understanding human prehistory.

Richard Clark-Wilson, PhD Candidate in Geography, Royal Holloway • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~8 min

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Prehistoric human footprints reveal a rare snapshot of ancient human group behavior

The footprints of over 20 different prehistoric people, pressed into volcanic ash thousands of years ago in Tanzania, show possible evidence for sexual division of labor in this ancient community.

Briana Pobiner, Research Scientist and Museum Educator, Smithsonian Institution • conversation
May 14, 2020 ~8 min

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