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Oldest Known Homo Sapiens Outside Africa Found in Greece

A partial skull found in a cave in Southern Greece is the earliest evidence of the presence of Homo sapiens outside of Africa, scientists say. In 1978, archaeologists excavating Apidima Cave on the Mani Peninsula of Greece discovered two significant...

The Lion’s Den: When Big Cats Roamed the Land in Ancient Greece

Greek scientists believe that a cave near Vravrona, about 40 km (25 miles) east of Athens, was a hideout for lions and panthers which roamed the ancient Greek countryside thousands of years ago. Fossils belonging to small and large mammals,...

River Cave Aggitis in Greece Among the Most Spectacular in Europe

The Aggitis river cave, is one of the largest and most spectacular river caves in all of Europe, it is located in northern Greece, near the city of Drama.

Oldest Shoes in Europe Have Just Been Found

Archaeologists say they have found the oldest shoes in Europe. They are a pair of grass-woven sandals which appear to be six thousand years old. Scientists had been exploring a bat cave in Spain when they found them. They also...

Alepotrypa Cave in Greece Is One of Largest Neolithic Sites in Europe

Alepotrypa Cave, located in the Peloponnese in Greece, is home to one of the largest Neolithic burial sites in Europe. Located in the rugged area of Mani, the cave is part of the Caves of Diros complex. It was inhabited...

Exploring Greece’s Oldest Cave on the Island of Antiparos

Antiparos is a small Greek island in the southern Aegean, in the central Cyclades, and it is home to the oldest cave in Europe

Amateur Archaeologist Uncovers 20,000 Year-Old Ice Age Writing System

Researchers have discovered that cave paintings were used by Ice Age hunter-gatherers as a means of documenting important information about their surroundings. Animal reproduction cycles and other information about wild animals were recorded using symbolic marks, which date back to...

40,000-Year-Old Neanderthal Cave Chamber Discovered in Gibraltar

Professor Clive Finlayson, an evolutionary biologist who is the director of the Gibraltar National Museum, recently led a team of experts along the shore of the eponymous Rock, finding a Neanderthal cave that was inhabited long ago. They ended up...

Drone Captures View of “Black Hole” Cave in Greece’s Mani Peninsula

The "black hole" cave, located in western Mani, is one of the few spots in the rocky area where Greece's scorching sun doesn't beat down.

Drone Captures View of “Black Hole” Cave in Greece’s Mani Peninsula

The "black hole" cave, located in western Mani, is one of the few spots in the rocky area where Greece's scorching sun doesn't beat down.