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Ice Age Footprints Rewrite History of Humans in America

Ice Age human footprints found at White Sands National Park in New Mexico are rewriting the history of humans in America. Scientists recently announced that the footprints are 23,000 years old, which means they are from the last Ice Age. The...

Ancient DNA Sheds Light on Europe’s Hunter-Gatherers

Two new investigations have been undertaken by researchers into the DNA of hunter-gatherers who lived in Europe during the last Ice Age. The results of these studies provide the most in-depth information regarding their migrations so far. Researchers were able...

Ice Age Europeans Sought Refuge in Spain, But Met Their End in Italy

New research has revealed the huge impact that climate change and migration had on early human populations in Europe. The study’s findings highlight the incredible resilience of our ancestors in the face of dramatic climate change. It also sheds light...

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...

Neanderthal Diet: Inconsistencies in Archaeology and Science

There is some inconsistency in the knowledge surrounding the Neanderthal diet. Much, it seems, is due to rapid changes in the flow of unfolding research in archaeology and science. Neanderthals are often associated with cavemen who were sluggish, primitive, and...

Humans vs. Woolly Mammoths vs. Climate Change

Humans get a bad rap, and many times justifiably so, but apparently, we did not cause the extinction of the woolly mammoth; it was climate change that brought about the end of the gigantic mammals after having lived on...

Neanderthal Tools Found Near Mammoth Graveyard in UK

A 200,000-year-old "mammoth graveyard," with an accompanying cache of tools made by Neanderthal people nearby, was unearthed this past week in Swindon in the United Kingdom. Found in a quarry, the bones of five of the gigantic mammals, who were...