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Category: Stone Age
Scientists excavating a site on the Danish island of Lolland recently uncovered two sets of footprints that they believe were made by Stone Age fishermen.
Located in southwest France, a collapsed rock shelter might contain the oldest wall art ever discovered, a new study suggests.
Agriculture spread as farming groups moved northward from the Near East and throughout Europe, researchers have found.
Human remains with both modern and primitive features have been discovered in Chinese caves and might represent a new evolutionary line.
The earliest farmers planted grains in order to brew beer for politically expedient feasts, according to a new study.
Most scholars think that Native Americans’ ancestors trekked across the Bering Strait from Siberia, but aspects of the historic migration remain matters of debate.
Just because our Stone Age predecessors lived in caves doesn’t mean they couldn’t appreciate soft, comfortable bedding 77,000 years ago.
DNA challenges the theory that prehistoric artists depicted spotted horses before they even existed.
The face of a teenager who died 7,500 years ago has been brought back to life through methods that combine forensics and art.
Researchers have uncovered evidence that children as young as 2 decorated French caves with markings known as finger flutings at least 13,000 years ago.
Excavations in Sweden revealed 8,000-year-old skulls impaled with stakes that might have been battle trophies or part of a complex burial ritual.
The mystery of how prehistoric builders constructed the mighty Stonehenge has baffled scholars for centuries.