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Category: Stone Age

prehistoric footprints

Archaeologists Uncover 5,000-Year-Old Human Footprints in Denmark

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.

Abri Castanet

Prehistoric French Artistes Painted Earliest Wall Art

Located in southwest France, a collapsed rock shelter might contain the oldest wall art ever discovered, a new study suggests.

Migrants Brought Farming to Europe

Migrants Brought Farming to Europe, Ancient DNA Suggests

Agriculture spread as farming groups moved northward from the Near East and throughout Europe, researchers have found.

Red Deer Cave People

Did a New Human Species Thrive in Stone Age China?

Human remains with both modern and primitive features have been discovered in Chinese caves and might represent a new evolutionary line.

Beer and Civilization

Did Beer Spur the Rise of Agriculture and Politics?

The earliest farmers planted grains in order to brew beer for politically expedient feasts, according to a new study.

Altai

Native Americans Hailed From Siberian Highlands, DNA Reveals

Most scholars think that Native Americans’ ancestors trekked across the Bering Strait from Siberia, but aspects of the historic migration remain matters of debate.

Ancient Bedding

World’s Oldest Known Beds Repelled Bugs

Just because our Stone Age predecessors lived in caves doesn’t mean they couldn’t appreciate soft, comfortable bedding 77,000 years ago.

Spotted Horses

Cave Painters Didn’t Dream Up Spotted Horses, Study Shows

DNA challenges the theory that prehistoric artists depicted spotted horses before they even existed.

Viste Boy Face

Forensics Put a Face to a Stone Age Boy’s Remains

The face of a teenager who died 7,500 years ago has been brought back to life through methods that combine forensics and art.

Flutings

Prehistoric Children Finger-Painted on Cave Walls

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.

Skull on Stake

Human Skulls Mounted on Stakes Found at Stone Age Burial Site

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.

Stonehenge

Solving the Riddle of Stonehenge’s Construction

The mystery of how prehistoric builders constructed the mighty Stonehenge has baffled scholars for centuries.