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18 Mar 2020
Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a giant Ice Age structure built from the remains of at least 60 mammoths at the Kostenki-Borshevo archaeological complex. 
11 Mar 2020
Researchers have uncovered the skulls of two individuals belonging to the Homo erectus species, one of our ancient ancestors, alongside several stone tools in Ethiopia.
04 Mar 2020
A new study documented the earliest known interbreeding event between ancient human populations -- a group known as the 'super-archaics' in Eurasia interbred with a Neanderthal-Denisovan ancestor
26 Feb 2020
The Sahara’s shift from savannah with abundant lakes to a largely arid expanse has been traced in the remains of fish eaten thousands of years ago.
12 Feb 2020
In a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Kutzbach and a team of researchers trace changes in climate and vegetation in Africa, Arabia and the Mediterrane
27 Jan 2020
Remains from an ancient gravesite in Cameroon have opened a window into the world of the people who lived in western central Africa before farming and herding became widespread.
22 Jan 2020
"The inhabitants of the Border Cave in the Lebombo Mountains on the Kwazulu-Natal/eSwatini border were cooking starchy plants 170 thousand years ago," says Professor Lyn Wadley, a scientist from the Wits Evolutionar
12 Dec 2019
A painting discovered on the wall of an Indonesian cave has been found to be 44,000 years old.

The art appears to show a buffalo being hunted by part-human, part-animal creatures holding spears and possibly ropes.
10 Dec 2019
The Kent and Ward Fund was established as a result of two generous bequests from long-term members of the South African Archaeological Society.
02 Dec 2019
New research from an international team of scientists led by University of Cape Town (UCT) isotope geochemist Dr Robyn Pickering is the first to provide a timeline for fossils from the caves within the Cradle of Humankind.