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18 Sep 2019
Scientists have discovered the earliest direct evidence of milk consumption by humans. The team identified milk protein entombed in calcified dental plaque (calculus) on the teeth of prehistoric farmers from Britain.
12 Sep 2019
Italians are some of the fastest speakers on the planet, chattering at up to nine syllables per second. Many Germans, on the other hand, are slow enunciators, delivering five to six syllables in the same amount of time.
04 Sep 2019
In 1860, Robert Burke and William Wills famously led the first European expedition across the largely unknown interior of Australia. The local Yandruwandha people seemed to thrive despite the conditions that were proving so tough for Wills's party.
28 Aug 2019
Scientists have discovered what is by far the oldest evidence of human occupation at extreme altitudes: a rock shelter strewn with bones, tools and hearths 11,000 feet above sea level.
20 Aug 2019
Archaeologist Bruno Werz believes he may have located the final resting place of the shipwreck of the Haarlem that led to the establishment of Cape Town as a Dutch outpost.
06 Jun 2019
Dancing is a human universal, but why?
06 Jun 2019
In his new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, the bestselling author turns his attention to the problems we face today. Here, he argues that ‘fake news’ is much older than Facebook ... click the link below to read the full article:
22 Nov 2018
A recent research study has shown that occupation of caves by early hominins in South Africa is restricted to dry phases.
26 Sep 2018
In our recent paper in Nature we describe the earliest known instance of an abstract drawing. Here we give a bit of background to what the study entailed. Written by Karen L. van Niekerk and Francesco d'Errico... click the link below to read the full article:
13 Sep 2018
A new discovery adds to our existing understanding of Homo sapiens in Africa. Read the full article here: