An ancient horse burial at Tombos along the Nile River Valley shows that a member of the horse family thousands of years ago…
When thinking about the extinction of Neanderthals some 30,000 years ago, rabbits may not be the first thing that spring to mind. But the way rabbits were hunted and eaten by Neanderthals and modern humans – or not, as the case may be – may offer vital clues as to why one species died out while the other flourished.
The purpose of this paper is to examine the literary, artistic and (where available) archaeological evidence to construct an overview of Rome’s understanding and use of three animals in war: dogs, camels, and elephants.
From lions to lice, owls to octopi, animals played a big role in ancient lessons on speaking and writing.
Many beasts roamed the Earth before the rise of man, which are you?
Did prehistoric people collect this precious raw material from carcasses – easy to spot on the big cold steppe – or were they the direct result of hunting for food?
A review of my visit to the Ancient Egyptian gallery at the British Museum, London, England.
A major research project that will examine the history of people and chickens has been awarded £1,940,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
One of many blood-filled sources of entertainment for the Romans was the venationes, or wild beast hunts, that took place in amphitheaters for hundreds of years around the Roman Empire.