By Huw Groucutt The Arabian Peninsula is a vast landmass at the crossroads of Africa and Eurasia. Yet until the last decade almost…
In the largest study of ancient human DNA ever conducted, an international team of scientists has revealed the complex story behind one of the defining periods in European prehistory. The study is published last month in the journal Nature.
Small scale agricultural farming was first initiated by indigenous communities living on Turkey’s Anatolian plateau, and not introduced by migrant farmers as previously thought, according to new research by the University of Liverpool.
The remains of a major new prehistoric stone monument have been discovered less than three kilometres from Stonehenge.
Research has shed new light on Bronze Age man’s diet and the arrival of new crops in the Iberian Peninsula at that time.
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.
Archaeologists at the University of Southampton have found evidence of an ancient gold trade route between the south-west of the Britain and Ireland. A…
Published in the journal Science, the researchers suggest that the most plausible explanation for the wheat reaching the site is that Mesolithic Britons maintained social and trade networks spreading across Europe.
The discovery of a 55,000-year-old partial skull in Northern Israel provides new insights into the migration of modern humans out of Africa.