Engraved Bones Found in China

Archaeologists digging at an early hominin site in China have discovered two engraved bone fragments that date back nearly 115,000 years. The two weathered bone fragments were found at the site of Lingjing in Xuchang county of China’s Henan province. The specimens were examined by Dr. Francesco d’Errico from the Universities of Bordeaux and Bergen and his […]

Homo erectus Reached Java

Homo erectus, a hominin species that originated in equatorial Africa or the Caucasus region of Eurasia, arrived on the island of Java in Indonesia around 1.3 million years ago — 300,000 years later than previously thought, according to an analysis of zircon grains in tuffs from the archaeological site of Sangiran. The World Heritage archaeological site […]

Humans Cooked and Ate Starchy Food

An international team of researchers has found numerous fragments of charred starch plant tissues in 120,000-year-old hearths at the archaeological site of Klasies River, the complex of caves and rock shelters located on the Tsitsikamma coast between Port Elizabeth and Plettenberg Bay in South Africa. This new evidence supports the hypothesis that the duplication of […]