Hoard of 450 Celtic gold coins worth €113.8m stolen from museum in Germany | Germany

Thieves have stolen a hoard of Celtic coins worth several million euros from a German museum after apparently disrupting local telephone and internet connections. Employees at the museum in Manching discovered on Tuesday that a “showcase was broken” and the collection of 450 coins had been stolen, local police told AFP. Investigators did not provide […]

Rich Stone Age and early medieval graves found in Germany | Live Science

Archaeological treasures, including Stone Age pottery and medieval graves with swords and jewelry, have revealed a long history of human habitation near the Danube River in Germany.  At the site, in the Geisingen-Gutmadingen district of Tuttlingen, in southwestern Germany, archaeologists discovered one grave from the Neolithic, or Stone Age, that dates to the third millennium […]

Skull of humankind’s oldest-known ancestor discovered

‘Iconic’ finding of 3.8m-year-old fossil in Ethiopia casts doubt on previous evolutionary theory The face of the oldest species that unambiguously sits on the human evolutionary tree has been revealed for the first time by the discovery of a 3.8 million-year-old skull in Ethiopia. The fossil belongs to an ancient hominin, Australopithecus anamensis, believed to be the […]

Neanderthals Hunted Fallow Deer

In a study published June 25 in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution, an international team of researchers reports lesions observed on two fallow deer skeletons from Neumark-Nord, Germany, unearthed during excavations of 120,000-year-old lake shore deposits with traces of Neanderthal presence. A detailed analysis of the lesions demonstrates that they resulted from the close-range use of thrusting […]

Who were the Neanderthals?

Human evolution expert Prof Chris Stringer has studied the Neanderthal throughout his entire career. Here he tells us what scientists discovered about the lifestyle, distinctive features and what these early humans looked like. We know more facts about Neanderthals than extinct humans. Thousands of artifacts and fossils have been found, including nearly completed skeletons. We […]