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Researchers Discover why Homo Erectus Repeatedly Visited the Same Quarries Over Hundreds of Thousands of Years

Researchers from Tel Aviv University have solved a longstanding mystery about the extensive prehistoric stone quarrying and tool-making sites found in the region. For hundreds of thousands of years, why did Homo erectus repeatedly visit the same locations to extract flint and craft stone tools? The answer lies in the migration patterns of elephants – […]

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Researchers Challenge Traditional Account of Homo Sapiens’ Technological Leap Due to Sudden Neuronal Mutation

A study led by researchers at the University of Nagoya Museum in Japan is challenging long-held beliefs about when and how cultural transitions occurred for Homo sapiens as they dispersed across Eurasia between 50,000 and 40,000 years ago. The findings, published in Nature Communications, suggest that the idea of a singular “revolution” that allowed anatomically […]

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Rare find in Germany: Complete Cave Bear Skeletons, Jaws, and Paleolithic Stone Tools Unearthed

During archaeological investigations in the Ansbach district, Bavaria, Germany, in 2022, thousands of cave bear bones from the Stone Age and various stone tools were uncovered. Between August and October of this year, archaeologists stumbled upon additional findings during new excavations, presumably dating back to the Paleolithic era. Of particular interest to scientists is the […]

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Giant 200,000-year-old prehistoric stone axe discovered in northwestern Arabia

A prehistoric giant stone axe, dating back 200,000 years, was discovered in northwest Arabia by an archaeological expedition. This finding, made in the desert near Al-Ula, could potentially rewrite the human history of the region. The team unearthed what appears to be the largest stone bifacial tool ever found. Bifaces are stone tools worked on […]