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Stone Age hunters discovered America


March 1st, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) America was first discovered by Stone Age people from Europe - 10,000 years before the Siberia-originating ancestors of the American Indians set foot in the New ... Read more...

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Neanderthals used boats much before modern humans


March 1st, 2012 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 1 (IANS) Our extinct cousins, the Neanderthals, were sailing the seas about 50,000 years before us, according to a study.Modern humans took to the seas 50,000 years ago, ... Read more...

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World’s oldest bed found in South Africa


December 24th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Dec 24 (IANS) The world's oldest bed, dating back 77,000 years, has been discovered in a cave in South Africa.The bed, made of bundles of sedge and wild ... Read more...

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World’s oldest, Stone Age bed found in South Africa


December 24th, 2011 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Dec 24 (IANS) The world's oldest bed, which dates back to 77,000 years ago, has been discovered in a cave in South Africa, a media report said Friday.The ... Read more...

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9,000-year-old tools found in Mexico


October 21st, 2011 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) A team of Mexican archaeologists has discovered hundreds of rudimentary man-made tools and artefacts that date back between 8,000-11,000 years in the northwestern state of ... Read more...

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China began cultivating millet 10,000 years ago


October 16th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 16 (IANS) Evidence of glutinous millet's cultivation has been found in the northern province of Hebei that could date back to 10,000 years, said Chinese archaeologists Sunday.Lab results ... Read more...

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Chinese stone tools introduced in Japan 20,000 years ago


August 4th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 4 (IANS) Archaeologists from China and Japan have said that a technique used to make stone tools in China, which later made its way to Japan, might have ... Read more...

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Neanderthals may have lived 8,000 years longer than thought


May 13th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Neanderthals, experts believe, died between 37,000 and 40,000 years ago. However, latest stone artefacts discovered in Russia may mean they actually lived for a further 8,000 ... Read more...

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30,000 B.C. cave home found in China


May 11th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) A cave home that dates back to 30,000 B.C. has been found in central China. The stone age cave was discovered during excavation at the Longquan ... Read more...

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Ancient tools found in India throw light on hominid migrations out of Africa


March 26th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 26 (ANI): Stone artefacts unearthed in southeastern India have shown that African hominids moved to South Asia shortly after developing advanced stone tools 1.6 million years ago.Archaeologist Shanti Pappu of ... Read more...

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‘Sophisticated’ cavemen ‘had more in common with us than we like to think’


March 26th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 26 (ANI): A leading archaeologist claims that cavemen were far more sophisticated than their dimwitted reputation suggests.Professor John J Shea, of Stony Brook University, New York, says evidence of early ... Read more...

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Stone tools helped human hand evolve unique features


March 9th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Increased use of stone tools by our ancestors helped the human hand evolve unique characteristics.Past research has borne out the existence of features in the bones ... Read more...

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Bukit Bunuh-the oldest Palaeolithic site outside Africa


February 28th, 2011 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): A Palaeolithic complex in Malaysia's Bukit Bunuh is one of the oldest geochronologically dated sites outside Africa, archaeologists have suggested.According to the researchers at the Center for Global ... Read more...

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Scientists study isolated islands to test limits of human existence


February 21st, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Scientists are studying an isolated segment of islands in the Pacific Ring of Fire to test the limits upto which humans can survive in extreme conditions.The Kuril Islands ... Read more...

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Anthropologists discover earliest cemetery in Jordan


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 03 (ANI): Anthropologists have discovered the oldest cemetery in the Middle East at a site in northern Jordan.Anthropologists at the University of Toronto and the University of Cambridge also discovered ... Read more...

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Modern humans reached Arabia earlier than previously believed


January 28th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): An international team of researchers suggests that humans could have arrived on the Arabian Peninsula as early as 125,000 years ago - directly from Africa rather than via ... Read more...

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London’s oldest structure discovered


January 7th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 07 (ANI): A team from Thames Discovery Programme (TDP) has discovered London's oldest structure on the foreshore of the Thames just metres from the MI6 building in Vauxhall.As they ... Read more...

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Fossils show mysterious human species lived 30,000 years ago


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) A mysterious new species of the human beings which lived alongside our ancestors 30,000 years ago has been discovered by the scientists. The cavemen, called Denisovans, were identified ... Read more...

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Art of making tools 55,000 years older than previously thought


October 29th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): For a long time, it was thought that the art of shaping stones into sharp-edged points originated about 20,000 years ago, but a new study has revealed that ... Read more...

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Flour residues on stone tools suggest early humans ate a balanced diet


October 19th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19 (ANI): Early humans, who were initially thought of as near total carnivores, ate ground flour 20,000 years before the dawn of agriculture, it has been found.Flour residues recovered from ... Read more...

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Our ancestors were pioneers of colonisation


October 5th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 5 (IANS) Archaeological investigation of campsites up to 50,000 years old in Papua New Guinea gives a glimpse of how highly adaptable humans at the forefront of global colonisation were. ... Read more...

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Australian Aborigines reachedmerica first?


October 1st, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 1 (ANI): Scientists have discovered hundreds of skulls in Central and South America, some dating back to over 11,000 years ago, that have cranial features distinctive to Australian Aborigines.The oldest ... Read more...

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Water buffalo and goat hooves may have disturbed Indian Stone Age sites


September 24th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Interpretations of Stone Age culture from discoveries of ancient tools and artefacts may need to be reanalysed, says a new research conducted in in the Jurreru River Valley ... Read more...

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Humans migrated from Africa to India 20,000 yrs earlier than believed


September 20th, 2010 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): A discovery of Stone Age tools, mainly either spear heads or scrapers, has revealed that migration from Africa to India and other South-East Asian countries as well as ... Read more...

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World’s first known cannibals ate each other for extra nutrition


August 27th, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 27 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the world's first known cannibals ate each other to satisfy their nutritional needs.The humans-as-food determination negates other possibilities, such as cannibalism ... Read more...

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Here’s what humans ate 10,000 years ago


August 24th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): If you thought the early locals ate only roots and berries for dinner, you may quite well be wrong. They dined quite lavishly too, according to findings of ... Read more...

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Apes used stone tools to kill animals 3.4 mn years ago


August 12th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Our ancient ancestors, the apes, were using stone tools to butcher animals one million years earlier than previously thought. In an extraordinary find that will rewrite the ... Read more...

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Humans hunted for meat with stone tools a million years earlier than believed


August 12th, 2010 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): The Swiss Army Knife and the Big Mac is not as recent as it was thought, for scientists have found evidence that human ancestors were using stone tools ... Read more...

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Prehistoric ‘Thor’s hammerhead’ found in Viking graves


August 11th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Archaeologists have dug up about ten Viking burials that held thunderstones up to 5,000 years older than the graves themselves in Scandinavia.Thunderstones are fist-size stone tools resembling ... Read more...

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Neanderthals’ cosy bedroom with hearth and grass beds unearthed


August 7th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Remains of an apparent Neanderthal cave sleeping chamber have been unearthed, complete with a hearth and nearby grass beds that might have once been covered with animal fur.Neanderthals ... Read more...

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Humans ‘arrived in Britain 250,000 years earlier than thought’


July 8th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): Archaeologists have uncovered stone tools that indicate that first humans arrived in Britain much earlier than previously thought.A discovery of 78 pieces of razor-sharp primitive cutting and piercing ... Read more...

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Armenia is the motherland of metallurgy, wine-making and horse breeding


July 6th, 2010 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Yerevan, July 6 (ANI): Excavations have revealed that Mesopotamia's civilization originated in Armenia, thus making it the motherland of metallurgy, jeweller's art, wine-making and horse breeding, according to archaeologists.A group of archaeologists ... Read more...

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Aquatic diet of early humans behind evolution of brain


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Aquatic foods such as fish, crocodiles and turtles, which early humans began eating two million years ago, could have played an important role in the evolution of human ... Read more...

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Seafood diet ‘led to evolution of big brains’


June 1st, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 1 (ANI): Our love of seafood goes way back. Archaeologists have found crocodiles, turtles and fish were eaten by early humans almost 2 million years ago.According to the study's researchers, ... Read more...

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1200 flint stones dating back to 250, 000 years unearthed in Syria


May 31st, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Around 1200 pieces of flint stones dating back to 250, 000 years ago were discovered at al-Sharar Valley near Daraa, Southern Syria.The pieces were discovered by ... Read more...

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