Humans Walked Along the Beaches of British Columbia 13,000 Years Ago

Off the shore of Calvert Island in B.C., Duncan McLaren of the University of Victoria & Hakai Institute and team discovered 29 footprints about 60 ccm below the surface of the sand. They initially found the place in '14 and excavated it between '15 and '16. They published their findings several days ago in PLoS One.... Continue Reading →

Oldest Human DNA from Africa Clues Us On Ancient Moroccan Heritage

In 2015 the first African ancient genome of 4,500-year-old human remains found in Ethiopia were published. Now more ancient Africa DNA has been found and published.  The study I am referring to came out in Science which outlines the findings of seven 15,000-year-old modern humans from Morocco. This paper now holds the results of the oldest human DNA ever... Continue Reading →

Debunking Toba Catastrophe Theory

One of the most popular posts here is Tim Jones' post, published almost 11 years ago on the Toba Eruption. Toba Catastrophe Theory was proposed first by Stanley Ambrose. Henry Harpending popularized it. In a nutshell, a genetic bottleneck has been observed in Homo sapiens occurring approx. 70,000 years ago that temporally correlated with a massive... Continue Reading →

Maya “Megalopolis” Found After LiDAR Scanning the Guatemalan Jungle

After mapping over 810 square miles (2,100 sq km) in northern Peten, Guatemala more than 60,000 houses, palaces, elevated highways, and other undiscovered hidden features have been identified using LiDAR technology. LiDAR allows one to remove the canopy from images to identify underlying structures. These discoveries were lead by Thomas Garrison, an Ithaca College archaeologist, as... Continue Reading →

Levallois Stone Tools In India 385,000 Years Ago

A study published today in the journal Nature analyzed more than 7,200 stone tools from middle Paleolithic Attirampakkam creekside site in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Archaeologists from the Sharma Centre for Heritage Education have been unearthing these tools for the last 20 years from the site. There aren't any human remains, yet,... Continue Reading →

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