A 43,900-year-old Cave Painting in Sulawesi, Indonesia is the Oldest Hunting Story Depicted

Archaeologist Maxime Aubert, from Griffith University and his colleagues have published, in Nature, the discovery of the oldest depicted hunting story. The cave painting is thought to be 43,900 years old. It was made by prehistoric people on the island of Sulawesi. The painting is about 4.5 meter or 14.8 feet in length and about... Continue Reading →

The Neanderthal Cultural Significance Of A Decorated Crimean Raven Bone

In the last decade or so, we have illuminated Neanderthals demonstrated complex culture, such as the burial in Shanidar, were interior decorators of Bruniquel, were playing complex bone  instruments in Germany, and the jewelry from Krapina and examples in France. Which prompted mainstream media sources like the NY Times to ask just how human Neanderthals are, as... Continue Reading →

A team of French geologists and paleontologists and led by Jean-Michel Geneste, published in PLoS One that they believe that they have identified the oldest known images of erupting volcanoes, daubed in red and white pigments over other cave paintings in south-eastern France cave site, Chauvet, around 36,000 years ago. The curiously abstract images were first found... Continue Reading →

A study published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology has for the first time analysed the fragments of three individuals found between '67 and '80 at the French site, Marillac, dating back 57,600 years ago. These are an incomplete diaphysis of a right radius, another of a left fibula and the majority of a right... Continue Reading →

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