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Multiregional Hypothesis

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

The Multiregional Hypothesis argues that our earliest hominid ancestors radiated out from Africa and Homo sapiens evolved from several different groups of Homo erectus in several places throughout the world.



Monumental Architecture: The Public Nature of...

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

Monumental architecture refers to large man-made structures of stone or earth, made by the people and for the people beginning about 12,000 years ago.



Chronology and Advances of the Mesopotamian...

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

Mesopotamia is an ancient civilization that took up pretty much everything that today is modern Iraq, a triangular patch wedged between the Tigris River, the Zagros Mountains, and the Lesser Zab River.



Did European Solutrean Upper Paleolithic People...

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

The Solutrean-Clovis connection suggests that at least some of the first people in North America were direct descendants of European Solutreans.



Still Fun But So Fussy! How Did Archaeology...

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

What we today think of as the science of archaeology has its roots in religion and treasure hunting, born out of centuries of curiosity about the past.



Ancient Art Sculpture on a Very Grand Scale

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

Megalithic structures are immense collections of stone, earth and wood, some of which were built during the Neolithic and Bronze Age periods of Europe.



The Archaeology of Peru and the Central Andes

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

This page describes the archaeology of Peru, with a brief introduction to Precolumbian Peru and the ancient Andes



Some of the Earliest Colonists to America...

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

The Pacific Coast Migration Model is a theory concerning the original colonization of the Americas that proposes that people entering the continents followed the Pacific coastline



'Ain Ghazal - Pre-Pottery Neolithic Site in the...

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

The site of 'Ain Ghazal is an early Neolithic village site located along the banks of the Zarqa River near Amman, Jordan.



Why were Pre-Columbian Societies so Drawn to...

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

Jade was probably the most precious stone for ancient Mesoamerican people, and Olmec, Maya and Aztec lapidary artisans became masters in carving it...



13000 year old burial of a baby in the American...

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

The Anzick site is a human burial from the Clovis period in the American northwest, dated approximately 12,800 years ago.



The Fearsome Close-Quarter Combat Weapon of the...

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

The macuahuitl was an offensive weapon used by the Aztecs in combat. Europeans called it the Aztec sword, but it was neither curved nor made of metal.



Natufian Hunter-Gatherers were Ancestral to...

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

The Natufian culture is the name given to the sedentary hunter-gatherers living in the Levant region of the near east ~2,500 and 10,200 years ago.



Saint-Césaire

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

The archaeological site of Saint-Cesaire has Middle and Upper Paleolithic occupations that are associated with Neanderthals.



Chatelperronian Transition to Upper Paleolithic

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

The Chatelperronian period ca 40,000-33,000 years ago, is usually associated with Neanderthals, and bears evidence of some kind of interaction with African newcomers to Europe.



Why Does Our Modern Calendar Use Christian...

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

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Abu Hureyra - Agriculture in the Euphrates Valley

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

Abu Hureyra is the ruins of an ancient settlement, located on the south side of the Euphrates valley of northern Syria, where the earliest evidence of cultivated plants has been identified, some 11,000 radiocarbon years before the present.



Mehrgarh: The Roots of the Indus Civilization...

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

Mehrgarh is a Neolithic and Chalcolithic (7000-3200 BC) site in Pakistan and one of the earliest sites with evidence for farming in south Asia.



What are the Hilly Flanks in Agriculture?

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

Hilly Flanks is a geographic term describing a specific set of environmental conditions, and in archaeology it refers to a theory about the origins of agriculture



Landscape Archaeology

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Landscape archaeology studies the way people of the past shaped the land around them, consciously or unconsciously.



Guided Tour of the 11 Cities of the Silk Road

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A guided tour to the cities of the Silk Road



What is the Evidence for a 6th Century Fog in...

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

The dust veil of AD 536 was a period of a year to 18 months when the world experienced some kind of calamity, based on historic and tree ring records.



What Was Egypt Like Before the Pharaohs?

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

The Predynastic period in Egypt is the name archaeologists have given to the three millennia before the emergence of the first unified Egyptian state society.



When and Where were Donkeys First Domesticated?

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

The modern donkey (Equus asinus) was bred from the wild African ass (E. africanus spp) in northeastern Africa during the predynastic period of Egypt, about 6,000 years ago.



How Many Times Do You Need to Domesticate Sheep?

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

Sheep (Ovis aries) are among the earliest animals ever domesticated, developed and descended from the wild mouflon more than 10,000 years ago.



What a Tell Can Tell Us About Ancient Cities

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

How do ancient cities become buried? Archaeologists working in modern and ancient cities face the same problems with layers and layers of occupation debris stacked up over the centuries.



What Is a Hominin and How Is It Different from...

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

Learn more about the Homininae subfamily, including Hominini (humans and their ancestors), Panini (chimps), and Gorillini (gorillas).



An Archaeological Dating Method You Can Do at...

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

Seriation is the first scientific dating method, invented by archaeologists in the 19th century long before radiocarbon, and still practiced today.






Did an Ice-Free Corridor Serve as an Early...

2017-01-21T11:01:25Z

Since at least the 1930s, the Ice Free Corridor hypothesis has been an accepted human colonization route for the American continents.