2016-12-10T11:01:22ZThe term osteodontokeratic was invented by the Australian archaeologist Raymond Dart, to describe the tool kit of our hominid ancestor Australopithecus africanus. Great name,isn't it? Too bad he was wrong.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZThe Solutrean-Clovis connection suggests that at least some of the first people in North America were direct descendants of European Solutreans.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZIx Chel was the Maya moon goddess, and the patron deity of fertility, childbirth, and weaving; but was she the only moon goddess?
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZOmo Kibish I is the name of a skeleton found in Ethiopia, which at 195,000 years of age is the oldest known example of our modern human species.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZThis page describes the archaeology of Peru, with a brief introduction to Precolumbian Peru and the ancient Andes
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZA kiva is a ceremonial structure used by ancient and modern Puebloan societies through the American southwest
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZDeposits in the Sima de los Huesos site of northern Spain contain 28 hominid individuals, who together represent evidence of the evolutionary speciation of human kind, Neanderthal, Denisovan and us.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZThe Oasis Theory is a core concept in archaeology, referring to one of the main hypotheses about the origins of agriculture.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZHilly 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
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZStone boiling is what archaeologists and anthropologists call the cooking method where you put hot rocks into liquid, as a way of getting your soup hot. This method dates at least to Middle Paleolithic Period.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZIn central Europe about 16,000 years ago, some stylish hunter gatherers built their houses out of ancient elephant bones. What a great idea!
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZChetro Ketl is a Great House in the Chaco Culture National Historical Park of New Mexico, important for the pioneering use of the tree ring dating method.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZThe study of archaeology has been defined in a number of silly and serious ways. Here's a pithy collection from professionals and non-professionals.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZMesoamerica Timeline: Chronology of the Mesoamerican Cultures. Description of the time periods for Mesoamerican archaeology.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZFiguring out the calendar dates of the ancient pharaohs and the rest of the Mediterranean communities of the Bronze Age is tougher than it seems.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZAustralopithecus is one of several species of hominins who may or may not be Homo sapiens direct ancestor.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZThis collection of ancient farming includes core concept definitions, archaeological research into ancient farming, and special farming techniques.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZThe 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.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZThe 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.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZEight founder crops made up the core of new agriculture on our planet--but recent scientific research has shown it wasn't that straightforward.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZA timeline of the history of alcohol, when it was first developed and how it expanded into one of the most important social elements of modern culture.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZOur modern domestic pig (Sus scrofa) was developed from the ferocious wild boar in two very distant places in the world: Turkey and China.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZThe 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.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZMost of the types of wheat that we consume today derived from the initial domestication of the wild form of emmer wheat, some 11,000 years ago.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZIle-Ife is the traditional home of the Yoruba civilization, and an archaeological site located in southwestern Nigeria.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZThe Mesoamerican ball game was an exciting, dangerous game played by most cultures in central America, beginning over 3,500 years ago.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZOver the 250 years of the period called the Viking Age, the economics of the people known as the Vikings changed and adapted, and sometimes failed.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZErlitou is a very large Bronze Age (Shang or Xia Dynasty) site located 9 kilometers southwest of Yanshi City in Henan Province of China.
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZThis page describes the mythical and archaeological origins of the Aztec people, and the founding of their capital city of Tenochtitan
2016-12-10T11:01:22ZChinampa systems are a type of American traditional agriculture that has been practiced for at least 1,000 years