The traditional image of Neanderthals as gritty people who spent most of their time out hunting might not be entirely accurate, according to a new study revealing that they may have had to devote hours to daily subsistence tasks instead.

Caveman about the house

19 Jul 2012

The traditional image of Neanderthals as gritty people who spent most of their time out hunting might not be entirely accurate, according to a new study revealing that they may have had to devote hours to daily subsistence tasks instead.

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One of six Bronze Age boats found during the excavation at Must Farm Quarry.

The Bronze Age – now in 3D

09 Dec 2011

One of the most important later Bronze Age sites ever discovered in Britain is being excavated near Peterborough, providing a richly detailed, “3D” view of life around the year 1,000 BC.

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Original card with the lock of hair, written by A C Haddon after returning from Western Australia.

Aboriginal Australians were first explorers

22 Sep 2011

An old lock of hair has enabled researchers to sequence the genome of an Aboriginal Australian, and show that modern Aboriginal Australians are direct descendants of the first people to arrive there.

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