Map of the migration of modern man out of Africa.  Triangles represent Aurignacian (considered the first modern humans) split-base points.

Strength in numbers

28 Jul 2011

Volume of modern humans infiltrating Europe cited as critical factor in the demise of the Neanderthals.

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Fragments of figurines found on Keros

Island of broken figurines

10 Jun 2011

Why were Bronze Age figurines smashed, transported and buried in shallow pits on the Aegean island of Keros? New research sheds light on a 4,500-year-old mystery.

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Tudor pendant

Treasures lost and found

05 May 2011

An exhibition of precious objects found in East Anglia provides a window into the lives of both the people who lost their treasures and those who found them.

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Still from the film Cave of Forgotten Dreams

32,000 years of special effects

01 Apr 2011

The only Briton to have entered the spectacular cave featured in Werner Herzog’s new documentary explains how rock-art was just one element of multi-sensory performances staged by early human communities.

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