Location of the Island of Flores, Indonesia
Location of the island of Flores, Indonesia (highlighted in red).
Ancient China produced what has become the oldest extant culture in the world. The name 'China' comes from the Sanskrit Cina (derived from the name of the Chinese Qin Dynasty, pronounced 'Chin') which was translated as 'Cin' by the Persians...
The term Venus figurine is used to describe the more than 200 small statuettes of voluptuous female figures that have been found at Upper Paleolithic sites across Europe and some parts of Asia. “When paleoanthropologists refer to figurines...
Gobekli Tepe - the World's First Temple?
Located in modern Turkey, Göbekli Tepe is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. The discovery of this stunning 10,000 year old site in the 1990s CE sent shock waves through the archaeological world and beyond...
The migration of the Bantu people from their origins in southern West Africa saw a gradual population movement sweep through the central, eastern, and southern parts of the continent starting in the mid-2nd millennium BCE and finally ending...
Drawings of Middle Palaeolithic Tools: Points & Scrapers
Drawings of stone tools belonging to the Middle Palaeolithic (sometimes called 'Mousterian') industries, found from Europe and the Near East to Africa between approximately 250,000 and 30,000 years ago. It is associated with archaic homo...
Tabun Cave in Israel, which is associated with (among others) Neanderthal remains and tools.
Gildas (c. 500-570 CE) was a Romano-British monk, known primarily for a work entitled De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae, translated as On the Ruin and Conquest of Britain. Gildas' work is a polemical sermon recounting British history while...
Artist's vision of woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius) in a late Pleistocene landscape in northern Spain. Mammoths were hunted by prehistoric humans.
Wooly Mammoth, as shown at the Royal BC Museum, Victoria, British Columbia.