Cast of the skull of a scimitar-toothed cat (genus Homotherium) which appeared across Africa, Eurasia and the Americas during the Pliocene (c. 5 million - c. 2,6 million years ago) and the Pleistocene (c. 2,6 million- c. 12,000 years ago...
Pirate Punishments in the Golden Age of Piracy
Pirates in the Golden Age of Piracy (1690-1730) both dished out and received a wide range of imaginative punishments. Victims of piracy endured torture, floggings, and ceremonies of humiliation, but when brought to justice, the pirates were...
Map showing sites and presence associated with the Aurignacian culture, usually attributed to the first modern humans who arrived in Europe around 45,000 years ago.
Pirate Clothing in the Golden Age of Piracy
Pirates have gained a reputation for wearing bright and distinctive clothing and accessories during the Golden Age of Piracy (1690-1730) even if, in reality, most of what we think they wore comes from works of fiction like Robert Louis Stevenson’s...
Neanderthal Skeleton & Reconstruction
Skeleton and reconstruction of the La Ferrassie 1 Neanderthal found in France, as seen in an exhibit in the National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo, Japan.
Neanderthal Burial, La Chapelle-aux-Saints (reconstruction)
Reconstruction of the Neanderthal burial at La Chapelle-aux-Saints, France, on display at Musée de La Chapelle-aux-Saints, Corrèze, France.
Tabun Cave in Israel, which is associated with (among others) Neanderthal remains and tools.
Archaeological Excavations at Tel Kabri
Tel Kabri is an archaeological site in northwestern Israel that is best known as the location of one of the largest palaces in Canaan in the Middle Bronze Age or "MB" (ca. 2,000–1,500 BCE). Although Tel Kabri reached the height...
Pirate Havens in the Golden Age of Piracy
The buccaneers who roamed the Spanish Main and the pirates who plundered the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean during the Golden Age of Piracy (1690-1730) needed a place of refuge where they could share out and enjoy their loot. Pirate havens...
The Ubsunur Hollow Biosphere Reserve, depicted here, contains some of the last stretches of the so-called mammoth steppe; an ecosystem in which the woolly mammoth thrived during the Pleistocene.