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Link: A deep dive into Cahokia
A journalist participates in a dig to find out the secrets behind America's largest lost city.
13 Dec 2016
Link: Neandertal burial ritual with antler hearths
A toddler's jaw and teeth near a series of strange hearths in Des-Cubierta Cave.
01 Oct 2016
Link: Desert kites from ancient hunters
Lengthy low walls forming shapes in the wastes of Central Asia mark the ancient hunters of a vanished Serengeti.
11 Aug 2016
Looking at urban archaeology of the 'lost city' of Angkor
Annalee Newitz provides a neat review of recent work in Cambodia understanding the process of urbanization in and around the famous site.
19 Jul 2016
Neandertal stone circles at Bruniquel Cave
Deep within a French cave, Neandertals were stacking stalagmites into a series of round structures around 177,000 years ago.
26 May 2016
Culture, mathematical models, and Neandertal extinction
A mathematical model shows that if modern humans were better, they would have displaced Neandertals.
02 Feb 2016
Link: Symbolism, beads and modern human behavior
A short piece in The Conversation by Christopher Henshilwood focuses on the importance of symbolic artifacts in understanding human origins.
28 Jan 2016
Somebody was on Sulawesi before 118,000 years ago
Stone artifacts from a deep trench establish the presence of humans much earlier than previously demonstrated.
14 Jan 2016
Quote: Cowgill on statistical methods
A distinguished archaeologist profers advice about how archaeologists should use statistics.
05 Sep 2015
Notable: Fat residues on elephant-butchering tools
An examination of stone tools from Revadim Quarry, Israel, finds some of the oldest fat residue in the archaeological record.
21 Mar 2015
A look at early South American sites
A Nature report follows field exploration for early Americans in South America
07 Oct 2014
To fish or not to fish
Debating the value of aquatic resources in the evolution of Homo.
02 Oct 2014
Notable: Ballistic study of hafted points
Shooting spears into ballistics gel shows bloodletting efficacy.
28 Aug 2014
Notable: Raw material choice may not matter to handaxe shape
An experimental archaeology examination of stone types finds no difference in resulting tool form.
05 Aug 2014
The fish of Koobi Fora
Describing the aquatic assembage at Koobi Fora locality FwJj20.
01 Aug 2014
Archaeology is not boring!
Teaching what scientific work is.
05 Mar 2014
Meg Conkey: "People created memories and, in doing so, created a home"
Looking for archaeological sites beyond the famous caves.
01 Feb 2014
Framing big questions in archaeology
A group of archaeologists produce a report listing some grand challenges for the field.
21 Jan 2014
Denisovans and the Middle Paleolithic of India
A review of a new paper on the archaeology of microblades in South Asia
21 Jul 2013
Evidence of hunting at Olduvai Gorge
24 Sep 2012
LRJ as a transitional industry
04 Jul 2012
A Solutrean publicity blitz
Hype over claims that American Indians came from Ice Age Europe
03 Mar 2012
Digging deeper into the earliest Acheulean
A paper reports on the earliest evidence of the Acheulean, but misses the key story.
01 Sep 2011
India archaeology blog
15 Apr 2011
Best open letter ever
08 Apr 2011
SAA Twitter feed curation
03 Apr 2011
Quote: Adovasio on Clovis
24 Mar 2011
Early New World archaeology news
06 Mar 2011
Jebel Faya and early-stage reduction
A 125,000-year-old site on the Arabian peninsula presents similarities with African MSA sites.
29 Jan 2011
Quote: John Shea on the perils of interpretation
28 Jan 2011
Australopithecus afarensis used stone tools
A report finds cutmarks on fauna from Dikika, Ethiopia, 3.4 million years ago.
11 Aug 2010
Fishy story from Koobi Fora
The Turkana Basin joins other areas providing evidence of dietary flexibility and aquatic resource use by early Homo.
13 Jun 2010
Genetics and archaeology, 2
16 Mar 2010
19 Feb 2010
Straightening the calibration curve
Radiocarbon calibration looks good, but may fail on the oldest sites.
21 Jan 2010
The first Europeans, in Languedoc
17 Dec 2009
07 Dec 2009
Middle Stone Age bed and breakfast
Archaeological chemistry at Sibudu turns up evidence of grease drippings and bedding.
15 Oct 2009
Handedness in ancient hominins
31 Aug 2009
Plant processing with early Oldowan tools
05 May 2009
Quote: Otte on lithic analysis
15 Apr 2009
07 Apr 2009
Shell instead of stone
06 Apr 2009
22 Jul 2008
A short fiction about Neandertal introgression
01 Jun 2008
Chaw joins poop in archaeology arsenal
08 May 2008
Handaxes from under the North Sea
14 Mar 2008
On Greenland Norse and Neandertals
06 Jan 2008
Early ochre mining in Southern Africa
02 Nov 2007
Taking the "re" out of repatriation
23 Oct 2007
How fast to Australia?
19 Oct 2007
Long-distance Mousterian raw material transport
06 Aug 2007
At last, the death of the Toba bottleneck
05 Jul 2007
Ivory mammoth and other art from Vogelherd
24 Jun 2007
Pig extinctions in Polynesia
18 Jun 2007
Shell beads at three corners of Africa
07 Jun 2007
Nobody but us chickens
04 Jun 2007
Women in human evolution reviewed
18 Apr 2007
Origami chaine operatoire
A profile of origami artist Robert Lang brings to mind comparisons with Paleolithic toolmaking
26 Feb 2007
13 Feb 2007
More on Kostenki
18 Jan 2007
An earlier initial Upper Paleolithic at Kostenki
17 Jan 2007
The initial Upper Paleolithic at Kostenki
11 Jan 2007
Early Timor habitation at Jerimalai
24 Dec 2006
Looking for MSA rock art in Botswana
01 Dec 2006
MSA projectile weapons
18 Nov 2006
Eemian subsistence patterns
18 Nov 2006
Trade in MSA Africa
30 Oct 2006
Burins, barometers of typology
20 Oct 2006
The giant camel hunters
08 Oct 2006
A Neandertal structure
29 Sep 2006
26 Sep 2006
08 Aug 2006
About those holes...
25 Jun 2006
Old shell beads in Dorothy Garrod's stuff
23 Jun 2006
Mellars' modern human origins paper
14 Jun 2006
Earliest stone tools on Java
24 Apr 2006
Social vs. nonsocial information and Lower/Middle Paleolithic
17 Apr 2006
And then there was Levallois
17 Apr 2006
New news in New World settlement
16 Apr 2006
An Australian mid-Holocene symbolic "revolution"
14 Apr 2006
Art, style, and population density in the UP
12 Apr 2006
A talent for causing things pain
06 Apr 2006
28 Mar 2006
How monolithic was the Acheulean?
26 Mar 2006
What won't a handaxe do?
05 Mar 2006
Mexican footprint media
18 Jan 2006
Vindija G1 now 32,000 BP
06 Jan 2006
Early human habitation in Britain
15 Dec 2005
Marco Polo, call your office
12 Oct 2005
Grotte des Fées de Châtelperron
31 Aug 2005
Cuban ground sloths document overkill
04 Aug 2005
The Freudian artifact
25 Jul 2005
Australian extinctions walking on eggshells
08 Jul 2005
What happened to the Australian megafauna?
02 Jun 2005
Technological sophistication of the earliest toolmakers
12 Apr 2005
Whallon's population model
A summary of a classic population model for Paleolithic hunter-gatherers.
04 Feb 2005
Wobst's population model
13 Jan 2005
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