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Living the high life: the early arrival of hunter-gatherers in the glaciated Ethiopian Highlands

Eastern Africa is known for a vast number of famous archaeological and paleoanthropological findings. Among those, the discovery of the 3.2 million-year-old skeleton "Lucy" in the Afar region. Excavations of fossils and archaeological remains over the last decades shed light on the hominin evolution. They... click to read more

  • Alexander R. Groos | PhD student at Institute of Geography, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 29, 2020
Ancient feasts drew people and animals from across Neolithic Britain

Impressive monumental sites such as Stonehenge and Avebury represent some of the most famous prehistoric archaeological sites in the world. They often comprise sites of different character and function, with the Stonehenge complex having the stone circle of Stonehenge, a focus for funerary ritual, the... click to read more

  • Richard Madgwick | Senior Lecturer at School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK
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Reading time 4 min
published on Oct 30, 2019
The European idea, a 5000 years old concept according to the Bell Beaker culture

The 3rd millennium BC in Occidental Europe and Northern Africa is marked by the appearance of a very specific type of ceramic: the bell beaker. As its name indicates, these beakers have the shape of inverted bells, and were decorated with various geometric patterns. They... click to read more

  • Claudine Abegg | PhD student at Département F.-A. Forel des sciences de l’environnement et de l’eau, Université de Genève, Genève, Switzerland
  • Marie Besse | Professor at Département F.-A. Forel des sciences de l’environnement et de l’eau, Université de Genève, Genève, Switzerland
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Aug 23, 2018