Thousands of people joined druids and pagans who gathered together to celebrate the Winter Solstice at Stonehenge, the shortest day and longest night of the year.
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Wednesday 04 May 2011
Sunday 24 April 2011
Monday 18 April 2011
Evidence for a hitherto totally unknown prehistoric war has been discovered in northern England. Archaeologists excavating the remains of a large fortified Iron Age settlement at Fin Cop in the Peak District have so far found the skeletons of nine victims of what they believe was a massacre which took place around 2400 years ago.
Sunday 27 March 2011
Friday 25 February 2011
Around 30,000 years ago, while the sun was setting on the last Neanderthals in Spain, people in what is now Germany carved figurines from mammoth tusks. The known examples include a bird, sufficiently naturalistic as to suggest a cormorant, and a couple of figures that seem to combine human bodies with lions' heads. Deep in the prehistory of art, even as people taught themselves to represent natural creatures, they channelled their creativity into images of unnatural beings. We can only speculate on what these images meant, but we can hardly doubt that they meant a great deal.
Friday 28 January 2011
Monday 24 January 2011
England captain Rio Ferdinand has defended referees' assistant Sian Massey against the "prehistoric views" of Sky Sports duo Richard Keys and Andy Gray.
Monday 10 January 2011
Ian Brady, the Moors Murderer, remains utterly unrepentant about his crimes and if ever released would kill again as easily as "swatting a fly", according to the criminologist who has carried out the first face-to-face interviews in a decade with the notorious serial killer.
Tuesday 28 December 2010
Neanderthal cuisine was far more sophisticated than previously thought, according to a new analysis of fossilised teeth.
Friday 03 December 2010
This is one of those books where the cover tells all. It bears a picture of a woman who scrutinises us keenly. She is rough-hewn, dirty and unkempt but obviously intelligent. With a scrub, a hair-do and some clothes, she would not look out of place in a street market, a factory or, indeed, a newspaper office. She is a Neanderthal.
Wednesday 03 November 2010
Early human ancestors were probably more sexually promiscuous than present-day societies if a study of the finger lengths of fossilised bones is to be believed.
Tuesday 26 October 2010
Tuesday 19 October 2010
Early humans may have begun to move away from a largely meat-eating diet 20,000 years earlier than previously thought. A study of stone-grinding tools at sites in Italy, Russia and the Czech Republic has found evidence that humans were milling flour 30,000 years ago.
Wednesday 29 September 2010
Stonehenge may have been a top international tourist attraction in prehistoric times – just as it is today.
Monday 06 September 2010
The most important aspect of human evolution was facilitated not by Darwinian-style natural selection but by a crucial technological device invented by early Stone Age women, shows research by a leading British prehistorian.
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