History & Archaeology

Neanderthals: Replaced Y chromosomes

For the first time, the Y chromosome of Neanderthals and Denisovans could now also be examined. (Image: MPI f. Evolutionary Anthropology) New trace of...

Violence and bloody rituals among the steppe warriors

1700-year-old skeletons of South Siberian steppe nomads from the Tunnug 1 site. (Image: Tunnug 1 Research Project) For the ancient historians, the steppe nomads of...

Man reached Arabia 120,000 years ago

The first human footprint discovered at Lake Alathar and the corresponding digital elevation model (Image: Stewart et al., 2020) The Arabian Peninsula forms a bridge...

Viking genetics unraveled

Many Vikings were likely more brunette than blonde. (Image: Jim Lyngvild) The Vikings have decisively shaped the history of Europe. But who were...

Europeans have only tolerated milk for a few thousand years

Bronze Age skull from the Tollensetal (Image: Stefan Sauer / Tollensetal-Projekt) In today's northern and central Europe, most people can still digest the milk sugar...

Sturgeon on the royal menu

Wooden barrel and sturgeon shed discovered in the wreck (Image: Brett Seymour, Brendan Foley) In 1495, the Danish King Hans set out for Sweden by...

How millet came to Europe

Millet Panicum miliaceum (Image: Wiebke Kirleis / UFG Kiel) Around 3500 years ago, the early cultures of Europe underwent a profound change: semi-nomads who immigrated...

Stone Age people: wisely bedded early

Around 200,000 years ago, people apparently camped on grass in the Border Cave in South Africa's Lebombo Mountains. (Image: A. Kruger) Even more than...

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