History & Archaeology

Glacier decline reveals Viking mountain pass

Archaeological finds from the Lendbreen: Preserved cattle feed, stake and spider-rock. (Image: Glacier Archeology Program / J. Wildhagen) Mountain passes were of great importance thousands...

News from the oldest temple in the world

Aerial view of one of the circular structures on the Göbekli Tepe. (Image: Gil Haklay / AFTAU) Even hunters and gatherers were amazingly sophisticated architects,...

Oldest finds of Homo sapiens in Europe

Excavations in the Bacho-Kiro cave in Bulgaria. (Image: Tsenka Tsanova, CC-BY-SA 2.0) When did the first representatives of Homo sapiens reach Europe? Finds from a...

A trace of colonial failure

View of Mound Key, where Calusa's capital was once. The Spanish fort stood on Mound 2. (Image: Victor Thompson) A base with an exciting history:...

How to counter epidemics in past centuries

"Closing schools!": Newspaper article in The Morning of October 7, 1918 (Image: Austrian National Library Vienna, ANNO | www.anno.onb.ac.at) Measures such as social distancing, school...

Who left this business?

Koprolite (fecal stones) from a locality in China. (Image: Jada Ko, courtesy of the Anhui Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archeology) Archaeological treasures of...

Throwing stick of Homo heidelbergensis discovered

Homo heidelbergensis hunting with a throwing stick. (Image: Benoit Clarys) Hand axes and other stone tools from our ancestors are often found in archaeological excavations....

An Indian empire reveals its secret

The power center of the Calusa was an impressive building on an artificial elevation, which is said to have accommodated 2000 people. (Image: Merald...

Neanderthal thread detected

The approximately 6.2 mm long and 0.5 mm wide cord fragment in a close-up. (Image: C2RMF) Ropes and ropes were already integral parts of Neanderthal...

Forest islands: ancient traces of plant cultivation

The flood savannah in the lowlands of Bolivia is littered with small forest islands. (Image: Umberto Lombardo) Researchers report that thousands of forest islands in...

The oldest Homo erectus

Homo-erectus skull from Drimolen. (Image: Therese van Wyk / University of Johannesburg) Where and when our ancestor Homo erectus developed has so far been controversial....

“Lucy”: monkey brain – but long childhood

The results are based on the reconstruction of fossil skulls from Australopithecus afarensis. (Image: Philipp Gunz, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.de) News from "Lucy" and Co:...

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Suzuki tightens Vitara and S-Cross

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No F1 races in Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan this year

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GPs from Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan officially canceled

In any case, we will no longer see these races on the revised calendar. Last week there was finally clarity: the new F1 calendar was...

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