Stone Age http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/64247/all en Unusual bone tools found at Neanderthal site in Europe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130812/unusual-bone-tools-found-at-neanderthal-site-europe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sophisticated leather-working tools found in a cave in France offer the first evidence that Neanderthals had more advanced bone tools than early modern humans, researchers said Monday.</p> <p>The four fragments of hide-softening bone tools known as lissoirs, or smoothers, were found at two neighboring sites in southern France, according to the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.</p> <p>Radiocarbon dating shows that the tools are about 50,000 years old, said scientists.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130812/unusual-bone-tools-found-at-neanderthal-site-europe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Paleolithic Pleistocene Stone Age Technology AFP Mon, 12 Aug 2013 19:15:27 +0000 5908241 at http://www.globalpost.com Archaeologists find evidence of 10,400-year-old human presence in Bolivia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130902/archaeologists-find-evidence-10400-year-old-human-presence-bolivia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>La Paz, Sep 2 (EFE).- The discovery of mollusk shells at a midden in the Bolivian Amazon indicates that hunter-gatherers had a presence in the area 10,400 years ago, much earlier than previously known, archaeologists said.</p> <p>The find was made near the Amazonian city of Trinidad in Beni province, which borders Brazil, by an international scientific team led by Italian geographer Umberto Lombardo, of the University of Bern, and Bolivian archaeologist Jose Capriles, of the University of San Andres in La Paz.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130902/archaeologists-find-evidence-10400-year-old-human-presence-bolivia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Archaeology Efé people Stone Age Technology Agencia EFE Mon, 02 Sep 2013 18:00:44 +0000 5922889 at http://www.globalpost.com Ancient climate-cooling meteor might have hit Quebec http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130902/ancient-climate-cooling-meteor-might-have-hit-quebec <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Somewhere under the forests, soil and bedrock of southern Quebec lie the ancient, undiscovered traces of an enormous meteor strike so catastrophic that it helped change the Earth's climate and alter human history.</p> <p>At least, that's what Dartmouth University geochemist Mukul Sharma argues in a newly published paper, which could lead to an explanation of one of the most baffling episodes in our planet's history.</p> <p>"The whole idea is controversial," he said. "There's a correlation between a climate event and a meteor, but what is the cause? How did it all play out?"</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130902/ancient-climate-cooling-meteor-might-have-hit-quebec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Atmospheric sciences Climate history Disaster Mukul Sharma Stone Age Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 02 Sep 2013 21:01:13 +0000 5923007 at http://www.globalpost.com