Prehistoric people did not eat each other out of necessity, but as a ritual. A new study shows that primal people had such a low nutritional value that it would not be worthwhile to eat a fellow human if you could outwit a wild horse or boar. It is therefore more likely that cannibalism among people between the ages of 900.
Category: Primeval people
Filipino scientists have discovered a new human species in a cave on the largest island in the country, Luzon. The first remains of bones and teeth were already found in 2007 by the archaeologist Armand Mijares. He first thought that he had the remains of an animal in his hands, but in the 12 years that followed, research and other findings showed that it is a new branch of the genus Homo, which includes Homo erectus and of course Homo sapiens.
A valuable lump of bronze in an old shipwreck, the most famous clay statues in the world and 15,000-year-old cave paintings. Some of the greatest archaeological finds in the world were made by children, farmers and other people who happened to encounter important relics from the past.
A 260,000-year-old skull from China suggests that modern man may not have been exclusively from Africa. The find, known as the Dali skull, was already made in 1978. Researchers initially thought that the skull belonged to another human species, Homo erectus, which is 2 million to 100.
Curled hair, blue eyes and dark skin. The first British did not really resemble their current countrymen, according to new genetic research. It certainly applies to the so-called Cheddar Man, a 10,000-year-old skeleton from Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, England. Mark Thomas, professor of evolutionary genetics, conducted the research that yielded this new knowledge in collaboration with the London Natural History Museum.
11,500 Years ago, a 6 to 12-week-old girl was laid to rest by the Tanana River in Alaska in the far northwest of the US. The body remained there for thousands of years. But in 2006 American archaeologists started investigating the cemetery and in 2013 they found the skeleton of the child.
Neanderthals treated inflammation and pain with natural medicines. An international research team draws this conclusion in the scientific journal Nature after studying a 50,000-year-old fossilized jaw from northern Spain. Neanderthal cure toothache In a tooth, scientists found plaque, a bacterial layer that can lead to inflammation and cavities in the teeth.
After a new date of Spanish cave paintings, an old discussion about the Neanderthals has flared up again. The question was whether some cave paintings in Europe could have been made by the extinct human species ... Water seeping indicates age A team of archaeologists recently dated art from three different caves in Spain to at least 64.
Bite marks, damage to stone tools and burns on human bones. These are some of the indications that scientists provide as evidence that the people who lived in present-day Spain 10,000 years ago were cannibals. The archaeologists examined 30 human bones found in the caves of Santa Maira in eastern Spain.
It is not known exactly what caused the Neanderthals to disappear. But one of many theories is that they died of diseases that modern humans carried with them when the two species first met about 100,000 years ago. Neanderthals got a cold Researchers have shown that the stocky human species was infected with tuberculosis, typhoid fever, whooping cough, inflammation of the brain and the common cold.
The first underwear was worn thousands of years ago: the loincloth. It is not known who first tied a piece of fabric around the hips. It is known that the loincloth was used by cavemen, as outerwear but also as underwear, and afterwards also by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans.
About 3400 years ago the body of a young woman was buried in a beautiful burial mound near the Danish town of Egtved. The grave of the 'Egtved girl' was discovered in 1921, but only now do researchers begin to understand who this young woman really was. The Egtved girl lived in the Bronze Age and was only between 16 and 18 years old when she died.
Following the discovery of skull, jaw and bone remains in a cave in Morocco, the history of man may need to be drastically rewritten. That is the conclusion of a group of German and Moroccan researchers, who have just published their spectacular analysis of the find in the journal Nature.
A few teeth and molars of 7.2 million years old can turn the history of humanity upside down and question the idea that we are from Africa. That is the controversial theory of a group of German researchers. They analyzed a fossil jaw found in Greece and a molar of the primate Graecopithecus found in Bulgaria.
Smallest bones of the body found In the skull of a two-million-year-old Paranthropus robustus, a monkey human, scientists from Spain, Italy and the US found the oldest ossicles to date. They found a hammer, anvil and stirrup, which is very rare, because these smallest bones in the body decay quickly.
Lucy is the mother of the genus Homo Lucy, a humanoid of the species Australopithecus afarensis, could be the founding mother of the genus Homo according to scientists. Lucy's species lived 3.2 million years ago, and gradually different species developed within the Homo genus that sometimes lived side by side for a while.
Homo sapiens is perhaps shorter than we think the only human species on earth. Australian and Chinese researchers have found traces of a hitherto unknown prehistoric people that lived in caves in southern China just 14,500 to 11,500 years ago. The bones and skulls of the five smallest individuals stand out because they have both primitive and modern characteristics, and in addition they have some unique features such as large eyebrow arches, wide cheekbones and a thick skull, which is also found in much older human species.
Not mother's most beautiful She is not so beautiful but rather striking, says anthropologist Susan Hayes. Using forensic methods, the researcher reconstructed the face of a 30-year-old woman who belonged to the early Homo floresiensis human species. The size of a hobbit The species is named after the Indonesian island of Flores, home to the only one meter tall and 30 to 35 kilo people, who are around 17.
In 2005, the first complete early human skull was discovered in a collapsed predator cave near Dmanisi in Georgia. It now appears that this 'skull 5' combines a number of traits that were previously attributed to different species of the human genus Homo. Different skeletons from the same period Four more Gay skeletons were discovered at Dmanisi earlier, and all four are very different.
Deep in a cave that is difficult to access, two speleologists have made a unique find: 15 skeletons (or parts thereof) and more than 1500 bones that originate from early humans. The new humanoid is baptized Homo naledi, and according to the researchers the discovery can completely turn human history as we know it upside down.
Apparently it was not exciting enough for Homo sapiens to only have sex with his own kind. Modern humans were given offspring 40,000 to 80,000 years ago at the border of the African continent with the stocky Neanderthal. The mixing with the now extinct human species was a survival strategy that still has meaning for your body.