Around 200,000 years ago, people were living who were as intelligent as us.
The stone age saw a pattern where technologies like spears, fire and bows were invented once, then spread
Combining evidence from archaeology, geochronology and paleoenvironmental science, researchers identified how ancient humans by Lake Malawi were the first to substantially modify their environment.
Burials seem to have been uncommon in Africa some 80,000 years ago, although they were widespread in Eurasia.
A remarkable set of discoveries has confirmed that parts of Stonehenge first stood 140 miles away at Waun Mawn, west Wales.
The Boxgrove people, like all other human species, were capable of sharing time, care and knowledge in all parts of their life.
Archaeologists reveal two-kilometre ring of pits around the neolithic Durrington Walls by studying old geophysical surveys.
Ancient farmers ensured their children were fed and entertained in a similar way to modern parents.
Stone working is one of the most successful technologies used by humans, from 3.3 million years ago to the present day. So don’t think its “primitive”.
Scientists have discovered sophisticated tools in Kenya that are much older than expected.
Scandinavia was populated by two main migrations, making its first inhabitants more genetically diverse and adapted to harsh climates than those in the rest of Europe.
Archaeology is not only about stones and bones: it is mainly about the people of the past. DNA is one way to get from the stones and the bones to the people and their stories.
These massacres entail killing on a relative scale seen today only in the most war-torn countries.
New discovery is evidence of trade with continental Europe.