Technological and cultural innovations amongst early humans not sparked by climate change

Environmental records obtained from archaeological sites in South Africa’s southern Cape suggest climate may not have been directly linked to cultural and technological innovations of Middle Stone Age humans in southern Africa after all. A study published July 6, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by an international team of researchers, led by Dr … Continued

49,000 year-old ochre based paint mixed with milk found in Sibudu Cave

An international research team led by the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Witwatersrand has discovered a milk-and ochre-based paint dating to 49,000 years ago that inhabitants may have used to adorn themselves with or to decorate stone or wooden slabs. While the use of ochre by early humans dates to at least … Continued