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Ice Age camp found in Peru

A campsite dating back 15,000 years has been found in Northern Peru. About 600 kilometers north of Lima, an imposing earthen mound looms over the sea. People began building the ceremonial structure, called Huaca Prieta, about 7800 years ago. But according to a new study, the true surprise lies buried deep

Ice Age artifacts found in Indonesia

Jewelry and art dating back between 26,000-22,000 years has been found in Indonesia. The artifacts, which include pendants and beads made from the bones of "pig-deer" and monkey-like marsupials, date back at least 22,000 years, researchers report in a new study. Archaeologists discovered the artifacts in Wallacea, a 1,000-mile-wide (1,600 kilometers) zone

Arabia was inhabited during the Ice Age

New evidence suggests that modern humans settled in southern Arabia during the Ice Age, 20,000 years ago. The view used to be that people did not settle in large numbers in Arabia until the development of agriculture, around 10,000-11,000 years ago. Now, the new findings demonstrate that modern humans have dwelt in

Ice Age tools found in England

A collection of tools dating back to the Ice Age have been uncovered at a Late Upper Paleolithic camp site in Leicestershire, England. The Bradgate Park Trust has commissioned the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) to begin a new stage of work on a rare Late Upper Palaeolithic site at

Ice Age tools found in Scotland

A set of 12,000-year-old tolls made by the Ahrensburgian culture have been found on the coastline of the Scottish island of Islay. The age and distinctive style of the tools means they had been made by people of the Ahrensburgian culture, which flourished in mainland Europe towards the end of the

Ice Age infant burials found in Alaska

The remains of two infants, which date back 11,000 years, have been uncovered at an archaeological settlement in Alaska. Potter made the new find on the site of a 2010 excavation, where the cremated remains of another 3-year-old child were found. The bones of the two infants were found in a

Fragment of mammoth ivory lion head found in Germany

A 40,000-year-old mammoth ivory fragment of a figurine of a lion has been found in a cave in Germany. Archaeologists from the University of Tübingen have found an ancient fragment of ivory belonging to a 40,000 year old animal figurine. Both pieces were found in the Vogelherd Cave in southwestern Germany,

The world’s earliest figurative sculpture

New radiocarbon dating performed on an Ice Age carving, dubbed the "Lion Man", has revealed the figurative sculpture to be 40,000 years old, 8,000 years older than previously thought. The ivory from which the figure had been carved had broken into myriad fragments. When first reconstructed, around 200 pieces were incorporated

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