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Stone Age Humans Probably Used These Special Rocks To Hunt

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Maybe they weren’t tools after all. Scientists have taken a fresh look at common prehistoric stone objects long thought to have been simple hand tools and determined that the tennis-ball-sized “spheroids” might well have been used as projectiles for defense or hunting. “We are not saying that those spheroids were used just for throwing,” Dr. Show More Summary

Mystery of 5,000 Year-Old Scottish Standing Stone Circles Solved

Across the British Isles and Brittany, there are at least 1000 surviving remains of standing stone circles, all constructed between the late neolithic period and the early Bronze Age, and they’re a bit of a puzzle. But for the first time ever, researchers have been able to...

Blob Grid Array Technique Mounts Board-To-Board

[Howard Matthews] mills his own PCBs, and man, does he hate drilling through-holes. Manually changing the bits between engraving and drilling after isolation routing? What is this? The stone age? [Howard] decided to rethink his DIY PCB...Show More Summary

Creepy, Crawly: The Scariest Creature on Earth

There are dozens of things that can turn a person into a bundle of nerves. But there’s one creature that Western civilization fears the most. The origins of this phobia may go back to the Stone Age because the object of fear has been living around humans for thousands of years.

Rosetta Stone

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

So many times when we look back at the past, it makes us contemplate the future. What kind of legacy are we leaving for the ages? Our written works could be embarrassing, but I keep thinking that future generations will never know the...Show More Summary

Germany's Prophecy Festival Brought Black Metal, Doom, and Neofolk to Life in a Stone Age Cave

From a fan perspective, Prophecy Fest is up there with small-scale, passion-driven fests like Iceland’s Eistnaflug and the most hallowed of them all, Roadburn.

The Inside of the Real-Life Flintstone House Is Even Crazier Than the Outside

Searching for a new home to suit your modern Stone Age family? Look no further than this three-bedroom, two-bath abode in the San Francisco Bay Area suburb of Hillsborough, CA. The iconic home, which looks straight out of The Flintstones, just hit the market for the first time in nearly 20 years for $3.2 million. Show More Summary

Danish archaeologists find mysterious well

The mysterious site was found near Aars west of the Limfjord in northeastern Jutland (photo: Google Maps) Danish archaeologists have discovered a mysterious New Stone Age construction near the town of Aars in northeastern Jutland. “I...Show More Summary

Archaeologists Discover Tools that Prehistoric Butchers Used 250,000 Years Ago

How many nights have you listlessly laid awake in your bed and stared into the inky abyss of the night sky wondering the following: “Just what in the hell did early man use to butcher rhinos in their quest for Stone Age sustenance?”

Fire: Ungh's Quest takes Windows 10 gaming back to the Stone Age

Fire: Ungh's Quest is a Windows 10 PC game set in the Stone Age where you play the role of Ungh, a bumbling hero, who has let the villages source of fire burn out. The Xbox game has you guiding Ungh through multiple levels of play to...Show More Summary

Stone, Light, and Decibels: Scenes from Inside the Cave at Germany's Prophecy Festival

Prophecy Festival 2016 brought together Germ, Alcest, Vemod, Sol Invictus, and many more to play inside an exquisitely lit Stone Age cavern.

Archaeology team makes world-first tool discovery

How smart were human-like species of the Stone Age? New research reveals surprisingly sophisticated adaptations by early humans living 250,000 years ago in a former oasis near Azraq, Jordan.

UVic-led archeology team makes world-first discovery about early use of stone age tools

How smart were human-like species of the Stone Age? New research published in the Journal of Archaeological Science by a team led by paleoanthropologist April Nowell of the University of Victoria reveals surprisingly sophisticated adaptations by early humans living 250,000 years ago in a former oasis near Azraq, Jordan. read more

Boys ruin iconic skier petroglyph trying to “fix” it

An iconic prehistoric carving of a person on skis has been irreparably damaged by two dumb kids who took a sharp object to it. The skier, part of a larger design known as Valentine Field which depicts a Stone Age hunting scene, was carved about 5,000 years ago on a rock face on the island [...]

Young Boy Accidentally Ruins 5000-Year-Old Stone Age Carving in Norway

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The boy did "irreversible" damage while trying to make the ancient art more visible.

Boys Damage Norway’s Most Famous Stone-Age Artwork Trying to Make It Easier to See

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

This article originally appeared on artnet News. The thing about ancient rock art is that it can be somewhat difficult to make out. With that in mind, two Norwegian boys set out to make their country’s most famous Stone Age work more...Show More Summary

Alcest Continue Chasing Perfection with a Stunning Japanese-Influenced New Album, 'Kodama'

Stream a new song, “Oiseaux de Proie" and read our conversation with Neige and Winterhalter, conducted outside a Stone Age cave in Germany.

Hunter-gatherers experimented with farming in Turkey before migrating to Europe

Clusters of hunter-gatherers spent much of the late Stone Age working out the basics of farming on the fertile lands of what is now Turkey before taking this knowledge to Europe. In an analysis of ancient genomes published August 4 in...Show More Summary

Vandals Destroy Famous Norwegian Archeological Treasure

This is why we can’t have nice things. Or old things. Or national treasures. Two vandals in Norway damaged beyond repair a 5,000-year-old Stone Age rock carving that may be the earliest depiction of a human skiing in Scandinavia. The famous carving was used as the symbol...

Rolling Stone on Autism and the Catastrophe of Aging Out

By Anne Dachel July 27, 2016, Rolling Stone: Luke's Best Chance: One Man's Fight for His Autistic Son First of all, I have never said anything personally against any parent struggling with a disabled child in any of my writing,...

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