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  1. Olorgesailie Prehistoric site, Kenya: A Factory of Tools With 1.2 Million Years of History

    Kenya is a beautiful land, famous for its abundant wildlife and dramatic ... it was home to many of our early ancestors. Kenya is a beautiful land, famous for its abundant wildlife and dramatic ... Valley which is a large geological trench that traverses Kenya. It is located between two extinct volcanoes and named after Mt. ...

    Ed Whelan - 10/02/2019 - 22:57

  2. Unusual 20,000-year-old human skull shows diversity of prehistoric humanity

    A unique Stone Age skull found in Kenya is reshaping what scientists know about the diversity of early humanity. ... and stored in the collections of the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi. Christian Tryon , archaeologist at Harvard University's ...

    lizleafloor - 20/02/2015 - 22:10

  3. Massive Monumental Cemetery in Eastern Africa Challenges Ideas of Monumentality

    ... ago by early pastoralists living around Lake Turkana, Kenya . This group is believed to have had an egalitarian society, without a ... and earrings from the communal cemetery of Lothagam North, Kenya, built by eastern Africa's earliest herders ~5000-4300 years ago. Credit: ...

    ancient-origins - 22/08/2018 - 02:01

  4. Could The Gedi Ruins Be Haunted By Jins?

    ... is the abandoned city known as Gedi on the coast of Kenya. Historic cities throughout the world have always intrigued ... is the abandoned city known as Gedi on the coast of Kenya. The ruins of Gedi are extensive and undeniably impressive, but it was ...

    Ed Whelan - 31/01/2019 - 01:56

  5. 3.3-million-year-old stone tools overturn archaeological record, predate early humans

    ... . Sammy Lokorodi, a fossil and artifact hunter in Kenya's northwestern desert, led the way to the discovery of 3.3 ... Project Fieldwork in fossil-rich West Turkana, Kenya has revealed primitive stone tools dating to 3.3 million years ago. The ...

    lizleafloor - 23/05/2015 - 21:34

  6. New Insights into Rapid Advance in Human Innovative Thinking

    ... were shaped as scrapers or awls. The National Museums of Kenya loaned the artifacts pictured above to conduct the analyses published in ... past comes from the Olorgesailie Basin in southern Kenya, which holds an archeological record of early human life spanning more ...

    ancient-origins - 17/03/2018 - 00:59

  7. When DNA is Missing, an Ancient Sugar Chain May Help Trace Human Evolution

    ... San Diego School of Medicine and Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya have discovered a new kind of glycan -- a type of sugar chain -- that survives even in a 4 million-year-old animal fossil from Kenya, under conditions where ancient DNA does not. While ancient fossils ...

    ancient-origins - 15/09/2017 - 01:50

  8. Online fossil hunters wanted: Citizen Science Project seeks help to discover prehistoric fossils

    ... undiscovered fossils in a prehistoric, fossil-rich region in Kenya. There is no need to travel to Africa or sift through mountains of soil ... million high-resolution images of the arid Turkana Basin in Kenya to find surface-level fossils (ranging from mammal bones to shells or ...

    lizleafloor - 10/09/2015 - 03:00

  9. Fossil Find Reveals New Species of Early Human - Origins of Modern Man Gets Crowded

    ... Kenyanthropus platyops, living near Lake Turkana, Kenya.  ( Nature notes that the two species are thought to have overlapped, ...

    lizleafloor - 29/05/2015 - 00:33

  10. Oldest Tools in the World Found at Lake Turkana, Predate Early Humans

    ... been discovered by scientists working near Lake Turkana, Kenya. They are said to be the oldest stone tools ever found, predating ... years. The landscape of fossil-rich Lake Turkana, Kenya. Wikimedia Commons The team of scientists involved in the ...

    lizleafloor - 18/04/2015 - 01:51

  11. Australopithecus Fossils Found East of the Great Rift Valley

    New fossils from Kenya suggest that an early hominid species -- Australopithecus afarensis -- ... team of paleontologists led by Emma Mbua of Mount Kenya University and Masato Nakatsukasa of Kyoto University report findings of ...

    ancient-origins - 25/03/2016 - 23:46

  12. Earliest War Grave Found with 27 Slain People Dates Back 10,000 Years

    ... 10,000 years ago has been found west of Lake Nataruk in Kenya. The authors of a study say the broken skeletons of the hunter-gatherers ... war. The possible storage of food at the Nataruk site in Kenya appears to support Ferguson’s observations, and the authors of the new ...

    Mark Miller - 21/01/2016 - 00:47

  13. How a Woman Toppled the Legend of the Walls of Jericho: The Legacy of Kathleen Kenyon

    According to the Bible, in the Book of Joshua, the Israelites encountered the city of Jericho as the first Canaanite stronghold they had to conquer in order to settle in their promised new land. In archaeological terms, Joshua the war lord, would have approached Jericho during the Late Bronze Age, circa 1400 BC.  The Biblical legend has it that the Israelites destroyed the fortified walls of Jericho by circling it with the Ark of the Covenant for seven days. Or did they not?

    Prof Willem Boshoff - 12/11/2018 - 15:57

  14. Ancient DNA Data Fills in Thousands of Years of Human Movement and Genetic Adaptation in Africa

    ... south-central Africa, including 4 from the coastal region of Kenya and Tanzania (~1,400-400 BP), 1 from interior Tanzania (~3,100 BP), and 7 ... Modern Maasai herdsman herding goats in Serengeti, Kenya ( Public Domain ) The availability of past genomic ...

    ancient-origins - 23/09/2017 - 02:00

  15. The Faces of Ancient Hominids Brought to Life in Remarkable Detail

    ... of a male adult found on the west shore of Lake Turkana in Kenya in 1985. He became known as “Black Skull’ due to the dark colouration ... 1.8-million-year-old bone fragments found in Koobi Fora, Kenya, in 1972. He used stone tools and ate meat and plants. Homo rudolfensis ...

    aprilholloway - 20/03/2014 - 23:26

  16. Five Things We Learned About Our Human Origins in 2018

    ... Africa A number of finds at the Olorgesailie Basin in Kenya have proven that humans were exhibiting modern behavior as early as ... large, all-purpose handaxes from the Olorgesailie Basin in Kenya. ( Human Origins Program, Smithsonian ) Drawing of a ...

    Sarah P Young - 21/01/2019 - 13:48

  17. Pre-human ancestors may have used tools to butcher animals 3.4 million years ago

    ... reported they'd found tools from 3.3 million years ago, in Kenya. Skulls of 1. Gorilla 2. Australopithecine 3. Homo erectus 4. ... creature, go back 100,000 years earlier than the tools from Kenya. The researchers simulated trampling of bones and compared them to the ...

    Mark Miller - 23/08/2015 - 00:22

  18. When – and Why – Did People First Start Using Money?

    ... Chance Chinese coin from early 1400s found in Kenya by the author. Chapurukha Kusimba Archaeological discoveries like ...

    ancient-origins - 27/06/2017 - 01:57

  19. Cave Provides 78,000 Years of Cultural and Technological Evolution in East Africa

    ... Pitarch Panga ya Saidi has produced the oldest bead in Kenya, dating to ~65,000 years ago. At about 33,000 years ago, beads were most ... innovations: The first substantial cave record from coastal Kenya ranges from the Middle Stone Age to the Iron Age, showing gradual changes ...

    ancient-origins - 10/05/2018 - 02:03

  20. Rising to the Challenge: Innovative Civilizations Advanced Through Climate Change

    ... dependable supply of fresh water. Acacia tree in Kenya savannah. (Kev Moses/ CC BY 2.0 ) The Holocene When the ...

    Rob Mcroberts - 19/10/2017 - 18:56