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Evidence of earliest massacre found dates back 10,000 years

The fossilized bones of a group of prehistoric hunter-gatherers have been unearthed near Lake Turkana in Kenya, at a place called Nataruk. The smashed remains give evidence of the first human massacre and the brutality of early man.

Ancient humans likely smoked cannabis for health

They call it the Stone Age, but maybe it should be renamed the "Stoned Age" since research now suggests that our ancient ancestors smoked cannabis for health reasons.

Stone Age man was a cannibal say archeologists

Stone Age diets have become all the rage recently, but they seem to have left out one key ingredient from the food list — human flesh.

8,000-year-old skull found in Norway

Archaeologists in Norway have found what might be an 8,000-year-old skull, possibly containing brain matter, in a dig site in Stokke, southwest of Oslo. They say the find could help explain living conditions in the Stone Age.

Video: Scientifically-accurate 'Flintstones' changes the story

"Flintstones. Meet the Flintstones..." is a familiar song from most peoples' childhoods. However, some experts decided to point out that the whole show is completely inaccurate scientifically and then corrected the issue in animated video form.

Spanish Stone Age hunter-gatherer dark-skinned with blue eyes

Barcelona - The 7,000-year-old remains of a Stone Age man were discovered in north-western Spain back in 2006. As part of an ongoing study to uncover the DNA of ancient humans in Europe, scientists have now established that he was both dark-skinned and blue-eyed.

Archaeologists discover Britain's oldest house

Archaeologists have discovered Britain's oldest house at a Stone Age site in North Yorkshire, pre-dating the previously oldest known dwelling by 500 years.

Scientists: Stone Age man used drugs to get high

Scientists knew that humans had a long history of drug use, but didn’t have any evidence to prove it until now. Two researchers found equipment to prepare hallucinogenic drugs, which might have originated in South America between 100BC and 400BC.

Sex Games Of The Stone Age Exposed

Well, we've always been led to believe that sex in the Stone Age was done strictly to procreate, but a 30,000 year old statue of a naked woman and ancient stone phallus are just two finds that may prove sex was about far more than just having babies.

Got Milk? Not if you lived in the Stone Age

New research suggest that people living during the Stone Age were lactose intolerant. I wonder if we need to check with the 'Geico Caveman' about this one.

Did Chimpanzees have had their own Stone Age?

Evidence that shows they were using stone tools to crack nuts 4,300 years ago, appears they did.
 

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Four endscrapers retouched after fire damage  left  and four double tools retouched before and after...
Four endscrapers retouched after fire damage, left, and four double tools retouched before and after fire damage (M. Vaquero et al)
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The Molí del Salt archaeological site in Tarragona  Spain (M. Vaquero et al)
The Molí del Salt archaeological site in Tarragona, Spain (M. Vaquero et al)
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Remains of a Stone Age man in Spain have been established as having blue eyes and dark skin.
Remains of a Stone Age man in Spain have been established as having blue eyes and dark skin.
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Remains of a Stone Age man in Spain have been established as having blue eyes and dark skin.
Remains of a Stone Age man in Spain have been established as having blue eyes and dark skin.
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Remains of a Stone Age man in Spain have been established as having blue eyes and dark skin.
Remains of a Stone Age man in Spain have been established as having blue eyes and dark skin.
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