Posts Tagged ‘Neanderthals’

  • Early human occupation in the Balkans: Balanica cave complex

    on Dec 15, 13 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, News, Paleolithic, Prehistory, Serbia • with Comments Off on Early human occupation in the Balkans: Balanica cave complex

    Professor Mirjana Roksandic (paleonathropologist at the Department of Anthropology, University of Winnipeg) joined Dusan Mihailovic‘s (University of Belgrade) team in 2006 to study early human occupation in the Balkan peninsula. Balkans represents the most convenient corridor for human and animal populations to penetrate Europe. At the gates of Europe in Dmanisi Georgia, we have earliest evidence of human populations outside of Africa at 1.7 million years ago. We also know that hominins reached western Europe by 1.2 mya. We also know that anatomically modern humans (an older version of all of us) spread into Europe

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  • Neanderthals Found in Greece

    on Nov 6, 13 • in Anthropology, Archaeology, Excavation, Greece, News, Paleolithic, Prehistory • with Comments Off on Neanderthals Found in Greece

    Scientists have uncovered new evidence of Neanderthal occupation at the Kalamakia cave site on the western coast of the Mani peninsula in Greece, adding to previously recovered finds at other sites in the area. The finds lend additional support to the theory that Greece and the Southern Balkans served as a dispersal corridor and refugium for Pleistocene era human populations. The Middle Paleolithic (300,000 to 30,000 BP) cave site was excavated in 1993 – 2006 by an interdisciplinary team from the Ephoreia of Paleoanthropology and Speleology (Greek Ministry of Culture) and the Muséum national d’Histoire

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