Category ancient africa

Ancient cemetery tells a tale of constant, low level warfare

Crevecoeur and Antoine 2021 When archaeologists in the 1960s unearthed a 13,400-year-old cemetery at Jebel Sahaba in Sudan, it appeared like they’d stumbled across the aftermath of a substantial-scale fight fought throughout the Pleistocene. At the very least half the…

Earliest known burial in Africa is that of a small, fragile child

Mohammad Javad Shoaee A baby died two to 3 many years into their existence in the coastal highlands of what is now Kenya 78,000 years back. Archaeological proof suggests that survivors wrapped the modest overall body tightly prior to laying…

105,000 years ago in the Kalahari Desert, people invented complex culture

Concerning 125,000 and 70,000 many years ago, people started to do some pretty present day matters: accumulating compact objects for no functional motive, decorating issues with pigments, and storing water and probably even foodstuff in containers. The oldest identified sites…