Tag Archives: Palaeolithic

Things to do in the summer holidays!

Of course, it’s that time of year when parents, who may be teachers and vice versa, are looking for things to do with bored, restless and indifferent children, who need prising away from their tablet or games machine. Then there’s … Continue reading

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Tools and evolution – worth revisiting.

Back in January BBC Radio 4’s History of Ideas broadcast a piece by Dr Matt Pope of University College London in which he explored the idea and use of technology and how it helped drive human evolution. If you missed … Continue reading

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What do archaeologists actually do? Refitting or piecing together the past .

Here’s the second in our occasional series of what archaeologists actually do, beyond excavating. You might want to look at What do archaeologists actually do? for the first. One of the activities I use in workshops for children is called … Continue reading

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Were our ancestors cannibals?

The subject of cannibalism in prehistory is one that has rumbled on in archaeological circles for quite some time and it has recently surfaced again with the publication of research into some of the human remains found in Gough’s Cave … Continue reading

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The Palaeolithic – Part 3: the things people made and used

Archaeologists are, of course, very interested in the things that people in the past made, used and eventually disposed of. We have just a sample of these things to give us clues to life in the deep past, but even … Continue reading

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