Groups of hunter-gatherers in what is today Senegal continued to use Middle Stone Age technologies associated with our species’ earliest prehistory as late as 11 thousand years ago.
” A Neanderthal skeleton (dated at 50 ka) found in a cave at La Chappelle-aux-Saints appears to have been buried and made safe from scavengers and erosion. “
“In 1925 Wilfred Eitzman, a school teacher, investigated a cave in the Makapansgat Valley in Limpopo Province, South Africa that had been exposed by quarry workers.”
“In 2006 mining operations in NE Mongolia uncovered a human skull cap with prominent brow ridges.”
The Olorgesailie Basin in Southern Kenya is possibly the world’s richest source for evidence of ancient stone-tool manufacture.
“How did what seems to be a ‘golden spike’ in human culture first take material form in Olduvai?”
“‘We are what we eat’ is certainly a truism, but it is neither a trope nor a cliché. “
“Many Neanderthal skeletons show signs of extremely hard, repetitive physical effort and senescence” Steve Drury