Newly discovered Neanderthal tools and animal bones from the Netherlands

The Middle Palaeolithic record from the Netherlands is rather poor, especially compared to neighbouring countries like Belgium and Germany. The Dutch Middle Palaeolithic is mainly represented by surface collections, some containing just one handaxe or leaf point, others having a wider array of tools, flakes and cores. There are only a handful contextualised sites, the…

Rising Star expedition to lift hominin fossils from deep cave in Cradle of Humankind (South Africa) started

The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage site, a cave complex 40km north of Johannesburg, is the world’s richest hominin find spot. It is home to world famous sites such as Sterkfontein, Kromdraai, Swartkrans and Taung. The most recent finds include several fossils of Australopithecus sediba at the Malapa cave site. Professor Lee Berger (University of…