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Yazilikaya: A 3000-year-old Hittite mystery may finally be solved

Posted on 19 Jun 2019 in Archaeology, Featured, Journalism

For 3200 years they have guarded their secret. The deities carved in limestone near the ancient city of Hattusa are as enigmatic as they are beautiful. Perhaps no longer. A controversial theory suggests the ancient carvings may have functioned as a calendar, with a level of sophistication way ahead of its time. Image: Sergio & Gabriella

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Did cooking in hot springs make humans brainy?

Posted on 25 May 2019 in Archaeology, Human Origins, Journalism

How and why, roughly 2m years ago, early human ancestors evolved large brains and began fashioning relatively advanced stone tools, is one of the great mysteries of evolution. Some researchers argue these changes were brought about by the invention of cooking. Image: pablo_marx

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