Caveman Chemistry

SCIENCE Scientists know a lot about Neanderthals these days, from their hair color to their mating habits. Still, a basic mystery remains: Did they know how to start a fire? (Scientific American) Take a walk through “Hominin History” for a look at Neanderthals and their closest relatives. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s simple MapMaker … Continue reading Caveman Chemistry

Armenia’s Stone-Age Arms Industry

WORLD High-tech archaeology has revealed that millions of obsidian artifacts, unearthed from the Aegean to Crimea, were made at a Paleolithic “factory” in the Caucasus. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to take a look at an obsidian artifact unearthed a little closer to home. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our “Teachers’ Toolkit.” Discussion Ideas The great Nat Geo … Continue reading Armenia’s Stone-Age Arms Industry