Category Archives: Ancient technology

Stone age cave art discovered in Crete

Stone age cave art may have been discovered on Crete, which is quite the achievement because humans likely didn’t arrive on Crete until thousands of years after the end of the Palaeolithic.

When did humans start eating meat?

There are many differences between us and other apes. One is our love for eating meat. But just how old is that love? Which of our ancestors was the first meat eater?

Why were dogs domesticated?

Humans and wolves lived side by side for millennia before we turned them into dogs. So what changed? Why were dogs domesticated after co-existing for so long?

Could Neanderthals make fire?

Fire seems like a fairly necessary skill to survive the ice age, but Neanderthals actually made less fire as the climate worsened. This has led some to conclude that they couldn’t actually start their own.