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Index of news related to Africa
6 June 2017
Ochre use in Ethiopian cave persisted over thousands of years
9 February 2017
12,000 year old prostate stones earliest ever found
10 January 2017
Polish archaeological research in Burkina Faso
23 December 2016
5,000-year-old nativity scene found in Egypt
First pots for plant cooking found
19 December 2016
Sex of prehistoric hand-stencil artists determined
26 September 2016
New research throws light on ancient stone artifacts
24 July 2016
Homo erectus walked as we do
16 July 2016
Human skeletons reveal ancient hunting techniques
6 July 2016
Sub-Saharan Africa's 4000-year legacy of migrations
2 July 2016
Rocky future for Somalia's ancient cave art
5 June 2016
Advanced techniques used to find more about Homo Naledi
12 February 2016
Out-of-Africa, the peopling of continents and islands
24 January 2016
Prehistoric mass murder site discovered by Kenyan lake
25 November 2015
Escargots were not invented by the French
7 July 2015
New Australopithecus relatives found, or are they a new species?
6 July 2015
South Africans using milk-based paint 49,000 years ago
25 May 2015
World's oldest stone tools
15 May 2015
The unique social structure of hunter-gatherers
18 April 2015
New instrument dates ancient skeleton
31 March 2015
Saharan 'carpet of tools' earliest known man-made landscape
9 March 2015
Ancient skull reveals human diversity
20 February 2015
Security threats delay research into Nok Culture
11 December 2014
Danish Bronze Age glass beads traced to Egypt
23 August 2014
Stone tools point to diversity of traditions among early humans
3 August 2014
Earlier Stone Age artefacts found in South Africa
21 July 2014
13,000-year-old Saharan remains - evidence of first race war?
5 June 2014
Vandals destroy prehistoric rock art in Libya
1 April 2014
Earliest complete example of human cancer found
8 January 2014
Eating nuts caused tooth decay in hunter-gatherers
21 December 2013
Egyptian rock art shows enigmatic spiders
7 November 2013
Early stone tool making more sophisticated than thought
21 August 2013
Ancient Egyptian brewery recreated in 3D
9 July 2013
Stone Age innovation affected by climate
7 June 2013
The origins of the spear
3 June 2013
Iron in ancient Egyptian relics came from space
24 May 2013
Stone Age hunter-scavengers
18 May 2013
Evolutionary answers from prehistoric ear bones
4 April 2013
Stone-Age skeletons unearthed in Sahara desert
24 March 2013
Were Neanderthals fitter than Olympic athletes?
22 February 2013
Prehistoric origins of skin decoration
4 February 2013
Oldest stone hand axes unearthed
3 December 2012
'Trust' provides answer to hand-axe enigma
22 November 2012
Early hominids had a taste for grass
18 November 2012
Stone-tipped spears half a million years old
20 October 2012
Salafists blamed for destroying Morocco stone carvings
16 August 2012
Modern culture emerged in Africa 40,000 years ago
17 April 2012
Is this the first evidence of fire?
13 April 2012
Palaeolithic rock art at risk in Egypt
28 February 2012
The first evidence of abstract art on Stone Age peebles?
20 February 2012
Origins of human culture - Middle Stone Age South Africa
19 February 2012
Ancient goldmine discovered in Ethiopia
Are humans to blame for Africa's lost rainforests?
16 February 2012
Global migration - who came first?
15 January 2012
Earliest modern human
12 December 2011
Earliest human sleeping mats found in South Africa
10 December 2011
Oldest rock art in Egypt discovered
8 December 2011
Our ancestors speak out after 3 million years
14 October 2011
Paleolithic art workshop discovered in South African cave
10 September 2011
Human ancestors interbred with related species
9 September 2011
The first advanced stone tool?
25 August 2011
Ancient Saharan brain surgery
15 August 2011
The Nok - West Africa's earliest known civilisation
13 August 2011
Final journey for 8,000-year-old African canoe
6 August 2011
An early understanding of tides
28 July 2011
Part ape, part human
22 July 2011
Populations intermixed well after migration out of Africa
19 July 2011
Ethiopian lake sediments reveal history of African droughts
10 July 2011
Archeological findings reveal central African history
28 June 2011
Spearhead crafting allowed human brain to develop new abilities
Arrow origins traced to Africa
8 June 2011
Egyptian Neolithic site 'virtually untouched'
Ancient hominid males stuck close to home
30 May 2011
Population genetics reveals shared ancestries
21 May 2011
New rock art found in Sudan
22 April 2011
Another missing link in human evolution?
8 March 2011
Early humans may have originated from southern Africa
17 February 2011
Prehistoric cave art under threat in Somaliland
31 January 2011
The enigmatic Mzora stone ring in Morocco
28 January 2011
Polish archaeologists discover ancient carvings and artifacts in Sudan
8 January 2011
Lice DNA shows we first wore clothes 170,000 years ago
31 December 2010
Aquatic creatures from the Sahara bolsters 'out of Africa' theory
8 November 2010
Tool-making technique is much older than thought
2 October 2010
100 new rock art sites found in Somaliland
2 September 2010
Oldest evidence of arrows found
23 August 2010
Mitochondrial DNA links to common female ancestor
18 August 2010
Looting and neglect threaten Nigerian monoliths
2 August 2010
Donkey ancestors helped pastoral peoples survive desert life
28 June 2010
Neolithic Egypt
6 June 2010
Paleolithic factory discovered in South Africa
31 May 2010
Cave of the Beasts holds clues to dawn of Egypt
10 May 2010
5000 year-old skeletons unearthed in Morocco
16 March 2010
Engraved eggs suggest early symbolism
24 January 2010
Zimbabwe's prehistoric paintings are a celebration of life
29 December 2009
Madagascar's modern-day megaliths
20 December 2009
Exploring the Stone Age pantry
12 September 2009
Giant stone-age axes found in African lake basin
30 August 2009
Tiny ancient shells point to earliest fashion trend
22 August 2009
The mystery of Nigeria's Nok culture
15 August 2009
Early humans used fire to engineer tools from stone
8 August 2009
Domestic dog origins challenged
1 August 2009
Human population expanded during Late Stone Age
13 July 2009
Africa's oldest ceramic unearthed in Mali
10 May 2009
World's oldest beads older than previously thought
5 May 2009
Vandal damage to cave paintings in Lybia
14 April 2009
African Pygmies descend from a unique population
8 February 2009
5,500-year-old tomb unearthed in Sudan
17 August 2008
Ancient cemetery found in the Sahara desert
Prehistoric people cared deeply for their children
26 April 2008
Ancient treasures returned to Burkina Faso
20 April 2008
Exploring rock art in South Africa
23 March 2008
Sailor to recreate Phoenicians' epic African voyage
17 February 2008
Oldest African human sacrifice discovered in Sudan
Excavation work on a Neolithic settlement in Egypt
2 February 2008
UN vandals spray graffiti on Sahara's prehistoric art
Neolithic settlement found in Egypt
2 December 2007
Rock art in Egypt under threat
9 October 2007
Ancient Saharian shepherds were artists
19 August 2007
The oldest beads in the world
7 August 2007
Prehistoric frescos discovered in Algeria
17 July 2007
Egypt's oldest known art is 15,000 years old
1 July 2007
More ancient rock etchings found in Algeria
10 March 2007
'Petrified lightning bolts' give peek into ancient climates
19 February 2007
Ancient tools show chimps had their own stone age
29 January 2007
Archaeologist digs up West Africa's past
17 December 2006
Bronze Age excavation in Kuwait enters new phase
3 December 2006
Snake carving in Botswana may be first sign of worship
27 November 2006
S.African rock art offers picture of harmony
12 August 2006
Artefacts support theory man came from Africa
Prehistoric Moroccan skeleton on view in Germany
22 July 2006
Ancient humans 'followed rains'
Stone circles of Senegambia added to the Unesco Heritage List
1 May 2006
New archaeological discoveries in Maroc
23 April 2006
Study of human migration over 60 000 years
20 January 2006
Ancient lakes of the Sahara
7 January 2006
Study traces Egyptians' stone-age roots
12 December 2005
Ancient drought 'changed history'
23 October 2005
Neolithic cemetery, artifacts unearthed in Sahara
9 October 2005
African rock art under threat
An 'African Stonehenge' discovered in Tunisia
1 October 2005
Prehistoric skeletons found in Moroccan Cave
16 September 2005
Crew plans new Bronze Age journey
16 April 2005
Twyfelfontein, a nominee for World Heritage
12 February 2005
Hammers threaten Libyan rock carvings
30 January 2005
France seizes African archaeological objects
1 January 2005
Prehistoric granaries found in Egypt
8 December 2004
Eight thousand year old paintings found in Egypt
3 December 2004
Tourists jailed for stealing ancient objects
25 November 2004
Prehistoric site found in underwater cave
11 November 2004
African rock art under threat
20 September 2004
The world's oldest dam
8 September 2004
Tomb discovered at Giza
20 August 2004
Prehistoric town found in Moroccan desert
18 May 2004
Petroglyphs puzzle experts
12 April 2004
Prehistoric artefacts seized in France
7 February 2004
Archaeologists shed new light on African rock art
3 February 2004
Neolithic settlement found in Niger
31 January 2004
Iron Age South African settlement found
20 November 2003
Drought destroyed ancient Egytptian civilisation
19 November 2003
Underwater heritage survey launched for South Africa
1 November 2003
Excavation of an ancient trading center in Syria
17 October 2003
Men empowered by cattle ownership
10 October 2003
Brush fire threatens rock art in Zimbabwe
1 August 2003
Genetics helps scientists determine Basque origins
13 January 2003
First Stone Age flints found in Abu Dhabi
27 March 2001
The oldest Rock Art in the Nile Valley
Stone Circle in Yemen
30 January 2000
Early iron smelting
25 November 1998
Expedition to study ancient Saharan giraffe rock carvings
5 August 1998
The oldest astronomical megalith alignment (Nabta - Egypt)

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