Neanderthals hunted lions, wore their pelts; pre-Columbian Caribbean cultures’ plant-based diets; Rise in cranial trauma accompanied initial urbanizations; Stone Age herders prized their grinding tools.


First direct evidence of lion hunting and the early use of a lion pelt by Neanderthals

Mummified poop reveals pre-Columbian cultures of the Caribbean consumed a diversity of plants

Research finds dramatic increase in cranial traumas as the first cities were being built, suggesting a rise in violence

Stone Age herders transported heavy rock tools to grind animal bones, plants and pigment