History - May 27, 2021
Since the 1960s, the Jebel Sahaba cemetery (Nile Valley, present-day Sudan) has become the emblem of organised warfare during prehistory. Re-analysis of the data, however, argues for a succession of smaller conflicts. Competition for resources is probably one of the causes of the conflicts witnessed in this cemetery.
Art and Design - Apr 15, 2021
Art and Design

" It is machination, it is deception ," said the Director General of the Berlin Royal Museums in his defence when criticized for buying a fake.

History - Jan 27, 2021

Although the reputation of Champagne is well established, the history of Champagne wines and vineyards is poorly documented.

History - Feb 10, 2021

A + A - Almost 90 years after its discovery, a large shell from the ornate Marsoulas Cave in the Pyrenees has been studied by a multidisciplinary team from the CNRS, the Muséum de Toulouse, the Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès and the Musée du quai Branly - Jacques-Chirac 1 : it is believed to be the oldest wind instrument of its type.

History - Dec 9, 2020

Was burial of the dead practiced by Neandertals or is it an innovation specific to our species? There are indications in favour of the first hypothesis but some scientists remain sceptical.