A group of archaeologists from UP Diliman (UPD) and the National Museum have discovered new evidence that humans inhabited Pilanduk Cave in Palawan 20,000 to 25,000 years at the height of the last ice age.
Ancient human footprints that were initially identified as ghost tracks were left in the present-day Utah desert by an Ice Age human.
The weather on the planet is always changing. The temperature of the globe has fluctuated throughout the last two million years. Between the chilly Ice Age epochs, a sequence of warm times occurred. Around 18,000 BC, the last of the Ice Ages reached its apex.
The earliest farmers came from a combination of two hunter-gatherer populations during a volatile period, not from a single group as one might imagine.
Were Neanderthals really as well adapted to life in the cold as previously assumed, or did they prefer more temperate environmental conditions during the last Ice Age?