The nominated prehistoric pile dwellings around the Alps included 111 out of 1,000 pile-dwelling settlements found in six countries around the Alps. The protected World Heritage sites include remains of settlements dating back from around 5000 to 500 BC. The remains were found below the water, on the edges of lakes, along rivers, and in wetlands. It is thanks to water that organic substances such as wood, fabrics, plant remains and skeletons have survived until the present day.
New Study Suggests Neanderthals and Humans Co-Existed for Millennia
Scientists have long debated the question of when Neanderthals became extinct, and what kind of contact they might have had with modern humans. Now, an analysis of more than 40 archaeological sites provides the most definitive answer yet.