Cory Stade holds a PhD in archaeology and was previously a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Archaeology of Human Origins at the University of Southampton.

Bone age: the engraved phalanx from Einhornhöhle.

The cultural lives of the Neanderthals

The discovery of an engraved bone in Germany offers yet more evidence that our distant cousins were creatively minded

15 Jul 2021
A scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the cord fragment found at Abri du Maras.

String theory – what an ancient cord fragment reveals about the Neanderthal mind

The discovery of the world’s oldest known piece of string shows that our Neanderthal cousins were craftier than is sometimes assumed

22 Apr 2020