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Ancient African Ancestors Lived In High Mountains, Ate Rodents of Unusual Size

Discover Magazine - Fri 9 Aug 19

Ethiopia's Bale Mountains. (Credit: Michele Alfieri/Shutterstock) High-altitude environments are not exactly welcoming places to call home. It’s hard to breathe, there’s little shelter ...

Living the high life in the stone age

Cosmos Magazine - Thu 8 Aug 19

People ventured onto the Ethiopian highlands more than 30,000 years ago. Dyani Lewis reports.

Clearing the (high) air

Science Now - Thu 8 Aug 19

Why humans in Africa fled to the mountains during the last ice age

Phys.org - Thu 8 Aug 19

People in Ethiopia did not live in low valleys during the last ice age. Instead they lived high up in the inhospitable Bale Mountains. There they had enough water, built tools out of obsidian ...

Earliest evidence of human mountaineers found in Ethiopia

FOXNews - Tue 13 Aug 19

Ancient humans lived off giant mole rats high in the mountains of Ethiopia to survive the last ice age, a new study finds.

Earliest Evidence of Human Mountaineers Found in Ethiopia, Livescience - Fri 9 Aug 19

Ancient humans in Ethiopia fled to the mountains and hunted giant rodents to survive the Ice Age

Daily Mail - Fri 9 Aug 19

A team led by Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg has found evidence of human presence high in Ethiopia's Bale Mountains dating as far back as 45,000 years ago.

This Rock Shelter in Ethiopia May Be the Earliest Evidence of Humans Living in the Mountains

Gizmodo - Fri 9 Aug 19

Archaeologists working in the Bale Mountains of Ethiopia have uncovered the earliest evidence to date of human habitation in a high-altitude environment. Living over 11,000 feet above sea level, ...

The first people to live at high elevations snacked on giant mole rats

Ars Technica - Fri 9 Aug 19

The site is the earliest evidence so far of people living at high elevations.

Humans Adapt: During The Last Ice Age, Ethiopians Lived On Rats In Thin Mountain Air

Science 2.0 - Fri 9 Aug 19

It's a mystery why humans would go to a place even colder during an ice age, and live on giant rats. Yet they did. Most people don't associate Africa with mountain living today, but Ethiopians ...

Earliest evidence of high-altitude living found in Ethiopia

UPI - Fri 9 Aug 19

Archaeologists have found a 30,000-year-old rock shelter in Ethiopia, the earliest evidence of high-altitude prehistoric living found yet.

New study in 'Science': Why humans in Africa fled to the mountains during the last ice age

Eurekalert - Thu 8 Aug 19

(Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg) People in Ethiopia did not live in low valleys during the last ice age. Instead they lived high up in the inhospitable Bale Mountains where they ...

Ethiopian rock shelter earliest evidence of high-altitude prehistoric life

Eurekalert - Thu 8 Aug 19

(American Association for the Advancement of Science) Archaeologists have uncovered the earliest evidence of high-altitude prehistoric living in the form of a rock shelter in Ethiopia, though ...