In the News

Here we go with our latest round-up of news and views from around the world. If you see anything you think we might have missed, do drop us a line. Many thanks to Herman de Swart for his continued support sending in links!

Cave Art

Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme: Atlas de la grotte Chauvet-Pont d’Arc

Cuba News: New cave painting art site discovered in Cuba

KhaosodEnglish: Gov’t Denies Trading Prehistoric Cave Paintings for Mines

EurekAlert!: Ancient mantis-man petroglyph discovered in Iran

Phys Org: First pocket-sized artworks from Ice Age Indonesia show humanity’s ancient drive to decorate

Heritage daily: 10 prehistoric cave paintings

Cosmos Magazine: Cave art could be link to Australia’s first people

Cave Archaeology

Heritage Daily: Revolutionary new method for dating pottery shed new light on prehistoric past

Ancient Origins: Ghar Dalam – Malta’s Unexplained Cave of Bones

Pune News, Times of India: Stone Age tools in Konkan cave uncover early human footprint

PhysOrg: Siberian Neanderthals originated from various European populations

Homindes: Sierra de Atapuerca

Live Science: Bones of Neolithic immigrants killed in massacre found in Spanish cave

Ancient Origins: Dozens of Mummies and Skeletons Found in Canary Islands Cave Tomb

New Scientist: Thousands of Denisovan tools reveal their Stone Age technologies

Phys Org: Stone-age ‘likes’: Study establishes eggshell beads exchanged over 30,000 years

Yabiladi: A Morocco cave houses the earliest evidence of carcass processing and consumption

The Guardian: Cave find shows Neanderthals collected seafood

BBC News: Neanderthals ate sharks and dolphins

Phys Org: Discovering the diet of the fossil Theropithecus oswaldi found in Cueva Victoria in Spain

Le Monde: Au Gabon, une grotte pourrait révéler des secrets vieux de 700 ans

Phys Org: Homo naledi juvenile remains offers clues to how our ancestors grew up

Phys Org: Modern humans, Neanderthals share a tangled genetic history

New Scientist: Europe’s cave bears may have died out because of their large sinuses

Springer Link: The Zeyi Cave Geosite in Northern Ethiopia

Springer Link: Underground Geosites and Caving Speleotourism: Some Considerations, From a Case Study in Southern Italy

Springer Link: Unique Hydration Caves and Recommended Photogrammetric Methods for Their Documentation

Ancient Origins: Hundreds of Roman Wine Amphorae Found in Underwater Cave

Cave Exploration

Futura Plan: Vidéo | Hang Soon Dong : la plus grande grotte du monde filmée avec un drone

Arab News: The woman unlocking mysteries of Saudi Arabia’s caves

Scientific American Blog Network: The Thousand Caves of Mars

Cave Science

Bloomberg News: A Bat Cave Run by Monks Shows It’s Hard to Banish Virus Risk

Science Direct: Nocticolid cockroaches are the only known dinosaur age cave survivors

EurekAlert!: Global database for Karst spring discharges

LAD Bible: NASA Thinks There Could Be Life In Underground Caves On Mars

Discover Magazine: Why Bats Are Breeding Grounds for Deadly Diseases Like Ebola and SARS

Scientific American: How China’s “Bat Woman” Hunted Down Viruses from SARS to the New Coronavirus

EurekAlert: Illness won’t stop vampire bat moms from caring for their offspring

Scientific American: Burned Habitats Benefit Bats

BBC News: Vampire bats ‘French kiss with blood’ to form lasting bonds

New Scientist: Bats can learn to copy sounds and it may teach us about human speech

CNET: Ancient pack rat nests could offer snapshots of Earth’s past

Invest Records: Italian cave makes sense of the change in Earth’s ice age rhythm

Research Highlights: Gigantic dinosaur footprints are found on the roof of a cave

Cave Rescue

Deeper Blue: The Untold Story Of The Thai Cave Rescue


The Scotsman: Obituary, Jim Salvona, Lifelong Caver Who Continued Exploring Underground in His Nineties

World Atlas: Top 10 Most Adventurous Caving Destinations In The World