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Rewriting history: Scientists find evidence that early humans moved through the Mediterranean much earlier than believed

An international research team led by scientists from McMaster University has unearthed new evidence in Greece proving that the island of Naxos was inhabited by Neanderthals and earlier humans at least 200,000 years ago, tens of thousands of years earlier than previously believed.
Nov 01, 2019

Archaeology team in Greece takes over McMaster instagram this week

Watch the McMaster University Instagram account (@McMasterU) this week for updates from the Stelida Naxos Archaeological Project in Greece.
Jun 12, 2018

Neanderthal seafaring?

New archaeological evidence from Greece suggests that early humans, including Neanderthals, traveled by sea to remote islands.
Apr 30, 2018

Petrography and geochemistry of the siliceous rocks at Stelida

New research paper published in the Journal of Archaeological Science by the Stelida Naxos Archaeological Project (SNAP) team.
Apr 11, 2017

SNAP in The Toronto Star

Neanderthals in a boat? Not such a far-fetched notion after all – McMaster University research bolsters theory that our primitive cousins were more sophisticated than previously thought.
Dec 27, 2016

The Stélida Naxos Archaeological Project – 2016 Season

A recap and summary of our work done in our second summer excavation season at Naxos, Greece.
Sep 02, 2016

Greek Media Coverage

SNAP gets its first dedicated coverage in the Greek media with online reports in Vima tis Naxou, Naxos Now, and Kykladiki.
Jun 17, 2014

September 2013 - CIG Directorial Visit

The Stélida Naxos Archaeological Project hosted the Director of the Canadian Institute in Greece (CIG), Prof. David Rupp and his wife Dr. Metaxia Tsipopoulou last September, the results of which were documented in the CIG blog.
Sep 06, 2013