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  1. Crafty Neanderthals Made String, More Evidence for Their Intelligence

    ... seen on tools from the site in the past, we suspected that Neanderthals were making string and rope. As soon as I saw ... that this would be a huge step in our understanding of Neanderthals and helped demonstrate that they were not so ... 20% of the Modern Human Genome 'Flower Burial' Indicates Neanderthals Had Death Rites Reconstructing How Neanderthals ...

    Alicia McDermott - 09/04/2020 - 16:35

  2. Neanderthal Group Cannibalized their Dead and Used Human Bones as Tools

    Evidence shows Neanderthals were killing each other and eating the remains ... other sites in Europe of violence toward either living Neanderthals or their post-mortem remains that researchers ... DNA, doubling the database for Neanderthals, who went extinct about 30,000 years ago. The bones show cutting and ...

    Mark Miller - 07/07/2016 - 14:47

  3. Evidence of Unknown Extinct Human Relative Found in DNA Study of Melanesians

    ... may  carry genetic evidence of a previously unknown extinct hominid species , Ryan Bohlender reported October 20 ... a third branch of the hominid family tree that produced Neanderthals and Denisovans, an extinct distant cousin of Neanderthals. While many Neanderthal fossils have been found ...

    ancient-origins - 30/10/2016 - 21:04

  4. Neanderthals and Modern Humans Had Similar Posture, New Study Finds

    It had long been believed that the now-extinct Neanderthals walked differently and had a different ... It had long been believed that the now-extinct Neanderthals walked differently and had a different posture ...

    Nathan Falde - 05/03/2022 - 13:38

  5. 3D Ribcage Indicates Neanderthals Looked Nothing Like We Thought

    ... . "The shape of the thorax is key to understanding how Neanderthals moved in their environment because it informs us ... of the Basque Country and the study's lead author. And how Neanderthals moved would have had a direct impact on their ... and who weathered several glacial periods before going extinct about 40,000 years ago. Studies in recent years have ...

    ancient-origins - 31/10/2018 - 21:55

  6. Lapa do Picareiro Cave Findings Rewrite History of Human Migration

    ... years ago, indicates that modern humans co-existed with Neanderthals ( Homo neanderthalensis ) for a considerable ... Louisville ) Portuguese Cave Findings Challenge History of Neanderthals These tools also seem to confirm that Iberia was ... and co-existed with modern humans. This means that the extinct species of humans were the neighbours of our ...

    Ed Whelan - 29/09/2020 - 17:46

  7. Neanderthals Filled This Spanish Cave with Animal Skulls. But Why?

    ... to accumulate, it becomes more and more clear that Neanderthals were highly intelligent hominins who built ... to accumulate, it becomes more and more clear that Neanderthals were highly intelligent hominins who built their ... approximately 40,000 years ago, when they finally went extinct. Despite their long-ago disappearance, archaeologists ...

    Nathan Falde - 27/01/2023 - 21:52

  8. Ancient Jewelers: Scientists Confirm Body Ornamentation Belonged to Neanderthals

    ... to solve an archaeological dispute -- confirming that Neanderthals were responsible for producing tools and ... modern humans and eventual extinction. Top Ten Myths about Neanderthals Neanderthals May have been Infected by Diseases ... ancestry. New study suggests Neanderthals never went extinct Teeth vs. tools: Neanderthals and Homo sapiens had ...

    ancient-origins - 24/09/2016 - 03:40

  9. The large eyes of Neanderthals probably the cause of their extinction

    ... at the Oxford University by Eiluned Pearce , suggests that Neanderthals became extinct because of their big eyes, which are approximately ... needles to make clothing to keep them warmer, while the Neanderthals did not. You can read more here . The large eyes ...

    ancient-origins - 19/03/2013 - 08:16

  10. Scientific Breakthrough: Oldest partial genome sequenced, reveals Neanderthals twice as old as thought

    ... we thought we knew about our prehistoric cousins, the now extinct Neanderthals. DNA from fossils from a cave in Spain show that Neanderthals are almost twice as old as previously thought, ...

    lizleafloor - 15/09/2015 - 18:32

  11. Extinct Bird with Dinosaur-Like Claw May Soon Be Resurrected

    A clawed, flightless bird that went extinct in New Zealand in the late 13th century might be ... bush moa,” moving closer to the possibility that extinct genomes will soon become “de-extinct.” The whole ... scientists have almost completed two of our human cousins, Neanderthals and Denisovans, the dodo, the Tasmanian tiger ...

    ashley cowie - 10/03/2018 - 22:10

  12. New Evidence Ends the Neanderthal Burial Debate

    There is a longstanding debate about whether Neanderthals buried their dead or if this is a funerary rite ... did happen. There is a longstanding debate about whether Neanderthals buried their dead or if this is a funerary rite ... cranium and some bones from the torso of a member of the extinct human species. Excavated Neanderthal skull. (G. ...

    Ed Whelan - 11/12/2020 - 22:31

  13. Scientists Warn That What Killed Past Human Species Could End Us Too

    ... not adapt to climate change the past human species became extinct, unlike Homo sapiens . Past Human Species Who Shared ... played a key role in the demise of species such as the Neanderthals . All of them had a climatic niche, that is a ... greatly to their extinction. In the case of the Neanderthals, this was “made even worse by competition with ...

    Ed Whelan - 17/10/2020 - 13:44

  14. What we discovered about ancient human origins this year… and what is still a mystery

    ... prove that rampant interbreeding occurred between Humans, Neanderthals and other species, resulting in an incredibly ... how it formed our family tree It was long believed that Neanderthals became extinct before modern Humans even emerged.  However, this ...

    aprilholloway - 31/12/2013 - 04:35

  15. Humans and Neanderthals Met and Mated 50,000 Years Ago in Negev Desert

    ... Homo sapiens occupied the region at the same time as the Neanderthals. A recent re-examination of artifacts from ... of the study was its verification that modern humans and Neanderthals were present in the central Negev desert at the ... and later on elsewhere. But the final fate of the now-extinct Neanderthals contains an element of mystery or ...

    Nathan Falde - 16/06/2021 - 14:54

  16. Denisova Cave DNA: Neanderthals, Denisovans and Humans Lived Together!

    ... Denisova Cave in Siberia was at times home to Neanderthals, Denisovans and modern humans “at the same ... Denisova Cave in Siberia was at times home to Neanderthals, Denisovans and modern humans “at the same ... a bone that introduced us to the hitherto unknown and now extinct " Denisovans. A new study of Denisova Cave DNA ...

    ashley cowie - 23/06/2021 - 23:01

  17. Were Other Humans the First Victims of the Sixth Mass Extinction?

    ... species walked the Earth. Now there’s just one. The Neanderthals, Homo neanderthalensis, were stocky ... species walked the Earth. Now there’s just one. The Neanderthals,  Homo neanderthalensis , were  stocky ...  prove we didn’t just replace them after they went extinct. We met, and we mated. Elsewhere, DNA tells of other ...

    ancient-origins - 21/11/2019 - 23:01

  18. Study Confirms Cave Painting Was Made By Neanderthals

    ... in Spanish) in Malaga, Spain really were decorated by Neanderthals.  A team of European archaeologists used ... in Spanish) in Malaga, Spain really were decorated by Neanderthals . Our long-extinct cousins apparently painted these shiny white cave ...

    Nathan Falde - 03/08/2021 - 18:38

  19. Researchers claim Neanderthals were NOT a sub-species of modern humans

    ... identified new evidence supporting the growing belief that Neanderthals were a distinct species separate from modern ... adaptively inferior to that of modern humans, and that the Neanderthals' extinction was likely due to competition from ... body of evidence that the upper respiratory tracts of this extinct group functioned via a different set of rules as a ...

    aprilholloway - 22/11/2014 - 12:44

  20. New study leaves little room for doubt – Neanderthals and humans interbred

    ... of ancient humans have all converged on one conclusion – Neanderthals and Homo sapiens interbred.  While for many ... fairly recently the predominant scientific theory was that Neanderthals and Homo sapiens never came in contact with each ... for revealing the history of species that are rare or extinct," said Lohse. "This work is important because it ...

    aprilholloway - 10/04/2014 - 03:19