In parallel with modern man (Homo sapiens), there were other, extinct types of humans with whom we lived side by side, such as Neanderthals and the recently discovered Denisovans of Siberia. Yet only Homo sapiens survived. What was it in our genetic makeup that gave us the advantage?
A team of researchers led by the University of Tübingen’s Professor Katerina Harvati has shown that anatomically modern humans spread from Africa to Asia and Europe in several migratory movements.
A piece of research in which a UPV/EHU group is participating indicates that 1,000 years separate the records of the presence of the two species.
Archaeologists at the University of York are challenging the traditional view that Neanderthal childhood was difficult, short and dangerous.
Technical objections to the idea that Neandertals interbred with the ancestors of Eurasians have been overcome, thanks to a genome analysis method described in the April 2014 issue of the journal GENETICS.
Andalusian researchers, led by the University of Granada, have discovered a curious characteristic of the members of the human lineage, classed as the genus Homo: they are the only primates where, throughout their 2.5-million year history, the size of their teeth has decreased alongside the increase in their brain size.
Why were Neanderthals replaced by anatomically modern humans around 40,000 years ago?
After 13 years of meticulous excavation of the nearly complete skeleton of the Australopithecus fossil named Little Foot, South African and French scientists have now convincingly shown that it is probably around 3 million years old
The genome of a child who died some 12,600 years ago in Montana – the oldest known human remains from North America – has been sequenced for the first time.
They lived in America about 13,000 years ago where they hunted mammoth, mastodons and giant bison with big spears.
Investigations at Happisburgh, UK, have revealed the oldest known hominin footprint surface outside Africa at between ca. 1 million and 0.78 million years ago.
One of the issues of the Atapuerca sites that generates the most scientific debate is the dating of the strata.
More than thirty thousand years ago, Homo sapiens migrating out of Africa began encountering Neanderthal.
Remnants of Neanderthal DNA in modern humans are associated with genes affecting type 2 diabetes
Retrieval of ancient DNA is usually performed to prevent environmental DNA contamination.
Ancient ancestors who lived in East Africa survived mainly on a diet of tiger nuts.
From the Swanscombe skull, from the earliest known Neanderthal in Britain.
Genome sequence of a Neandertal woman determined.
Sunlight adaptation in Neanderthal genome found in modern east Asian population.
First high-quality genome sequence allows comparison with human, Denisovan DNA