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Neanderthals ‘overlapped’ with modern humans for up to 5,400 years
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Neanderthals ‘overlapped’ with modern humans for up to 5,400 years

August 27th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Neanderthals and modern humans were both living in Europe for between 2,600 and 5,400 years, according to a new paper published...
SA’s Taung Child’s skull and brain not human-like in expansion
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SA’s Taung Child’s skull and brain not human-like in expansion

August 26th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The Taung Child, South Africa's premier hominin discovered 90 years ago by Wits University Professor Raymond Dart, never seizes...
Discovery of Neandertal trait in ancient skull raises new questions about human evolution
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Discovery of Neandertal trait in ancient skull raises new questions about human evolution

July 7th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Modern humans emerged from a complex 'labyrinth of biology and peoples,' findings...
Did violence shape our faces?
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Did violence shape our faces?

June 9th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
What contributed to the evolution of faces in the ape-like ancestors of humans? The prehistoric version of a bar fight —over...
Study questions Neandertal inferiority to early modern humans
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Study questions Neandertal inferiority to early modern humans

May 1st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Neandertal demise may be the result of interbreeding, assimilation, not early modern human...
Evolutionary advantages over extinct types of humans
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Evolutionary advantages over extinct types of humans

April 22nd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
In parallel with modern man (Homo sapiens), there were other, extinct types of humans with whom we lived side by side, such as...
First Eurasians left Africa up to 130,000 years ago
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First Eurasians left Africa up to 130,000 years ago

April 22nd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A team of researchers led by the University of Tübingen’s Professor Katerina Harvati has shown that anatomically modern humans...
Neanderthals and Cro-magnons did not coincide on the Iberian Peninsula
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Neanderthals and Cro-magnons did not coincide on the Iberian Peninsula

April 14th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A piece of research in which a UPV/EHU group is participating indicates that 1,000 years separate the records of the presence of...
Researchers say Neanderthals were no strangers to good parenting
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Researchers say Neanderthals were no strangers to good parenting

April 9th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Archaeologists at the University of York are challenging the traditional view that Neanderthal childhood was difficult, short and...
Genome analysis confirms humans and Neandertals interbred
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Genome analysis confirms humans and Neandertals interbred

April 8th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Technical objections to the idea that Neandertals interbred with the ancestors of Eurasians have been overcome, thanks to a...
‘Homo’ is the only primate whose tooth size decreases as its brain size increases
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‘Homo’ is the only primate whose tooth size decreases as its brain size increases

April 3rd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Andalusian researchers, led by the University of Granada, have discovered a curious characteristic of the members of the human...
Paleo diet didn’t change – the climate did
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Paleo diet didn’t change – the climate did

March 17th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Why were Neanderthals replaced by anatomically modern humans around 40,000 years...
New stratigraphic research makes Little Foot the oldest complete Australopithecus
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New stratigraphic research makes Little Foot the oldest complete Australopithecus

March 14th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
After 13 years of meticulous excavation of the nearly complete skeleton of the Australopithecus fossil named Little Foot, South...
Origins of Americas’ first humans
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Origins of Americas’ first humans

February 13th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
The genome of a child who died some 12,600 years ago in Montana – the oldest known human remains from North America – has...
America’s only Clovis skeleton had its genome mapped
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America’s only Clovis skeleton had its genome mapped

February 13th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
They lived in America about 13,000 years ago where they hunted mammoth, mastodons and giant bison with big...
Hominin Footprints from Early Pleistocene Discovered in UK
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Hominin Footprints from Early Pleistocene Discovered in UK

February 8th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Investigations at Happisburgh, UK, have revealed the oldest known hominin footprint surface outside Africa at between ca. 1...
Dating is refined for the Atapuerca site where Homo antecessor appeared
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Dating is refined for the Atapuerca site where Homo antecessor appeared

February 7th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
One of the issues of the Atapuerca sites that generates the most scientific debate is the dating of the...
The genomic landscape of Neanderthal ancestry in present-day humans
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The genomic landscape of Neanderthal ancestry in present-day humans

January 29th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
More than thirty thousand years ago, Homo sapiens migrating out of Africa began encountering...
Neanderthals’ genetic legacy
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Neanderthals’ genetic legacy

January 29th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Remnants of Neanderthal DNA in modern humans are associated with genes affecting type 2...
New method rescues DNA from contaminated Neandertal bones
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New method rescues DNA from contaminated Neandertal bones

January 27th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Retrieval of ancient DNA is usually performed to prevent environmental DNA contamination....
2 million years ago, human relative ‘Nutcracker Man’ lived on tiger nuts
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2 million years ago, human relative ‘Nutcracker Man’ lived on tiger nuts

January 9th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Ancient ancestors who lived in East Africa survived mainly on a diet of tiger...
Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
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Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

January 8th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
From the Swanscombe skull, from the earliest known Neanderthal in...
High-quality Neandertal genome provides novel insights into human origins
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High-quality Neandertal genome provides novel insights into human origins

December 18th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Genome sequence of a Neandertal woman...
Sunlight adaptation in region of Neanderthal genome
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Sunlight adaptation in region of Neanderthal genome

December 18th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Sunlight adaptation in Neanderthal genome found in modern east Asian...
Neanderthal genome shows early human interbreeding
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Neanderthal genome shows early human interbreeding

December 18th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
First high-quality genome sequence allows comparison with human, Denisovan...
Neanderthals buried their dead, new research concludes
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Neanderthals buried their dead, new research concludes

December 16th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Neanderthals, forerunners to modern humans, buried their...
Nutrients vital to location of early human settlements
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Nutrients vital to location of early human settlements

December 11th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Early humans were driven by a need for nutrient-rich...
Oldest hominin DNA sequenced
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Oldest hominin DNA sequenced

December 7th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Sequencing the mitochondrial genome of a 400,000-year-old hominin from...
Partial skeleton suggests ruggedly built, tree-climbing human ancestor
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Partial skeleton suggests ruggedly built, tree-climbing human ancestor

December 6th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
A human ancestor characterized by "robust" jaw and skull bones...
New evidence suggests Neanderthals organized their living spaces
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New evidence suggests Neanderthals organized their living spaces

December 3rd, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Neanderthals organized their living spaces similar to modern...