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Oldest Remains of Neanderthals Discovered in Central Europe

The results of a study from Stajnia Cave in Poland have revealed the oldest remains of Neanderthals in Central Europe. Stajnia Cave is located north...

New Study of Molar Size Regulation in Hominins

The molar size relationship is one of the peculiar characteristics of the different species of hominins and various theories have been proposed to account for this, as well as the differences in shape between the different kinds of teeth (incisors, canines, premolars and molars).

Does the Culture-of-Death Predate the Neanderthals and Modern Humans?

All societies existing today possess some kind of funerary culture, and this is one of the behaviors that takes us closest to how complex the human mind is.

Researchers Use Fossilised Teeth to Reveal Dietary Shifts in Ancient Herbivores and Hominins

A new study documents dietary shifts in herbivores that lived between 1-3 million years ago in Ethiopia's Lower Omo Valley.

Curious Kids: How did the First Person Evolve?

We know humans haven’t always been around. After all, we wouldn’t have survived alongside meat-eating dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus rex.

Amud 9 is Shown to be a Neandertal Woman Weighing 60 kg Who Lived in the Late Pleistocene

Adrián Pablos, a scientist at the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), co-leads a paper looking at the morphology and anatomy of a partial foot recovered over 25 years ago at Amud Cave (Israel), which confirms that the individual Amud 9 was a Neandertal woman from the Late Pleistocene, with a stature of some 160-166 cm and weight of 60 kg.

New data supports the theory of Neanderthal’s low genetic diversity as the main cause for their extinction

What caused the disappearance of the Homo Neanderthalensis, a species that seemingly had as many capabilities as the Homo Sapiens?

Homo Sapiens caused Neanderthal extinction according to computer models

Using computer models, climate scientists from the IBS Centre suggests that Homo Sapiens are responsible for the demise of the Neanderthal between 43-38 thousand years ago.

Development of teeth enables sex from fossil site to be estimated

An analysis of 32 dental pieces from Sima de los Huesos in Spain, has enabled researchers to estimate the sex of 15 individuals.

Fossils show that early ancestors had dual hand use

A new study by anthropologists at the University of Kent has identified that hand use behaviour in the fossils of our early ancestors is consistent with modern humans.

Earliest European Upper Palaeolithic Homo Sapiens

Two new studies on the homo sapien fossils found at the Bacho Kiro Cave in Bulgaria provides evidence for the first dispersal of H. sapiens across the mid-latitudes of Eurasia.

Ancient Neandertals were picky when choosing animal bone in making tools

A research team has suggested that Neandertals from Europe and Asia around 40,000 years ago chose to use bones from specific animals to make a tool for specific purposes: working hides into leather.