Latest Archaic human admixture with modern Homo sapiens Stories
Neanderthals were not actually intellectually inferior to humans, and may have been wiped out not because they were dim-witted, but because of inbreeding with modern man.
Popular theories have placed the Neanderthal extinction at about 35,000 years ago, based on dating of the earliest bone fossils found at a Neanderthal site in southern Iberia. However, researchers from Australia and Europe are now refuting that evidence after taking another careful look at the bones.
Neanderthal men likely adorned themselves with bird feathers, a new study suggests. The researchers believe the feathers were stripped from the remains of birds and worn as decorative ornaments or jewelry.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.