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Neanderthal
2014-10-23 10:23:31

Genetic analysis of DNA obtained from a 45,000-year-old modern human thigh bone has allowed researchers to narrow down the time frame in which mating first introduced Neanderthal genes into the human gene pool.

2014-04-17 11:32:24

The only linguistic data available for Carabayo, a language spoken by an indigenous group that lives in voluntary isolation, is a set of about 50 words.

New Method Allows Researchers To Sort Out DNA Contamination
2014-01-28 06:53:19

Researchers have developed a new method to pick out ancient DNA from fossils and remains even after becoming contaminated from the DNA of handlers or from the environment.

Neanderthal Tools Cultural Differences
2013-08-19 16:17:52

A new study has revealed distinct cultural differences between two groups of Neanderthals the divergent design of stone tools dating between 115,000 and 35,000 years ago.

Bone Tools Found At Two Paleolithic Dig Sites
2013-08-13 06:45:04

Researchers working at two neighboring Paleolithic digs in southwestern France have discovered fragments of hide-softening bone tools unlike any previously discovered at Neanderthal sites.

Sexuality Bonobo Female Dominance
2013-07-16 08:36:25

A new study has analyzed the dominance relations between male and female wild bonobos, taking particular interest in the high social status of some females, a rarity among most mammals.

Fossil Analysis Reveals Ancestry Of Early Modern Humans
2013-01-23 07:13:37

A multinational team of scientists led by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology has sequenced nuclear and mitochondrial DNA extracted from the leg of an early modern human found in the Tianyuan Cave near Beijing, China.

2012-11-29 13:34:42

Genetic and chemical analyses of human skeletal remains reveal origins and food habits of first Sicilians

Neanderthals And Humans - Interbreeding Or Common Ancestry
2012-08-14 07:51:50

A new study from the University of Cambridge finds that the DNA similarities between Neanderthals and modern humans are more likely to have arisen from a shared common ancestor than from interbreeding.

Image 1 - Entire Genome Of Extinct Human Decoded
2012-02-07 14:31:14

Researchers have decoded the entire genome of a fossil from an extinct species of human related to Neanderthals.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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