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Neanderthals and Modern Man
2014-08-21 07:47:02

Neanderthals died out approximately 10,000 years earlier than previously believed, due in part to the fact that modern humans arrived in Europe sooner than originally thought, an international team of researchers reported Wednesday in the journal Nature.

Neanderthals Were Not Inferior To Modern Man, Claims A New Study
2014-05-01 05:22:18

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.

Evolutionary History Of Interbreeding Between Neanderthals And Humans
2014-04-09 06:59:21

Whether or not early humans and Neanderthals interbred has been the subject of much debate in scientific circles for a long time. Thanks to a new genomic analysis method from the University of Edinburgh, technical objections to that idea have been overcome.

Neanderthals Buried Their Dead
2013-12-17 07:44:47

A 50,000-year-old Neanderthal skeleton discovered in a cave in southwestern France was intentionally buried, a finding that confirms burials took place in Western Europe prior to the arrival of modern humans.

Neanderthals Organized Their homes
2013-12-03 12:48:13

Researchers say they have found evidence that Neanderthals organized their living spaces in ways similar to modern humans.

Could Neanderthals Have Been the First Cave Artists?
2012-06-15 07:10:15

By using a new cutting-edge dating technique, researchers have discovered that the practice of painting cave art started as early as 40,000 years ago, or 10,000 years earlier than previously believed.

Image 1 - Were European Neanderthals Long Gone Before Humans Arrived?
2012-03-27 04:47:12

New research suggests Western European Neanderthals were likely to have been extinct long before humans arrived on the evolutionary scene.

European Neanderthals We Already Close To Extinction Before Arrival Of Modern Humans
2012-02-27 11:42:15

New findings from an international team of researchers show that most Neanderthals in Europe died off around 50,000 years ago.

Genetic Mixing, Not Extinction, Led To Neanderthals' Demise
2012-02-08 06:07:35

Rather than being physically wiped out, a new study suggests that Neanderthals were likely integrated into the gene pool of early humans after the two groups crossed paths and began interbreeding.


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