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2015-04-24 14:42:23

Biologists have long wondered why some animals ignore other species and others aggressively combat interlopers from another species.

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2015-04-15 17:28:25

Creepy! Strange marks found on femur bone fragments suggest that Neanderthals cut and mutilated the bodies of the dead.

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2015-03-23 16:09:46

Scientists have been debating for a long time the significance of the eruption of the Italian volcano Companian Ignimbrite 40,000 years ago in the ultimate extinction of Neanderthals, with some arguing that perhaps it didn’t contribute to the Neanderthals’ demise at all.

'carpet of tools'
2015-03-14 09:23:36

A new intensive survey of the Messak Settafet escarpment, a massive outcrop of sandstone in the middle of the Saharan desert, has shown that stone tools occur "ubiquitously" across the entire landscape: averaging 75 artefacts per square metre, or 75 million per square kilometer.

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2015-03-12 14:35:17

Does this necklace go with my draped animal skins? A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE has revealed a suspected necklace of eagle talons that would have belonged to Neanderthals living 130,000 years ago in present-day Croatia.

neanderthal teeth
2015-02-20 13:17:22

A new study examining Neanderthal teeth from Western Europe suggests that there was a division of labor between males and females. The study was conducted by members of the Department of Paleobiology at the Spanish Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales and published online this month in the Journal of Human Evolution.

manot cave skull
2015-01-29 15:02:51

A skull from that “Out of Africa” era was recently discovered in Israel and it appears to be the earliest known evidence of that emigration, according to a new study in the journal Nature. The skull, dated to around 55,000 years ago, was found in the Manot Cave, located in Northern Israel.

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2015-01-20 16:55:00

Somewhere the Geico cavemen are rejoicing.

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2014-11-20 05:43:26

Based on the analysis of the nasal anatomy of Neanderthals and modern humans, a team of New York City researchers has determined that Neanderthals were not a subspecies of modern humans – as has been previously theorized.

Kostenki skull fossil
2014-11-07 06:14:37

DNA harvested from a 36,000 year old leg bone of a European man found in Russia is changing previously-held beliefs on European ancestry.


Latest Neanderthal Reference Libraries

Wild Man
2014-01-28 14:30:10

The Wild Man of the Navidad has been claimed to be the first Bigfoot in Texas. It was widely reported in 1837 along the Navidad River, in Sublime, Texas. The slaves of that era called it “The Thing That Comes,” because it was never seen, but evidence pointed to something being there. During the night inside the cabins, food would go missing; their fattened hogs would be replaced with thin ones. However, no valuables were never touched. Tools would sometimes go missing but would return...

Neanderthals
2013-10-03 16:03:35

The Neanderthals or Neandertals are an extinct species or subspecies of the genus Homo which is closely related to modern humans. They are known from fossils, dating back from the Pleistocene period, which have been found in Europe and parts of western and central Asia. The species gets its name from Neandertal, “Neander’s Valley”, the location in Germany where it was first uncovered. Neanderthals are classified either as a subspecies of Homo sapiens or as a distinct species of the...

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typomania
  • A mania for the use of printing-types; a strong propensity to write for publication.
The word 'typomania' comes from Greek roots meaning 'type' and 'madness'.