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2011-08-26 05:05:08

Sexual encounters with Neanderthals produced offspring who inherited vital genes that have helped modern humans combat illness and disease.

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2011-08-24 16:42:48

According to a new study, the first ancestor of modern humans to master the art of cooking was homo erectus.

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2011-08-22 12:44:20

A scientist is claiming that interbreeding may have helped our kind survive and gain evolutionary dominance.

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2011-07-29 07:35:00

The 300,000 year reign of the Neanderthals most likely came to an end because of simple numbers, as modern humans outnumbered their predecessors by a 10-to-1 margin.

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2011-07-26 06:10:00

The role of grandparents in helping to nurture children dates back some 30,000 years, when the life expectancy of the human population began to increase significantly.

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2011-07-18 08:04:56

Some of the human X chromosome originates from Neanderthals and is found exclusively in people outside Africa.

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2011-05-11 06:35:00

Researchers have new evidence that suggest Neanderthals died out much earlier than previously thought, and possibly before modern humans arrived.

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2011-03-15 04:00:00

A new study shows clear evidence that our ancient human ancestors in Europe learned to control fire -- one of the most important milestones on the path to civilization -- some 400,000 years ago.

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2011-02-09 11:29:39

Eight small teeth found in a cave near Rosh Haain, central Israel, are raising big questions about the earliest existence of humans and where we may have originated.

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2011-02-07 07:27:34

Puzzled scientists are debating if the shrinking brains of humans is a sign we are growing dumber or that evolution is making the key motor leaner and more efficient.


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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