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Can't help molding some snow into a ball and hurling it or tossing a stone as far into a lake as you can?
A study published this week says that dying young was not the reason Neanderthals went extinct, adding that that early modern humans had about the same life expectancy as their hairier kin.
Scientists announced this week the discovery that Neanderthals, the prehistoric cousins of humans, ate grains and vegetables as well as meat, cooking them over fire in the same way early homo sapiens did.
Scientists have recovered the DNA code of a human relative discovered recently in Siberia, which found that the relative roamed far from the cave that holds its only known remains.
Archaeologists in Spain have discovered the remains of a possible family of 12 Neanderthals who were killed 49,000 years ago.
A new analysis of teeth from 11 Neanderthal and early human fossils shows that modern humans are slower than our ancestors to reach full maturity.
Whether cognitive differences exist between modern humans and Neanderthals is the subject of contentious disputes in anthropology and archaeology.
The brains of newborn humans and Neanderthals are about the same size and appear rather similar overall.
Stone Age humans were only able to develop relatively advanced tools after their brains evolved a greater capacity for complex thought.
Human ancestors from over four million years ago were quite promiscuous, with monogamous relationships developing as hominins evolved over time.
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...
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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