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Neanderthals Used Toothpicks
2013-10-17 13:07:49

Researchers examining a Neanderthal fossil discovered how this hominid used toothpicks to ease the pain associated with oral diseases like inflammation of the gums.

Evidence Suggests Recycling May Have Started With Early Hominids
2013-10-12 08:28:18

Despite the general perception that recycling is a fairly modern phenomenon, there is growing evidence it dates back to the days of the early hominids, researchers said this week during a four-day conference at Tel Aviv University in Israel.

Neanderthals May Have Made First Specialized Bone Tools
2013-09-21 08:08:41

Sorting through tiny bone remnants in the University of California, Davis paleoanthropology lab in 2011, undergraduate student Naomi Martisius discovered a peculiar piece.

Red Meat-Eating Neanderthals May Have Also Been Fish Eaters
2013-09-17 14:22:52

Scientists have theorized that the reason Homo sapiens were able to outcompete Neanderthals was because they embraced a more diverse diet. However, new evidence indicates that Neanderthal menus may have been more diverse than previously thought.

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.

Modern Language May Have Roots In Ancient Neanderthals
2013-07-10 05:48:08

A new study from the Max Planck Institute of Psycholinguistics argues that modern language and speech can be traced back to the last common ancestor we shared with the Neanderthals, roughly half a million years ago.

Humans Left Africa Later Than Thought
2013-06-12 08:51:11

Modern humans did not leave Africa prior to the massive eruption of Sumatra’s volcano Mount Toba 74,000 years ago, according to a new study that refutes another theory which had suggested that there was archaeological evidence establishing the presence of people in the southern part of the continent prior to the super-eruption.

Researchers Find Evidence Of World's Oldest Cancer In Neandertal
2013-06-07 06:13:03

Modern day exposure to pollution, toxins, radiation, and even unhealthy foods are considerable factors in the risk of future cancer. And because these factors are associated with modern society, it is especially rare to find cancers in older civilizations.

Researchers Use Monkey Teeth To Help Reveal Neanderthal Weaning
2013-05-24 08:43:51

Most modern human mothers wean their babies much earlier than our closest primate relatives. But what about our extinct relatives, the Neanderthals?


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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