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Computational modeling that examines evidence of how hominin groups evolved culturally and biologically in response to climate change during the last Ice Age also bears new insights into the extinction of Neanderthals.
By taking a second look at seemingly insignificant fossils, two international teams of researchers have discovered that modern humans arrived in Europe earlier than scientists had originally believed.
Humans not only mated with the ancient Neanderthals, but according to a new study the East Asian population of the modern species may have also mated with a hominin species known as Denisovans that lived in Siberia 40,000 years ago.
Osteoporosis is blamed for backbone fractures.
Modern humans do show some traces of DNA from Neanderthals, but a new study from Swiss researchers suggests that any breeding between the two was a relatively rare event.
New analysis of two-million-year-old hominid bones found in South Africa provide the clearest evidence of evolution’s first major step toward modern humans.
Mandenka, Biaka and San tested for DNA evidence of ancient interbreeding inside Africa.
A new study finds that our ancestors bred with more archaic hominin forms around 35,000 years ago, before they migrated out of Africa.
Sexual encounters with Neanderthals produced offspring who inherited vital genes that have helped modern humans combat illness and disease.
According to a new study, the first ancestor of modern humans to master the art of cooking was homo erectus.
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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