Latest Neanderthals Stories
Several media reports popped up around the web over the past day or two saying Harvard Medical School genetics expert George Church was looking for an adventurous woman who could carry and give birth to a Neanderthal baby.
Neanderthal men likely adorned themselves with bird feathers, a new study suggests. The researchers believe the feathers were stripped from the remains of birds and worn as decorative ornaments or jewelry.
Researchers have new evidence that suggest Neanderthals died out much earlier than previously thought, and possibly before modern humans arrived.
Right-handedness is a distinctively human characteristic, with right-handers outnumbering lefties nine-to-one.
Scientists Found Evidence of a More Sophisticated Nutrient-Rich Diet Similar to Early Modern Humans WASHINGTON, Dec.
New evidence released Monday suggests cave dwellers who lived in northern Spain around 500,000 years ago actually took care of their elderly.
The paper, by Professor JoÃ£o ZilhÃ£o and colleagues, builds on his earlier research which proposed that, south of the Cantabro-Pyrenean mountain chain, Neanderthals survived for several millennia after being replaced or assimilated by anatomically modern humans everywhere else in Europe.
The wound that ultimately killed a Neandertal man between 50,000 and 75,000 years was most likely caused by a thrown spear, the kind modern humans used but Neandertals did not, according to Duke University-led research.
Scientists in the Netherlands have found part of a Neanderthal man's skull that has been dredged up from the North Sea.
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...
- an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower