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Ancient teenager 1st known person with parents of two different species

Sep 01, 2018 - 8:30 AM

Found in Denisova Cave, the child – known as 'Denisova 11' – was at least 13 years old at the time of her death more than 50,000 years ago

DISCOVERY. We don’t have the full skeleton of a Denisovan so we don’t really know what they looked like. from www.shutterstock.com

Prehistoric human DNA is found in caves without bones

Apr 28, 2017 - 11:42 AM

This work represents an enormous scientific breakthrough says Antonio Rosas scientist at Spain s Natural Science Museum in Madrid

Neanderthal DNA redraws human out-of-Africa timeline

Feb 18, 2016 - 10:17 AM

The new research published in Nature provides the first genetic evidence that some Homo sapiens left the African continent at least 100 000 years ago tens of thousands of years earlier than widely assumed

EVOLUTION. A visitor looks at 'El Neandertal Emplumado,' a scientifically-based impression of the face of a Neanderthal who lived some 50,000 years ago by Italian scientist Fabio Fogliazza at the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos, Spain. Cesar Manso/AFP

Cave markings 'bring Neanderthals closer to us'

Sep 02, 2014 - 10:19 AM

Markings dating back 40 000 years suggest Neanderthals were considerably more sophisticated than previously thought researchers say

EVOLUTION. A visitor looks at 'El Neandertal Emplumado,' a scientificly based impression of the face of a Neanderthal who lived some 50,000 years ago by Italian scientist Fabio Fogliazza at the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos, Spain. Cesar Manso/AFP

Humans, Neanderthals shared Europe for millennia – study

Aug 21, 2014 - 3:46 PM

Neanderthals shared Europe with modern humans for as long as five millennia until they died out 40 000 years ago – ample time for cultural exchanges and interbreeding

EVOLUTION. A visitor looks at 'El Neandertal Emplumado,' a scientifically-based impression of the face of a Neanderthal who lived some 50,000 years ago by Italian scientist Fabio Fogliazza at the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos, Spain. Cesar Manso/AFP

Fowl play: Neanderthals were first bird eaters

Aug 09, 2014 - 10:30 AM

The study suggests that the doves found in a cave in Gibraltar may have been butchered and then roasted – the first evidence of hominids eating birds

EVOLUTION. A visitor looks at 'El Neandertal Emplumado,' a scientificly based impression of the face of a Neanderthal who lived some 50,000 years ago by Italian scientist Fabio Fogliazza at the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos, Spain. AFP PHOTO / CESAR MANSO

Neanderthal genome helped early humans survive cold – research

Jan 30, 2014 - 7:11 PM

It may also have transferred a genetically higher risk for diabetes and lupus

Neanderthal skull from La Chapelle aux Saints. Image taken 16 March 2004, PLoS

Neanderthals cared for elder, burial site shows

Dec 17, 2013 - 9:33 AM

Study adds new evidence to the argument that cavemen were actually a sophisticated lot

Neanderthal skull from La Chapelle aux Saints. Image taken 16 March 2004, PLoS

Neanderthal brawn lost out to social human brain

Mar 14, 2013 - 1:55 PM

Neanderthals bigger eyes and bodies meant they had less brain space to dedicate to social networking which may explain why they died out and Homo sapiens conquered the planet