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This release is available in German . A 40,000-year-old tooth has provided scientists with the first direct evidence that Neanderthals moved from place to place during their lifetimes. In a collaborative project involving researchers from the Germany, the United Kingdom, and Greece, P...

Strong Evidence Suggests Incidence Of Mating Of Ancestors With Neanderthals

A recent scientific study conducted at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the University of Chicago led by Bruce T. //Lahn suggests that human evolution may not be all about unprompted mutations that occurred on the spur of a moment but because of interbreeding with related species on the verg...

Unlocking the key to human fertility

...ertile. The research team believes that the same mechanism must also have played a role during human evolution. In the ancient history of mankind, neanderthals co-existed with modern humans over many thousands of years. Sexual encounters between these two closely related species cannot be ruled out, yet there...

Neanderthal bearing teeth

...her developmental landmarks such as weaning and first reproduction. Scientists have previously found evidence to both support and refute the idea that neanderthals grew up differently than our own species. In this new study, researchers used information from the inside of a molar tooth, coupled with data from mic...

Choosing a mate: what we really want

... BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- While humans may pride themselves on being highly evolved, most still behave like the stereotypical neanderthals when it comes to choosing a mate, according to research by Indiana University cognitive scientist Peter Todd. In a new study, Todd and colleagues foun...

Advancement in DNA Research may Bring Back Woolly Mammoth

...ers have their way. Palaeontologists are piecing together the complete genome species of long-dead species such as the woolly mammoth and the neanderthals in an effort to bring them back to life, much like billionaire John Hammond resurrected the extinct dinosaurs in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park. ...

Neanderthals Vs. Early Modern Humans

... Haifa, Hebrew University, and Harvard University. // They said that neanderthals were very good in hunting and their skills were comparable to that of the e...bility and behavior. to explain the existing difference between the neanderthals and modern humans they used the new archaeological data from a Middle- and ...
Neanderthals in Biological News

Britain's last Neanderthals were more sophisticated than we thought

An archaeological excavation at a site near Pulborough, West Sussex, has thrown remarkable new light on the life of northern Europe's last Neanderthals. It provides a snapshot of a thriving, developing population rather than communities on the verge of extinction. "The tools we've found at the...

Climate -- no smoking gun for Neanderthals

Questions remain unresolved as to whether the Neanderthals died out because of competition with modern people or because of deteriorating climatic conditions. Although scientists have gained increased knowledge of past climate it has been difficult to pinpoint the climatic character at the time of...

Clarke clarifies pattern recognition theory

...e brain with a built-in capacity for adaptation to changing environments. Some researchers suggest that a contributory factor in the extinction of the neanderthals was their inability to vary their diet. Humans, on the other hand, could recognize the same properties of 'good to eat' or 'nutritious' (or any number...

Study shows competition, not climate change, led to Neanderthal extinction

...n of archaeological sites associated with the last neanderthals and the first modern human populations with an app... time. Comparing these reconstructed areas for neanderthals and anatomically modern humans during each of the ...matic phases, Banks and colleagues determined that neanderthals had the possibility to maintain their range across...

Red hair and freckles...

...s available in German . Fossil remains of neanderthals paint an incomplete picture; they cannot tell us a...er interesting detail: at least one percent of the neanderthals in Europe may have had red hair, according to a re...eipzig have now discovered that one percent of the neanderthals in Europe had red hair - and it was definitely not...

Inconsistencies with Neanderthal genomic DNA sequences

... Were neanderthals direct ancestors of contemporary humans or an evolutionary side branch that eventually died out? This is one of the enduring questions in human evolut...

Climate change was the cause of Neanderthal extinction in the Iberian Peninsula

...te changes before the first Homo Sapiens arrived in the Iberian Peninsula. Cold, arid and highly variable climate was the least favourable weather for neanderthals and 24,000 years ago they had to face the worst weather conditions in the last 250,000 years. The most important about these data is that they di...

Why aren't humans furry? Stone-Age moms could be the answer

...in why humans are the only apes lacking a coat of fur. Harris suggests that neanderthals must have been furry in order to survive the Ice Age. Our species would ha...seen them as "animals" and potential prey. Harris?hypothesis continues that neanderthals went extinct because human ancestors ate them. This year's prize judge...

UF scientists discover new genus of frogmouth bird in Solomon Islands

...ts, rodents, small birds ?and yes, even frogs. For perspective on the scale of evolutionary difference between genera, consider that modern humans and neanderthals are different species within the same genus (Homo), while chimpanzees are our living relatives from a closely related genus (Pan), but that we share t...

Genetic study of Neanderthal DNA reveals early split between humans and Neanderthals

...lso finds no evidence of genetic admixture between neanderthals and humans. The study helps to explain the evolutionary relationship between Homo sapiens and neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis). It also "signifies the da...the sequencing data. "If we can compare humans and neanderthals genomes, then we can possibly identify what the ke...
Neanderthals in Biological Technology

Anthropology professor's blog raises public interest

...l, from enthusiasts of the field or people who have hatched quirky theories. Once, Hawks received a comment on his post about new evidence that the neanderthals were not an evolutionary dead-end, that some genes from the species contributed to human evolution. The reader couldn't have agreed more, and went on ...
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