CATEGORY: Neanderthals
Scientists Recreate Skull of Human-Neanderthal Ancestor
December 21, 2015

Researchers used digital techniques to build a 3D model of the skull of the last common ancestor shared by modern humans and Neanderthals. Read More

DNA in Tooth Yields New Insight Into Ancient Human Cousin
November 18, 2015

DNA analysis of a single fossilized tooth found in a Siberian cave has given scientists new insight into a recently discovered hominid group, known as the Denisovans. Read More

Neanderthals May Have Been Artists, Too
September 3, 2014

A new study claims that markings found etched into the wall of a cave in Gibraltar are the work of Neanderthals, the closest extinct relatives of early modern humans. Read More

New Study Suggests Neanderthals and Humans Co-Existed for Millennia
August 21, 2014

In a new study, researchers claim that Neanderthals and humans may have lived alongside each other in Europe for as many as 5,000 years. Read More

Neanderthals Likely Lived in Small, Isolated Groups, Scientists Say
April 24, 2014

An analysis of Neanderthal DNA suggests that populations of these close human relatives were small and isolated from one another. Read More

Neanderthal-Era Virus Found Surviving in Permafrost
March 5, 2014

Scientists have revived the world’s largest known virus from a piece of Siberian permafrost over 30,000 years old. Read More

Did Rabbits Kill the Neanderthals?
March 4, 2013

Neanderthals’ fate was sealed when they passed on a rabbit-rich diet, according to new research. Read More

Did Neanderthals Die Out Much Earlier Than We Thought?
February 5, 2013

A new study has cast doubt on a popular theory that Homo sapiens and Neanderthals once co-existed in Europe. Read More

We May Not Be Part Neanderthal After All
August 13, 2012

Common ancestry, rather than interbreeding, could account for genetic similarities between humans and Neanderthals. Read More

Big Neanderthal Arms Caused by Making Clothes, Study Suggests
July 18, 2012

Scraping animal hides, not hunting with spears, may have produced Neanderthals’ humerus asymmetry. Read More