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Category: Neanderthals

Neanderthals and Rabbits

Did Rabbits Kill the Neanderthals?

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

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Did Neanderthals Die Out Much Earlier Than We Thought?

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

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Piltdown Man Hoax, 100 Years Ago

On its 100th anniversary, mystery still lingers over one of history’s most spectacular scientific hoaxes.

Neanderthal DNA

We May Not Be Part Neanderthal After All

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

Neanderthal Arms

Big Neanderthal Arms Caused by Making Clothes, Study Suggests

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

Neanderthal Cave Art

Did Neanderthals Create World’s Oldest Cave Paintings?

Not only were Neanderthals smarter than experts once thought, they may have beat modern humans to cave art creation.

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Introducing Your Inner Neanderthal

As evidence grows that many people may be part Neanderthal, get the facts on humans’ newfound ancestors.