Climate may have caused the near-extinction of Neanderthals long before modern humans came to be, new research shows. Continue reading →
Mating with Neanderthals led to major changes in humans, affecting everything from skin color to disease predisposition, traits we still see today.
Mexicans and other Latin Americans have a higher risk of diabetes because of a Neanderthal gene mutation.
The throat bone, which supports the root of the tongue and is needed for speech, was present in Neanderthals too.
A 1.4-million-year-old hand-bone fossil means the modern human ability to make and use complex tools may have originated far earlier than scientists previously thought.
Humans weren't the only ones to bury their dead; Neanderthals did it too, according to a new study. Continue reading →
A new, improved sequencing of ancient human relative genomes reveals Homo sapiens had sex with a fourth, mystery lineage of humans.
Once the closest living relatives of modern humans, Neanderthals may have crafted the oldest examples of a kind of bone tool used in Europe.
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