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Mar 10, 2014 11:00 AM ET
Could Neanderthals, long thought to be unable to vocalize, actually talk to each other? Trace is here to tell you about a tiny bone found in Neanderthals and modern humans that might hold the answer.
Feb 24, 2014 12:12 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Climate may have caused the near-extinction of Neanderthals long before modern humans came to be, new research shows. Continue reading →
Jan 29, 2014 01:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Mating with Neanderthals led to major changes in humans, affecting everything from skin color to disease predisposition, traits we still see today.
Jan 6, 2014 02:50 PM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
Mexicans and other Latin Americans have a higher risk of diabetes because of a Neanderthal gene mutation.
Dec 23, 2013 09:19 AM ET // Lori Cuthbert
The throat bone, which supports the root of the tongue and is needed for speech, was present in Neanderthals too.
Dec 16, 2013 04:30 PM ET // Charles Choi, LiveScience
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.
Dec 16, 2013 03:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Humans weren't the only ones to bury their dead; Neanderthals did it too, according to a new study. Continue reading →
Dec 3, 2013 08:50 AM ET // Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
A new, improved sequencing of ancient human relative genomes reveals Homo sapiens had sex with a fourth, mystery lineage of humans.
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