Neanderthals did not really go extinct -- they were simply absorbed into the modern human gene pool of Europeans and Asians. Continue reading →
Neanderthals and modern humans shared an ancestor, so why did the two groups wind up looking so different from each other? A new find helps explain that and more. Continue reading →
Think Neanderthals were inferior to Homo sapiens? Think again.
The first detailed picture of genetic variation among Neanderthals indicates they may have lived in small, isolated groups that had little contact with each other.
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.
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.
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