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Apr 21, 2014 02:07 PM ET // Charles Q. Choi, IEEE Spectrum
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.
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 →
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