Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new study documented the earliest known interbreeding event between ancient human populations -- a group known as the 'super-archaics' in Eurasia interbred with a Neanderthal-Denisovan ancestor about 700,000 years ago. The... more
Ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovans Interbred with ‘Superarchaic’ Hominin  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
A new study by researchers from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Utah shows that over... more
Scientists think they've found the earliest interbreeding event  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
A new study published in the journal Science Advances in February 2020 reports that it has found the earliest interbreeding event between different human populations ever, where the "super-archaics" of Eurasia interbred... more
Neanderthal-Denisovan ancestors interbred with a distantly related hominin  Science Magazine · 5 days
Previous research has shown that modern Eurasians interbred with their Neanderthal and Denisovan predecessors. We show here that hundreds of thousands of years earlier, the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovans interbred with... more
Neanderthal burial suggests the ancient humans had symbolic thought  LIVE SCIENCE · 6 days
These are the most complete articulated Neanderthal remains to be found in more than 25 years. more
Did Neanderthals bury their dead with flowers? Iraq cave yields new clues  REUTERS · 7 days
A Neanderthal skeleton unearthed in an Iraqi cave already famous for fossils of these extinct cousins of our species is providing fresh evidence that... more
Discovery at 'flower burial' site could unravel mystery of Neanderthal death rites  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The first articulated Neanderthal skeleton to come out of the ground for over 20 years has been unearthed at one of the most important... more
Discovery at 'flower burial' site could unravel mystery of Neanderthal death rites  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The first articulated Neanderthal skeleton to come out of the ground for over 20 years has been unearthed at one of the most important... more
West Africans Carry DNA from Mysterious Archaic Hominin  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Four West African populations — Yoruba, Esan, Mende, and Gambian — derive 2 to 19% of their genetic ancestry from... more
Recovering signals of ghost archaic introgression in African populations  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
While introgression from Neanderthals and Denisovans has been documented in modern humans outside Africa, the contribution of archaic hominins to the genetic variation of present-day Africans remains poorly understood. We... more
Neanderthal ancestry also in African populations  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
After sequencing the Neanderthal genome, scientists discovered all present day non-African individuals carry some Neanderthal ancestry in their DNA. Now, researchers present evidence of Neanderthal ancestry in African populations too, and its origin provides new insights... more
Relics washed up on beaches reveal lost world beneath the North Sea  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Scientists and amateur collectors unite to reconstruct vanished ice age landscape inhabited by Neanderthals, other ancient humans more
Modern Africans and Europeans may have more Neanderthal ancestry than previously thought  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Neanderthal DNA sequences may be more common in modern Africans than previously thought, and different non-African populations have levels of Neanderthal ancestry surprisingly similar... more
Siberian Neanderthals were intrepid nomads  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new study, published online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals that Neanderthals made an intercontinental trek of more than 3000 km to reach Siberia's Altai Mountains, equipped with a distinctive toolkit used... more
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