Neanderthals
Neanderthal genes give clues to human brain evolution  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
A distinctive feature of modern humans is our round (globular) skulls and brains. Researchers report that present-day humans who carry particular Neanderthal DNA fragments have heads that are slightly less rounded, revealing... more
Why modern humans have round heads  Science Magazine · 20 hours
Researchers find genes linked to head shape—by tracking traces of Neanderthal DNA in living people more
Study uses rings in teeth to understand the environment Neanderthals faced  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists are painting the clearest picture yet of what life may have been like for Neanderthals living in Southern France some 250,000 years ago, and to... more
A bastard seal from the past reveals the potential for human hybrids  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
If discovered as fossils, grey and ringed seals are so different that they could be classified as belonging to different families. Yet, a seal... more
Neanderthals and Humans Were Hooking Up Way More Than Anyone Thought  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Way more sex happened between Neanderthals and the ancestors of modern humans across Europe and Asia than scientists originally thought, a new study finds. more
Study suggests multiple instances of inter-breeding between Neanderthal and early humans  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A pair of researchers at Temple University has found evidence that suggests Neanderthals mated and produced offspring with anatomically modern humans multiple times—not just once, as... more
Neanderthals, Upper Paleolithic Humans Had Similarly Harsh Lives: Study  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Neanderthals had just as many head trauma injuries as Upper Paleolithic humans, according to new research from the... more
Study: Neanderthals faced risks, but so did our ancestors  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Life as a Neanderthal was no picnic, but a new analysis says it was no more dangerous than what our own species faced in ancient times. more
Maybe Neanderthals Weren't Quite So Nasty And Brutish  NPR · 4 weeks
New research finds they sustained skull injuries at about the same rate as early modern humans. "I definitely think that it's evidence these guys were not beating each other up," one expert... more
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