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Early Humans Were Walking Around With Ape-Like Brains, Study Finds

Humans can be distinguished from other apes in many ways, such as our general hairlessness, our upright bipedalism, and, of course, our powerful brains. But it turns out that our cognitive ability didn’t evolve as early as previously thought, according to new research by an international team of researchers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Human, Homo, APE, Human Evolution, Pleistocene, Archaic Humans, Dmanisi, Amélie Beaudet, Branches Of Biology, Hominidae, Early Modern Human, Christoph Zollikofer, Evolution Of The Brain, Marcia Ponce De


Skull From Czech Cave May Contain Oldest Modern Human Genome

A genome sequenced from a modern human skull has been dated at approximately 45,000 years old, making it the oldest discovery of its kind. It’s a significant archaeological discovery, but the use of an unconventional dating method leaves the result in doubt. In a related study, scientists also show that intermixing…Read more...
Tags: Science, Archaeology, Neanderthals, Stone Age, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Paleolithic, Upper Paleolithic, Specimen, Neanderthal, Cosimo Posth, Ishim, Israel Hershkovitz, Hershkovitz, Bacho Kiro, Middle Stone Age, Early Modern Human


Researchers May Have Found True Identity of Ancient 'Hobbit' Species

Anthropologists know of at least two ancient species of tiny humans that lived on the islands of southeast Asia over 50,000 years ago. The origin of these extinct humans is unknown, but new research suggests they’re more closely related to Denisovans and Neanderthals—and, by consequence, modern humans—than previously…Read more...
Tags: Asia, Science, George, Joao Teixeira, Homo, Paleolithic, Upper Paleolithic, Human Evolution, Neanderthal, Denisovan, Pleistocene, Chris Stringer, Quaternary, Early Modern Human, H Erectus, Prehistoric Indonesia


Did Neanderthals Have the Capacity for Verbal Language?

The Neanderthal of popular imagination is a hideous, ape-like being, lumbering around with his or her crude spear. Rarely do we picture this person, or pre-person, engaged in any kind of conversation, beyond the occasional grunt-off over a spoiled piece of meat. But—depending on which archaeologist/linguist you happen…Read more...
Tags: Science, Anthropology, Human Behavior, Paleolithic, Upper Paleolithic, Human Evolution, Neanderthal, Pleistocene, Homo heidelbergensis, Branches Of Biology, Stone Age Europe, Early Modern Human, Hyoid Bone


Researchers Just Looked at Neanderthal Poop to Understand Their Guts

Around 50,000 years ago, a bunch of Neanderthals made a home—and a bathroom—out of what is now a rocky escarpment south of Valencia, Spain. Over the last few years, some of those paleo-poops, the oldest known to come from a human species, have been excavated and analyzed. Now, researchers have caught a glimpse of the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Microbiome, Gut, Gut Flora, Valencia Spain, Environmental Microbiology, Human Evolution, Neanderthal, Microbiomes, Branches Of Biology, Early Modern Human, Bacteriology, Microorganism


More Evidence That Neanderthals Were ‘Absorbed’ by Humans, Not Wiped Out

Prehistoric teeth found over 100 years ago are some of the best evidence yet for hybridized communities of Neanderthals and modern humans.Read more...
Tags: Science, Stone Age, Paleolithic, Upper Paleolithic, Human Evolution, Neanderthal, Pleistocene, Archaic Humans, War_conflict, Middle Stone Age, Stone Age Europe, Early Modern Human, Interbreeding Between Archaic And Modern Humans, Multiregional Origin Of Modern Humans