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40,000-Year-Old Neanderthal Cave Chamber Discovered in Gibraltar

Professor Clive Finlayson, an evolutionary biologist who is the director of the Gibraltar National Museum, recently led a team of experts along the shore of the eponymous Rock, finding a Neanderthal cave that was inhabited long ago. They ended up...

Neanderthal Man’s Recreated Face Takes Internet By Storm

A recreation of a Neanderthal man's face is turning heads all over the world not only for its strong resemblance to our own physiognomy today but also because of the good humor it exudes as much as 70,000 years...

Humans and Neanderthals “Lived Together” 50,000 Years Ago

New research from an Israeli archaeological dig has proven that modern humans and Neanderthals lived together some 50,000 years ago.

Neanderthals Reached Greek Island of Naxos 200,000 Years Ago

Neanderthals and early humans are now believed to have inhabited Naxos 200,000 years ago, much earlier than previously thought.

New Evidence on Crete Footprints Indicates They’re 6.5 Million Years Old

In 2002, researchers who had discovered hominid footprints on the Greek island of Crete discovered they were made an incredible 5.7 million years ago. Now, they say, they are putting back the date even further, making it almost certain...

1.5 Million Year Old Fossil Evidence of Multiple Migrations Out of Africa

A 1.5 million year old fossil is rewriting the "Out of Africa" theory once again, as vertebrae unearthed in Ubeidiya, Israel appear to show that individuals from a pre-human species came in one of multiple waves out of the...

The Ten Most Fascinating Discoveries About Human Ancestors in 2021

The ten most fascinating things discovered about our human ancestors were not difficult to decide this past year, which was a banner year in the field of research into human history. From North America through Europe and Asia, scientists who...

Neanderthal Tools Found Near Mammoth Graveyard in UK

A 200,000-year-old "mammoth graveyard," with an accompanying cache of tools made by Neanderthal people nearby, was unearthed this past week in Swindon in the United Kingdom. Found in a quarry, the bones of five of the gigantic mammals, who were...

Anthropologists Find Homo Naledi Child’s Skull in South Africa

A team of researchers published papers last week on their 2017 discovery of a skull of a child belonging to the hominid species Homo naledi. The skull, which is 250,000 years old, was retrieved from the depths of a...

Homo Bodoensis: The New Species of Human Ancestor

Scientists named a new species of human ancestor, Homo bodoensis, on Thursday. Dr Mirjana Roksandic, of the University of Winnipeg in Canada, led a team of researchers in reanalyzing fossils from Africa and Eurasia to precisely define the new...