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Earliest Known Evidence of Cooking Discovered in Israel

Scientists have unearthed at an archaeological site in Israel the earliest known evidence of cooking in the history of the human revolution dating back 780,000 years. The evidence from a detailed study of fish teeth indicates that a fundamental shift...

50,000 Year Old DNA Provides First-Ever Glimpse of Neanderthal Family

Fifty thousand year old DNA has provided the first-ever glimpse of a Neanderthal family. The remains located in a Siberian cave also revealed the fact that they traveled in small, family-oriented groups. Researchers were able to take new genetic analysis...

Neanderthals Might Have Been Carnivores, New Study Reveals

In a recently revealed study, our extinct ancestors, the Neanderthals, whose diets have been a topic of debate, were identified to have been carnivores. The study, led by a French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) scholar, revealed through zinc...

Humans and Neanderthals Cohabitated in Europe, New Study Finds

Neanderthals and humans cohabitated in Europe for over two thousand years according to a new study. They may have even bred together and exchanged ideas. This is the finding of Swedish paleogeneticist Svante Paabo, who won the Nobel Prize last...

Crete Footprints Are 6 Million Years Old According to New Evidence

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...

Homo Bodoensis: The New Species of Human Ancestor

Scientists have recently named a new species of human ancestor, Homo bodoensis. 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 species...

New Study Shows Humans Differ From Neanderthals Due to Growing Brains

A new scientific study suggests that human brains make more neural connections during development, a phenomenon that leads to growing brains and differentiates us from Neanderthals. Scientists have always pondered what makes humans a special species with some suggesting it's...

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.