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Neanderthals Used Glue to Make Stone Tools 40,000 Years Ago

Around 40,000 years ago, Neanderthals living in what we now call France crafted tool handles using a special sticky substance. This sticky mix was made from ochre and bitumen, materials they gathered from nearby places. It is the oldest example...

Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens Co-existed in Europe for 10,000 Years

The idea that two different human species, Homo sapiens (us) and Neanderthals, co-existed in western Eurasia 50–40,000 years ago has long captured the imagination of academics and the public alike. By Rick Schulting It is not surprising that this period –...

Neanderthals Were the World’s First Artists

In the French cave of La Roche-Cotard, which has been sealed for ages, researchers, led by University of Basel archaeologist Dorota Wojtczak, uncovered something remarkable. Our distant relatives, the Neanderthals, were the world's first artists as evidenced by mysterious...

Crete Footprints Estimated to Be 6 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...

New Pollen Study Disproves Neanderthal ‘Flower Burial’

Scientists are pointing the finger at an unexpected culprit in the disruption of a 75,000-year-old Neanderthal flower burial: digging bees. A recent study suggests these little insects might have concealed pollen beneath the remains of a Neanderthal, leading researchers to...

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...

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.

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.

Evidence of Cannibalism among Ancient Humans Uncovered

Researchers have recently uncovered compelling evidence of Neanderthals engaging in cannibalistic behavior. This significant finding emerged from an excavation in a cave located in northeastern Spain. The discovery was officially announced on Friday (June 23) by a team of dedicated...

Neanderthals Created Europe’s Oldest Engravings

Ancient engravings, believed to be the oldest in Europe, were recently discovered in a cave in France that had been closed off for thousands of years. However, it appears that these engravings were not created by our modern human...