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New evidence questions the time and place of Neanderthal extinction

There have been a number of discoveries in recent years that have revolutionized our understanding of Neanderthals and their extinction in Eurasia. It is common in academic circles for Neanderthals to survive longer in modern Iberia than elsewhere. However, a re-examination of some tools in a very important location in Spain may show that this was not the case and …

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Studies of the Neanderthal gene could explain the shape of our skulls

For the first time, an interdisciplinary team of scientists has identified two genes that influence the skull shape of modern humans – and they are from Neanderthals. "Billions of people living today carry a small portion of the Neanderthal genes in their genome – a distant echo of mixing as our ancestors left Africa and encountered Neanderthals," said study author …

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Neanderthal teeth show lead exposure and difficult winters

A new study on oxygen isotope ratios and heavy metals in the enamel of Neanderthals, who lived and died 250,000 years ago in southeastern France, suggests that they tolerate colder winters and more pronounced differences the seasons as the modern inhabitants of the region. The two Neanderthals studied in the study were also exposed to lead in their early years, …

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Neanderthal child remains uncovered by a giant bird

The oldest human remains found in Poland were found a few years ago, but more recently scientists have discovered the unfortunate fate of the Neanderthal to whom they once belonged. It was only this year that researchers discovered that the bones, found among the remnants of animals, were actually those of a Neanderthal child. A Neanderthal child, as it turned …

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Bones reveal Neanderthal child was eaten by a giant bird

(CNN) – In fact, they did not realize that the bones were hiding a grisly secret. In fact, it was not The bones were human at all because they were found among animal bones. The two tiny phalanges, or digital bones of the hand, are about 1 centimeter long and belonged to a Neanderthal child who was between 5 and …

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Giant, Prehistoric Bird Chowed Down on This Neanderthal Child's Bones

The Neanderthal's bones were found in Ciemna Cave, which researchers have been excavating for decades. Credit: Paweł Valde-Nowak One Neanderthal child had a bad day about 115,000 years ago. However, it's unclear whether or not the giant bird died, and the bones were gulped down and digested by a giant, prehistoric bird, according to archaeologists Either way, it appears that …

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Scientists Successfully Build Neanderthal Minibrains in Petri Dish

Researchers have long searched for clues to one of our next evolutionary relatives – the Neanderthals. Our now extinct relationship has shifted from an assumed earlier form to a close cousin to … well, still a close cousin, but one we've come a bit too close to. Yet, although a good portion of scientists studying the subject consider Neanderthals and …

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