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Neanderthals had a lower threshold for pain – and you may have inherited it

Neanderthals and modern humans have mixed and exchanged genes several times over the millennia. Researchers have found that people who have inherited a gene variant for an Neanderthal ion channel have a lower pain threshold. Photo credits: © Science Photo Library / Daynes, Elisabeth People who have inherited a special ion channel from Neanderthals experience more pain. With several high …

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Do you have a low pain threshold? You could be part of Neanderthals

Many of us are part of the Neanderthal man, and our genes bear traces of past encounters between our early ancestors and the Stone Age hominins that populated Europe until about 40,000 years ago. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany and the Swedish Karolinska Institute now believe that we can also attribute our pain thresholds …

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DNA linked to Covid-19 was inherited from Neanderthals, study results

A DNA segment associated with Covid-19 was passed on by Neanderthals 60,000 years ago, according to a new study. Scientists do not yet know why this special segment increases the risk of a serious illness caused by the coronavirus. However, the new findings, which were put online on Friday and have not yet been published in a scientific journal, show …

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Cave fossils show modern people who have shared memes with Neanderthals

The discovery suggests that cultures may have mixed during this time. Tsenka Tsanova / A handful of fossils and tools found in a Bulgarian cave suggest that modern humans were present in Europe some 46,000 years ago – and likely interacted with Neanderthals longer than previously thought. According to two studies published this week in Nature and Nature Ecology & …

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The oldest known string turns the assumptions about the intelligence of the Neanderthals upside down

AP – It looked like a white spot on the underside of a Neanderthal stone tool, but a microscope showed that it was a bundle of fibers twisted around each other. Further research showed that this was the first direct evidence that Neanderthals could produce string, and the oldest known direct evidence of string production overall, researchers say. The find …

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50,000 year old string shows Neanderthals were technologically advanced

Photograph of the cord fragment taken by digital microscopy (the fragment is approximately 6.2 mm long and 0.5 mm wide). Photo credits: © C2RMF The discovery of the oldest known direct evidence of fiber technology – using natural fibers to make yarn – is reported in Scientific reports in this week. The finding promotes our understanding of the cognitive skills …

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Neanderthals may have used a string

SEM photo of the Neanderthal cord from Abri du Maras. M.H. Moncel Hide label Switch label M.H. Moncel SEM photo of the Neanderthal cord from Abri du Maras. M.H. Moncel Tiny pieces of twisted plant fiber found on an old stone tool suggest that Neanderthals were able to make and use nifty cords such as string and rope. Twisted fiber …

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Neanderthals may have used String: NPR

SEM photo of the Neanderthal cord from Abri du Maras. M.H. Moncel Hide label Switch label M.H. Moncel SEM photo of the Neanderthal cord from Abri du Maras. M.H. Moncel Tiny pieces of twisted plant fiber found on an old stone tool suggest that Neanderthals were able to make and use nifty cords such as string and rope. Twisted fiber …

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The oldest yarn fragment in the world shows that Neanderthals were smarter than we thought

Archaeologists have found the oldest twine on a prehistoric site in southern France. This photo, taken by digital microscopy, shows that of the string fragment, which is approximately 6.2 mm long and 0.5 mm wide. This illustration shows Elessaurus gondwanoccidens, a long-legged reptile that lived in South America during the early Triassic. It is a cousin of other mysterious early …

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