Neanderthals carried more copies of potentially detrimental mutations

Scientists have revealed that Neanderthals carried more copies of mutations that would alter the amino acid makeup of proteins than modern humans possess, which suggests that their populations across Eurasia were likely small and isolated.

Humans left Africa in two migration waves: Study

In a significant discovery, researchers have found that modern humans may have dispersed in more than one wave of migration out of Africa.

Why Neanderthals never had brain disorders

In a significant discovery, scientists have found why modern humans develop brain disorders like autism or schizophrenia but our ancestor Neanderthals did not.

Neanderthal viruses found in modern humans

Ancient viruses from Neanderthals dating back 500,000 years have been found in modern human DNA, Oxford scientists say.

Hominin not ancestors of Neanderthals and modern humans: Study

A new study suggests that no known hominin is ancestor to the Neanderthals or modern humans.

Denisovans crossed Wallace`s Line and interbred with modern humans

The Denisovans - newly discovered ancient human relative - crossed one of the world`s most prominent marine barriers in Indonesia, and interbred with modern humans moving through the area on the way to Australia and New Guinea, scientists have claimed.

Neanderthals, not modern humans invented bone tools 50,000 yrs ago

Researchers have suggested that it may have been Neanderthals, and not modern humans, who made first specialized bone tools in Europe.

Neanderthals ate fish 45,000 years ago

Neanderthals were eating fish some 45,000 years ago, a new study has found, suggesting the close human relatives had a more diverse diet than previously thought.

Early modern humans arrived in Middle East 42,000 years ago

The earliest fully modern humans arrived in the the Middle East around 42,000 years ago, a new study led by Oxford scientists has found.

Neanderthal language similar to modern humans?

Our closest cousins - the Neanderthals - may have shared speech and language with modern humans, a new research suggests.

Modern humans reached India 60,000 years ago

A new research by has refuted a recent theory, that there is archaeological evidence for the presence of modern humans in southern Asia before the super-eruption of the Mount Toba volcano in Sumatra.

Ice age ancestors used similar words as modern humans

Scientists have unveiled the `super-language` used by our Ice-Age ancestors to communicate in Europe 15,000 years ago.

Neanderthals `learned to make jewellery and tools from modern humans`

Neanderthals learned how to make jewellery and sophisticated tools from the ancestors of modern humans, a new study suggests.

Modern humans didn`t originate from a single place in Africa

Modern humans may not have come from one place in Africa but may have descended from a diverse group of ancestors, a new research has claimed, challenging the single-origin theory.

First modern humans `settled in Arabia`

Scientists claim they have found vital clues which suggest that the first modern humans settled in Arabia on their way from the Horn of Africa to the rest of the world.

`Neanderthals died out from interbreeding with humans`

The real reason why Neanderthals died out was because they were too smart for their own good.

Modern humans crowded out Europe’s Neanderthals

A swell of modern humans outnumbered Neanderthals in Europe by nearly 10 to one, forcing their extinction 40,000 years ago.

‘Neanderthals may not have met modern humans’

A new study claims Neanderthals weren`t around to mingle with modern humans.

Modern humans `originated in southern Africa`

Teh newstudy has challenged the age-old view that people came from the eastern part of the continent.

Modern humans ‘originated from southern Africa’

An extensive genetic study has suggested that modern humans may have generated out of southern Africa.