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Neanderthals carried more copies of potentially detrimental mutations

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 21:55

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 21:45

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

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 17:14

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 13:16

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 12:52

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

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 13:27

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

Last Updated: Saturday, September 21, 2013, 13:11

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 15:35

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

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 12:08

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?

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 14:24

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 13:19

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 15:15

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