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Neanderthals had sex with modern humans much earlier: Study

People living today who are of European, Eurasian and Asian descent have well-identified Neanderthal-derived segments in their genome.

Why Neanderthals' faces are different from humans

New findings, based upon facial growth patterns, indicate that Neanderthals and humans are indeed sufficiently distinct from one another.

First teeth of anatomically modern humans detected in Italy

A team of researchers found that two teeth from prehistoric sites in northern Italy are the oldest modern human remains overlapping in time with the last Neandertals.

'Laziness' has made modern humans' bones brittle

 A new study has revealed that the shift to farming and more sedentary lifestyles over the time has resulted in modern humans having more fragile bones.

Australian researcher discovers first artwork by early human

An Australian researcher has discovered what is believed to be the first artwork created by a human.

Ancestors of modern humans began art 540,000 yrs ago

 The ancient ancestor of modern humans carved world's oldest abstract art on a mollusk shell with a shark tooth around 540,000 yrs ago, it has been revealed.

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.