Neanderthal were good parents: Study

Learn from our ancestors when it comes to good parenting.

Neanderthals were affectionate towards their children

A new study suggests that Neanderthal children experienced strong emotional attachments with their immediate social group, used play to develop skills and played a significant role in their society.

`Neanderthal` fossils are actually medieval human remains

Neanderthal fossils, found in an Italian cave in the 1980s, are actually remains of medieval humans, a new research has found.

Neanderthal bone highlights human inter-breeding

A tiny toebone from a Neanderthal woman who lived around 50,000 years ago has shown that several branches of early humans interbred before a single group, Homo sapiens, rose to dominate.

Neanderthal `homes` were tidy and organised

Neanderthals, like modern humans, had separate areas in their shelters dedicated to various activities and household chores, according to a new study.

Scientists prove Neanderthal gang ate neighbours raw

Early humans butchered their rivals, breaking open their skulls and bones to extract the marrow, a study has revealed.

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.

Neanderthal language similar to modern humans?

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

120,000-year-old Neanderthal rib shows sign of bone tumour

The first case of a bone tumour of the ribs in a Neanderthal specimen reveals that at least one Neanderthal suffered a cancer that is common in modern-day humans, according to a new research.

Neanderthal fossils found in Greek cave

Scientists have discovered 14 specimens of Neanderthal remains, including bones of children and adults, in a cave in Greece.

First love child of human and Neanderthal found?

The skeletal remains of an individual that lived 40,000-30,000 years ago were found in northern Italy and are believed to be that of a human/Neanderthal hybrid.

German scientists decode entire Neanderthal genome

German scientists have completed the first high-quality sequencing of a Neanderthal genome, and made it freely available online to the scientific community.

Human ancestors recreated from ancient bones

Life-like models of the three human ancestors - Australopithecus Afarensis, Homo Erectus and Neanderthal man - have been re-created in 3-D from ancient bones.

Neanderthals `bred with modern humans` 37,000 years ago

Modern Europeans interbred with Neanderthals as recently as 37,000 years ago, a new research has found.

Neanderthals and humans `may have co-existed in Israel`

Neanderthals may have lived side by side with early humans and possibly interbred with them, a new study has claimed.

`Spanish cave paintings may been the work of Neanderthals`

Crude paintings found in a Spanish cave have been found to be the oldest in the world.

Dogs `may have helped modern man to flourish`

Our close friendship with dogs tipped the balance in favour of modern man over the Neanderthals, who had previously occupied present-day Europe.

Neanderthals were seafaring long before modern humans

Neanderthals may have used the seas as a highway centuries before modern humans managed the same trick, researchers in Greece say.

Our immune system strengthened by Neanderthal interbreeding?

In some parts of the world, up to 4% of people’s DNA comes from the short, stocky cavemen.

Neanderthal children were ‘large, sturdy and toothy`

Remains of the youngest Neanderthal ever found suggest that they were large, sturdy and toothy.