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.

Neanderthals were not 'subspecies' of modern humans

 A new study has revealed that Neanderthals were not subspecies of modern humans rather they were a distinct species separate from Homo sapiens.

Early humans survived the last Ice Age: Study
Early humans survived the last Ice Age: Study

The genetic ancestry of the earliest Europeans survived the ferocious Ice Age that took hold after the continent was initially settled by modern people, a new study has found.

Ancient Russian's DNA sheds light on Neanderthal interbreeding

DNA extracted from the skeleton of a man who lived in Russia about 37,000 years ago is giving scientists new insights into the genetic history of Europeans including interbreeding that took place with Neanderthals more than 50,000 years ago.

Neanderthals and humans first mated 50,000 years ago

Modern humans and Neanderthals first interbred approximately 50,000 to 60,000 years ago, according to scientists who sequenced the genome of a man's thigh bone found in Siberia.

DNA reveals Neanderthals first mated with humans 50,000 years ago

A new study has examined the 45,000-year-old DNA from a Siberian man that has demonstrated that Neanderthals and humans first mated 50,000 years ago.

Gorham's cave paintings may have been the work of Neanderthals
Gorham's cave paintings may have been the work of Neanderthals

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New Delhi: Crude paintings found inside Gorham's cave in Gibraltar is a major contribution in making scientists believe that Neanderthals had great artistic expression.

Early Arctic inhabitants lived without sex, says study

 As the scientific community dwells over the possibility that Neanderthals had sex with humans, an Indian-origin researcher has found that the earliest Arctic inhabitants lived in complete sexual isolation from their neighbours for almost 4,000 years.

Modern humans, Neanderthals co-existed for up to 5000 years

A new study has suggested that modern humans and Neanderthals lived side-by-side for up to 5,000 years after the researchers collected more than 400 samples from the most important sites in Europe.

Ancient pigeon bones reveal secrets of Neanderthals` bird diet

Neanderthals may have caught, butchered and cooked pigeons long before modern humans became regular consumers of bird meat, a new study has revealed.

Human ancestors had Neanderthal like `inner ear`

In a re-examination of a 100,000-year-old early human skull, researchers have found the surprising presence of an inner-ear formation long thought to occur only in Neanderthals.

Neanderthals ate vegetables too!

Researchers have claimed that Neanderthal diet while heavy on meat, also included plant tissues, such as tubers and nuts.

`Neanderthals evolved in a piecemeal fashion`

In a significant discovery, a "pit of bones" found at a possible burial site in northern Spain has offered a rare glimpse into the early evolution of the Neanderthals.

`Dimwitted` Neanderthals were not inferior to modern humans

Researchers have suggested that the widely held opinion that Neanderthals were dimwitted may not hold true.

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.

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.

Neanderthals and early humans did not meet on the Iberian Peninsula

Scientists have said that a research that they are taking part in has revealed that Neanderthals and Cro-magnons did not meet on the Iberian Peninsula.

Neanderthals from Western Europe almost became extinct before modern humans set in

A new study of mitochondrial DNA sequences suggests that Western Europe may have undergone a population crisis during a cold stretch of the Neanderthal era.

Research shows Neanderthals` traits found in human genes

A new study suggests that DNA fossils hidden in modern human genome that help determine most people`s skin and hair, were picked up from Neanderthals through mating.

Diabetes risk gene may have been inherited from Neanderthals

Researchers have found a new genetic clue that increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in Latin Americans.