Neanderthals

Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: Study

Cow may be biggest mammal if humans keep up extinctions: Study

The spread of humans around the world from Africa thousands of years ago wiped out big mammals in a shrinking trend that could make the cow the biggest mammal on Earth in a few centuries` time, a scientific study said on Thursday.

Apr 20, 2018, 11:16 AM IST
Humans mated with strange Denisovan species more than once: Study

Humans mated with strange Denisovan species more than once: Study

The study said that the interbreeding between modern humans and Denisovans happened in two separate instances.

Mar 17, 2018, 23:28 PM IST
Human evolution is uneven, punctuated: Study

Human evolution is uneven, punctuated: Study

After excavating three new sites in southern Spain, over more than 10 years, the researchers discovered evidence of distinct Neanderthal materials dating from 37,000 years ago.
 

Nov 18, 2017, 17:51 PM IST
Do you know the place in western Asia where humans first inter-bred?

Do you know the place in western Asia where humans first inter-bred?

When the ancestors of modern humans migrated out of Africa, they passed through the Middle East and Turkey before heading deeper into Asia and Europe.
 

Oct 25, 2017, 16:18 PM IST
How Neanderthals made the world's first glue decoded

How Neanderthals made the world's first glue decoded

For the simplest method, all that is needed is a roll of bark and an open fire. This enabled Neanderthals to produce the first glue as early as 200,000 years ago.

Sep 03, 2017, 19:31 PM IST
Competition over mammoth meat may have wiped out Neanderthals

Competition over mammoth meat may have wiped out Neanderthals

The first representatives of Homo sapiens colonised Europe around 43,000 years ago, replacing the Neanderthals there approximately 3,000 years later.

Aug 06, 2017, 19:07 PM IST
Early humans were smarter than previously thought

Early humans were smarter than previously thought

The researchers believe that the same areas of the brain engaged in modern activities like playing the piano were also used in making stone tools dating from 1.8 million to 100,000 years ago.

May 10, 2017, 00:35 AM IST
Revealed - Neanderthals had complex vegetarian diets, used plant-based medicines

Revealed - Neanderthals had complex vegetarian diets, used plant-based medicines

Analysis of Neanderthal dental plaque has revealed a varied and "modern-looking" vegetarian diet.

Mar 09, 2017, 10:06 AM IST
Was 'aspirin' neanderthals' treatment for tooth ache?

Was 'aspirin' neanderthals' treatment for tooth ache?

 Neanderthals lived in parts of Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East for up to 300,000 years but appear to have vanished some 40,000 years ago.

Mar 09, 2017, 00:50 AM IST
Neanderthals may have diseases carried out of Africa

Neanderthals may have diseases carried out of Africa

There is evidence that our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals and exchanged genes associated with disease.

Apr 11, 2016, 12:48 PM IST
High-protein diet to blame for Neanderthals' extinction?

High-protein diet to blame for Neanderthals' extinction?

The extinction of Neanderthals took place at the same time as the beginning of the demise of giant animals or "Megafauna" in Europe, the researchers pointed out. 

Mar 30, 2016, 21:07 PM IST

Here`s how diet helped us evolve

A new study has revealed how diet helped shape our evolution.

Mar 30, 2016, 15:57 PM IST

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.

Feb 18, 2016, 13:19 PM IST

Human-Neanderthal relationships may be root of modern allergies

Passionate encounters between ancient humans and their burly cousins- the Neanderthals, may have left modern people more prone to sneezes, itches and other allergies, researchers say.

Jan 08, 2016, 10:20 AM IST
Last common ancestor of humans and Neanderthals revealed in 3D

Last common ancestor of humans and Neanderthals revealed in 3D

The virtual 3D ancestral skull bears early hallmarks of both species.

Dec 18, 2015, 16:44 PM IST

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.

Dec 08, 2015, 14:45 PM IST

Homo naledi adapted to both tree climbing, walking upright

The newly discovered human ancestor Homo naledi may have been 'jack of all trades' - uniquely adapted for both tree climbing and walking upright, while also being handy with tools, new research has found.

Oct 07, 2015, 13:38 PM IST

Human body has gone through four stages of evolution: Study

A new study of fossils has revealed that the human body has gone through four main stages of evolution.

Sep 01, 2015, 11:50 AM IST

45k-years-old Jordan stone tools show earliest division of labour in humans

 Thousands of stone tools unearthed from a cave in Jordan have revealed the first bosses emerged 45,000 years ago.

Jun 14, 2015, 15:52 PM IST

'Human hunting weapons didn't kill Neanderthals'

The demise of Neanderthals may have nothing to do with innovative hunting weapons carried by humans from west Asia, a new research shows.

Apr 29, 2015, 15:50 PM IST