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.

'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.

Neanderthals may have died off because they couldn't harness fire

 A new study has revealed that Neanderthals may have died off because they lacked in the fire mastery.

Neanderthals tore apart bodies soon after death, shows study

An analysis of fossil remains has suggested that the Neanderthals manipulated the bodies of adults and children shortly after death.

Here's why we have chins

A new study has given the reason behind why did human chins evolve if Neanderthals and archaic humans didn't possess them.

Oldest Neanderthal DNA found

Researchers have stumbled upon the oldest Neanderthal DNA sample. The sample came from an ancient skeleton still buried deep inside a cave in Italy.

Volcanic cataclysm 40k yrs ago in Italy may have triggered final demise of Neanderthals

 A new study has recently revealed that volcanic cataclysm 40,000 years ago in Italy may have triggered final demise of Neanderthals.

Did volcanic eruption trigger extinction of Neanderthals?

The decline of the Neanderthals started well before the Campanian Ignimbrite (CI) eruption in Italy 40,000 years ago, long thought to be a cause of their extinction, a new research has found.

Dogs helped modern humans eradicate Neanderthals in Europe 40k yrs ago

Researcher has revealed that dogs bred from wolves helped modern humans vanquish local Neanderthals 40,000 years ago from Europe.

Neanderthals may have disappeared from Iberian Peninsula 5K yrs earlier than believed

A new study has recently revealed that Neanderthals disappeared from the Iberian Peninsula around 45,000 years ago, or some 5,000 years before the rest of Europe.

Neanderthals knew how to make stone tools: Study

Researchers from University of Montreal have discovered a multi-purpose bone tool dating from the Neanderthal era, suggesting that the Neanderthals knew how to make stone tools like humans.

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.