Paleoanthropologists use models to show humans may have left Africa earlier than thought
Genetic testing shows Neanderthals less diverse than modern humans
What gave us the advantage over extinct types of humans?
In parallel with modern man (Homo sapiens), there were other, extinct types of humans with whom we lived side by side, such as Neanderthals and the recently discovered Denisovans of Siberia. Yet only Homo s ...
New method confirms humans and Neanderthals interbred
Technical objections to the idea that Neanderthals interbred with the ancestors of Eurasians have been overcome, thanks to a genome analysis method described in the April 2014 issue of the journal Genetics. The te ...
No known hominin is ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans, research says
The search for a common ancestor linking modern humans with the Neanderthals who lived in Europe thousands of years ago has been a compelling subject for research. But a new study suggests the quest isn't ...
Human Y chromosome much older than previously thought
(Phys.org) —University of Arizona geneticists have discovered the oldest known genetic branch of the human Y chromosome – the hereditary factor determining male sex.
New study refutes claims of early humans in India prior to Mount Toba eruption
Mysterious ancient human crossed Wallace's Line
Scientists have proposed that the most recently discovered ancient human relatives—the Denisovans—somehow managed to cross one of the world's most prominent marine barriers in Indonesia, and later interbred with modern ...
Neanderthal lineages excavated from modern human genomes
A substantial fraction of the Neanderthal genome persists in modern human populations. A new approach applied to analyzing whole-genome sequencing data from 665 people from Europe and East Asia shows that ...
Scientists use genetics, climate reconstructions to track global spread of modern humans out of Africa
(Phys.org)—Research indicates the out-of-Africa spread of humans was dictated by the appearance of favourable climatic windows.
Neanderthal variants in genes involved in lipid catabolism
Contemporary Europeans have as many as three times more Neanderthal variants in genes involved in lipid catabolism than Asians and Africans.
Out of Africa date brought forward
Largest genomic study shows Khoe-San people are unique
Genetically, culturally and ethically the Khoe-San have something special to add to this world. The importance of this study is to put the Khoe and San heritage in the right place in history and this research ...
Modern humans interbred with more archaic hominin forms even before they migrated out of Africa: study
It is now widely accepted that the species Homo sapiens originated in Africa and eventually spread throughout the world. But did those early humans interbreed with more ancestral forms of the genus Homo, for ...