European neanderthals were on the verge of extinction even before the arrival of modern humans: study
New findings from an international team of researchers show that most neanderthals in Europe died off around 50,000 years ago.
Anthropologists clarify link between Asians and early Native-Americans
A tiny mountainous region in southern Siberia may have been the genetic source of the earliest Native Americans, according to new research by a University of Pennsylvania-led team of anthropologists.
Archaeologists find clues to Neanderthal extinction
(PhysOrg.com) -- Computational modeling that examines evidence of how hominin groups evolved culturally and biologically in response to climate change during the last Ice Age also bears new insights into the extinction of ...
Did a good sense of smell give us an evolutionary advantage over Neanderthals?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Our sense of smell may have been as important as language in helping to give us, modern humans, an evolutionary advantage over other human relatives such as the Neanderthals, scientists report ...
The disappearance of the elephant caused the rise of modern man 400,000 years ago
Elephants have long been known to be part of the Homo erectus diet. But the significance of this specific food source, in relation to both the survival of Homo erectus and the evolution of modern humans, has n ...
Archeologists investigate Ice Age hominins' adaptability to climate change
Computational modeling that examines evidence of how hominin groups evolved culturally and biologically in response to climate change during the last Ice Age also bears new insights into the extinction of ...
Homo sapiens arrived in Europe earlier than previously believed
Members of our species (Homo sapiens) arrived in Europe several millennia earlier than previously thought. At this conclusion a team of researchers, led by the Department of Anthropology, University of Vie ...
Shared genes with Neanderthal relatives not unusual
During human evolution our ancestors mated with Neanderthals, but also with other related hominids. In this week's online edition of PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), researchers from Uppsala Univer ...
DNA study suggests Asia was settled in multiple waves of migration
An international team of researchers studying DNA patterns from modern and archaic humans has uncovered new clues about the movement and intermixing of populations more than 40,000 years ago in Asia.
Neanderthals ate shellfish 150,000 years ago: study
Neanderthal cavemen supped on shellfish on the Costa del Sol 150,000 years ago, punching a hole in the theory that modern humans alone ate brain-boosting seafood so long ago, a new study shows.
Human-Neanderthal coupling was rare: study
Scientists have shown that modern humans have some traces of genes from Neanderthals, but a study out Monday suggests that any breeding between the two was most likely a rare event.
Homo erectus was first master of the kitchen: study
The first ancestor of modern humans to have mastered the art of cooking was likely homo erectus, which evolved around 1.9 million years ago, according to a US study published Monday.
Strength in numbers
New research sheds light on why, after 300,000 years of domination, European Neanderthals abruptly disappeared. Researchers from the University of Cambridge have discovered that modern humans coming from Africa swarmed the ...
Finding showing human ancestor older than previously thought offers new insights into evolution
(PhysOrg.com) -- Modern humans never co-existed with Homo erectus -- a finding counter to previous hypotheses of human evolutionnew excavations in Indonesia and dating analyses show. The research, report ...