"Extraordinary" Neanderthal discovery reveals secrets of human evolution
Scientist tells Newsweek that Altamura Man research is "of enormous interest for our knowledge of Neanderthals, ourselves as a species and human evolution."
Neanderthals that decorated their caves with giant skulls discovered
Archaeologists have uncovered a rare collection of over 35 large herbivore skulls in a Neanderthal cave, which may represent some kind of hunting shrine.
Neanderthals were smart, sophisticated, creative—and misunderstood
Tantalizing new findings suggest that Neanderthals, our human cousins, are a lot like us. How, then, did we manage to win the evolutionary competition?
Comet to approach Earth for first time since Neanderthals lived
The comet, which will not return for another 50,000 years, should be visible with the naked eye in February.
Humans and Neanderthals co-existed longer than previously known: study
The research presents evidence of direct encounters between humans and Neanderthals on a regional scale.
Neanderthal Skull Reveals Secrets of Ancient Community
The skull fragments were discovered at the Abric Romani site near Barcelona where traces of a Neanderthal deer hunters' camp were discovered.
Cold Comfort: Neanderthals Chilled Out in Summer By Heading North
Scientists have discovered that Neanderthals showed remarkable flexibility to environmental changes around them and would travel to where they were most comfortable.
Wooly Mammoth De-extinction Scientist Shares Plan To Create Arctic Elephant
George Church, from the Harvard Medical School, founded a company to bring the wooly mammoth back to life in 2021.
Scientists Show How They Gave A 70,000-Year-Old Neanderthal His Smile
Experts reconstructed the caveman's face from just a fossilized orbital bone.
Excavators Unseal Cave to Look for Clues of Neanderthal Existence
Professor Clive Finlayson who led the expedition, said it was "quite a feeling to know the people who were last in there were Neanderthals."
Neanderthal Remains Uncovered at Famous 'Flower Burial' Site
"In recent years we have seen increasing evidence that Neanderthals were more sophisticated than previously thought," researcher Emma Pomeroy said.
Neanderthals Collected Clam Shells From the Bottom of the Sea to Make Tools
Researchers also found evidence indicating that Neanderthals collected volcanic pumice stones.
Ancient Hominids May Have Helped Protect Humans From Malaria
Research adds to evidence showing how archaic species shaped modern humans.
The 'Last Necklace Made by the Neanderthals' Discovered in Spanish Cave
Researchers say the discovery adds weight to the idea Neanderthals were capable of symbolic behavior.
Study: Humans crossed the Mediterranean Earlier Than Previously Thought
Scientists discovered new evidence that the Greek island of Naxos was inhabited by Neanderthals and humans at least 200,000 years ago—tens of thousands of years earlier than previously believed
Mystery Population of Humans Were Living in Europe 210,000 Years Ago
Skull discovered in a cave in Southern Greece has been identified as Homo sapiens.
Earth's Magnetic Field May Have Been Involved in Neanderthal Extinction
Study suggests weakening of the field resulted in reduced protection from UV rays, leading to mammalian extinctions on Earth.
Modern Humans and Neanderthals Diverged Earlier Than Previously Thought
Previous estimates based on DNA analysis suggest the two species diverged between 300,000 and 500,000 years ago.
Climate Change Forced Neanderthals Into Cannibalism
Researchers studied the remains of Neanderthals found in a cave in southeastern France.
Neanderthals Could Use Spears to Hunt From a Distance
Researchers asked javelin athletes to try out replicas of 300,000-year-old weapons.
Neanderthals Provided Healthcare to Sick and Injured
Providing healthcare was a fundamental collaborative survival strategy for Neanderthals, according to researchers.
Did Climate Change Kill the Neanderthals?
Ancient rocks suggest extreme temperatures drove their demise.
90,000-Year-Old Bone Gives New Insight
Scientists find the first definitive evidence of interbreeding between Neanderthals and Denisovans.
Neanderthals Created Their Own Fire 50,000 Years Ago
The research shows our ancient cousins were "no dummies," one scientist said.
Neanderthals Had Large Noses to Breathe More Air
A bad cold can show you the value of a good nose.
Early Humans Had More Sex Than Expected With Denisovans
Neanderthals aren't the only ancient people that have left traces in our modern DNA.
Neanderthal Art Rewrites What We Know About Ourselves
Scientists aren't sure when the human lineage became "behaviorally modern."
Neanderthals Were the World's First Artists
The new findings suggest that Neanderthals were more like us than previously thought.
Dozens of Rare Wooden Neanderthal Tools Found in Italy
"We are now able to understand much more of their everyday toolkit."
Human Evolution Clues in Neanderthal Sex and Ape DNA
This new evidence will result in "a far more sophisticated appreciation" of our evolution.