Neanderthals Did Not Go Extinct Because of Climate Change, New Research Finds

Archaeologists and paleontologists have found new evidence that the group of Neanderthals that lived in the Western Mediterranean did not become extinct because of climate change. Experts have long presumed the subspecies died because of changes in Earth's climate, but...

Icelandic Genomes Explain Neanderthal Legacy of Europeans

Researchers at deCODE genetics and fellow collaborators from the Max Planck Institute and universities in Denmark and Iceland have published the first study to use a whole genome sequence data from across a population in order to analyze the current succession of...

Neanderthals Were Able to Make Strings

The string looked like a white mark on the underside of a Neanderthal stone tool. However, the microscope showed it was just a bunch of fibers that were twisted around each other. This is the first evidence of them being...

New Research Demonstrates Our Genetic Variation is Spread Globally

​New research has come up with the most intricate analysis of human genetic diversity until now, explaining the genetic association between human populations around the world. Revealing a massive amount of earlier unexplained genetic variation, the paper offers new clues...

Researchers Find Ancient Unknown Population’s Genes in Modern Humans

Researchers have unearthed information of an extinct human species that lived in Africa approximately half a million years ago. Those humans' genetic material has been transmitted in today's people. Evidence of the 'ghost population' appeared when scientists studied genomes from...

Neanderthals Used to Dive Into the Ocean to Collect Shells, New Discovery Suggest

​Neanderthals ​were not as boorish or dull as historians once believed. A new discovery of a humanoid detailed that his walk was performed with an upright posture and some groups located in Western Europe might have also swum on a...

What Killed Neanderthals? Check Out Two Potential Causes Of Their Extinction

It's been revealed that experts managed to find the reasons that might have led to the extinction of Neanderthals. Ancient-origins website writes that analysts who used population models now believe that inbreeding and the internal dynamics of the small populations...